Velvety Red Lips With No Lipstick

Hi ladies,

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?

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  1. The Peach

    The Peach on 04/20/2011 1:49 a.m. #

    Wow! Your lips look amazing with this technique! You should post a step by step tutorial with pictures so we can see the process you use!

  2. Rachael

    Rachael on 04/20/2011 7:22 a.m. #

    Gorgeous! Would never have thought to use pigments - what products did you use?

  3. Rachy

    Rachy on 04/20/2011 11:33 a.m. #

    Love! I like wearing a red lip lately as I have some cool red sunglasses and feel super glam when I match them with a red lip lol. I mostly use Mac's prolong wear lip colour because it dries fairly matte and does stick around x

  4. Indigo

    Indigo on 04/20/2011 2:19 p.m. #

    what a great idea!! You look very pretty too! Your hair is looking lovely! X

  5. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 04/20/2011 9:47 p.m. #

    @The Peach:Thank you. I&#39;ll defo do it! Promise. X<br /><br />@Rachael: I used Barry M lip liner in 25 as my darker shade, KIKO Make up Milano 203 lip liner as my orangey shade then the lip stain was one from Screen Face which I did a post about and then the pigments were a few-reflects Rust by Mac, Pink Bronze by Mac and a random gold one. I used 3 pigments this time as I was playing around but I would normally stick to one just to make the process a bit quicker. I&#39;ll do a step by step and I&#39;ll show you swatches X<br /><br />@Rachy: Red sunglasses? Can I see them? Do a post with the glasses and lip combo! X<br /><br />@Indigo: Thank you :-P I was just experimenting like we all do. X

  6. missdazed

    missdazed on 04/21/2011 12:13 a.m. #

    gorgeous, I&#39;ll have to try this out

  7. FunnyFaceBeauty

    FunnyFaceBeauty on 04/21/2011 3:36 a.m. #

    Wow, its so pretty. I can&#39;t believe its not a lipstick. I need to start playing around like this. <br />xx<br />Alicia

  8. Delyteful Speaks

    Delyteful Speaks on 04/28/2011 7:03 p.m. #

    wooooow that looks stunning giiirl! loove bold lips!

  9. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 04/29/2011 2:27 a.m. #

    @missdazed: Thanks!! X Defo try;s fun and long lasting. X<br /><br />@Alicia: lipstick at all. Try it. X<br /><br />@Delyteful Speaks: Thanks hun :P X

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