How To: Dark Red Lip

What if I told you that you can indulge in a deep, dark, red lip without having to buy a new lipstick color? What if I also told you that this color would be multi-dimensional and go beyond your wildest dreams? I'm not kidding. I learned this little trick and I'd be a terrible person to keep it from you all.

For the perfect dark red lip, you'll need your normal red lipstick (my absolute favorite is "Passion" by Chanel) and a dark lip pencil. I used "Currant" by Mac. It's a very deep reddish-purple color. If you don't have lip liner on hand, you can use eyeliner. Either dark brown on black will work! Be sure to moisturize your lips beforehand because darker lipstick tends to accentuate dry and cracked lips. My lips are almost permanently chapped all winter long but Mac's Lip Conditioner works miracles.

Begin by moisturizing your lips. Let them dry a bit and then apply your favorite red to the top and bottom. Apply liberally so you'll have more to work with when it comes time to blend. Apply the liner and don't be afraid to make it thick! Rub your lips together and it should be blended perfectly. MWAH!

xo,
e.m.

22 comments

  1. Gorgeous! Looks really lovely, without being too over the top, perfect for work. :) x

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I've been growing very fond of this look and wearing it probably TOO much. ;)

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  2. You are so beautiful. That lip looks so glamorous on you xo

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  3. You literally look like a goddess. So so beautiful :]

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  4. Beautiful, just beautiful,I was wondering, what kind of camera did you use for these pictures?

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    1. Thank you! They were shot with a Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 30mm 1.4 :)

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  5. gorgeous! I wish I could pull of that color.. I don't think I could >.< haha

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  6. While your lips do look lovely here, I'm dying over your hair. Just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! Styling wand. I swear by it.

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  7. Wow you look stunning and can I just say your hair is amazzzzing! xx <3

    Iesha.x
    http://secretlifeofanirishteen.blogspot.ie/

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