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How To Achieve The Perfect Statement Red Lip

Red lips will never go out of style, so find out how to nail this timeless look.

Red lips need to be played up with a soft eye so as not to detract attention away from the mouth. If all the attention is on your bright lips, you need to make sure that they look flawless!

Step 1:  Start by exfoliating your lips using a lip scrub. You can purchase one at any pharmacy or make your own using sugar and petroleum jelly. Use circular motions and wash the scrub off when complete. This will remove any flakes and leave a smooth canvas to work from.

Step 2:  Next, you need to replace the moisture in your lips by applying a lip balm or a lip serum. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm SPF20 works as a fantastic moisturiser for lips. Allow five minutes for the balm to soak in before wiping your lips clean with a tissue.

Elizabeth Arden Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm SPF20 R245 (Edgars)]

Step 3: Before applying your lip colour, line your lips with a lip liner that matches your lipstick. This will prevent the lipstick from bleeding. You can also fill in your lips with the lip liner to increase the longevity of your lip colour. Try Catrice Long Lasting Lip Pencil.

Catrice Long Lasting Lip Pencil R39,95 (DisChem)]

Step 4: Now it’s time for your lipstick! You can apply it straight from the tube although it is better to use a lip brush such as Clarins Jolie Rouge in Tulip Red as this will ensure a more precise application. Tip: Place your index finger into your mouth and pull it out to remove any excess lipstick that would have made its way onto your teeth.

Clarins Joli Rouge in Tulip Red R295,73 (Woolworths)

Step 5: Finally, use concealer around your mouth area to clean up any mess and to make your look seamless! A liquid concealer like Revlon ColourStay is great for this trick…And now it’s time to step out with a perfect pout!

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