Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Red Red Red

Who doesn't love a great red lip?  A friend of mine recently asked me about my favorite red lipstick.  While there are many out there, it can be difficult to pick just one.  Some look great when applied, but fade quickly.  I hate it when my lipstick can't last past one meal!  And who wants to worry about reapplying during a night out?  I have found a way to master the long lasting red lip and I'm going to show you how to do it!

What you will need:

- Sugar Lip Polish by Fresh
-YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #1 by Yves Saint Laurent

Okay, so I started out with the lip polish to exfoliate my chapped lips.  If you don't have this problem you can skip this step.  It's basically brown sugar that you rub on your lips to take any dead skin away.  It's fabulous and tastes yummy (yes, I do eat the excess off my lips sometimes)!  So right now I look like this:

Then I put on the lip primer to fill in any lines I may have.  It's great because it helps with grooves created by chapped lips but also allows the lipstick to adhere to the primer, not your lips.  It feels natural and isn't a pain to take off!

Next I line my lips with the lip pencil.  This kind of gives me a grid so I maintain "coloring within the lines".  I also color my entire lips with the pencil.  I think it lets your lipstick last longer when you have an undercoat of red on.  Try not to get too close to the inside of your mouth though, this will cause those nasty streaks of red on your teeth!

And last, add your lipstick.  This YSL color is great because it has the perfect amount of shine to it.  No top gloss necessary!  And here is the finished product:

Hope this tutorial helps!  If you have any questions feel free to ask below or send me an email.




  1. Loving the red lipstick. I actually did a post on it recently. I think a lot of ladies are scared of red, but I say the bolder the better! Great post!

    1. I agree! As long as everything else is toned down, the red lip is a great way to stand out! Thanks for the feedback Shanna <3

  2. I am loving lipstick! Red, Pink, Orange! It spices up any look! I am always looking for the prefect red, and I am loving yours! Thanks!

  3. Thanks Justine! I am definitely into the bold lip colors this season... Can't wait to read your blog!




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