When I do red lips I hardly ever use lipstick.
I use lip liners, pigments and a tiny bit of lip stains for a bit of shine.
I find this is the way to go for a long lasting red lip which is smudge proof, waterproof and nearly kiss proof
This is what the first look looks like.
I used the darkest red lip liner on the edges of both my upper and lower lips and then I used a more orangey or lighter liner on the centre. I coloured my entire lip with the lightest colour.
I then applied a red and orangey lip tint just on the centre to give the impression of light.
For extra definition I used a tiny bit of concealer around my entire lip.
The second look for a bit of extra dimension:
For a deeper or more 3D-like effect I applied red, orangey and gold pigments right on the centre for an extra impression of light.
Just use a tiny bit and use a very small brush.
I love the fact that you do not get red lipstick on your teeth with this method.
So unattractive when that happens.
And this is what I look with red lips.
I hope you liked this technique.
Do you use red lips much?
What's your technique or tips?