Why Red Lipstick Is The Ultimate Party Season MVP

Let’s be real - the upcoming festive season is the best excuse to pull out sparkly eyeshadows and bold lipsticks that have been lying buried in your makeup bag. But, whether you have your looks planned out according to every event (Monica from FRIENDS, anyone?) or are more of a makeup minimalist and like to keep it simple, one beauty staple that will always make the cut in our routines is red lipstick. 

A single swipe can be an easy way to make a statement with your look, help you look brighter and more awake, and even be the perfect pairing for your favourite brown smokey eye.  

Here’s how you can get a crimson pout just right, along with our favourite product picks to add to your cart. 

 

Line and define 

Begin by mapping out your pout with a lip liner. This will not only help you get a cleaner, sharper finish, but also prevent the lip colour from bleeding.

Swipe it on 

 

Now for the fun part – applying your lipstick. Start from the middle of your top lip and then move on to your bottom lip. Avoid pressing your lips together to prevent the colour from moving around.

The right formula 

 

If you’ve got a long day or night ahead of you with no chances for touch-ups, swap out your bullet lipstick for a liquid one instead. Use a lip brush for ultra-precise application.

Gloss it up 

 

Want to switch it up from the usual matte red lip? Swipe some gloss on top! Use a clear one for a glass-like finish, or a red one for more saturated colour.