Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Makeup Tips: Semi-Vampy Red Lips

Lately, I've taken to wearing red lipstick most days. It's practically cliche for a vintage-loving roller derby skater, but I'm helpless to its charms.

I used to swear by only MAC Viva Glam I and wear it on gamedays, but now I've got an embarrassing stash of lipsticks. This particular mix of reds got a surprisingly positive reaction on Facebook. So here's the red, the second time I wore it.

And here are the products I used. I lined the outside of my natural lip line with MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Trust in Red. Then I filled in with Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge in #9. The latter is drying, so I covered it with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, then MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Driven By Love.

The result is a really deep red that's also shiny, and a nice summer-to-fall shade. This is probably the most individual products I've put into a lipstick application, as I usually just line and fill. My favorite way to wear a dramatic red lipstick is with a simple black cateye liner.

What reds are you loving right now?

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