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Spice up a classic red lip
October 6, 2016, 2:19 pm

For some, their makeup look is not complete without a fantastic and flattering red lip providing the finishing touch. Women see the classic red lip as their number 1 choice for making a statement. However, if you are interested in shaking things up, read on to find a few super-easy ways to remix the universally-beloved red lip.

Glitter bomb:  One way is to team creamy matte lip shades with micro-fine glitter together for sparkly lips. They are relatively easy to achieve. Just paint on your red lip, apply a thin coat of gloss, and then press the glitter carefully on your lips. If you don't want to go full-pout with the sparkles, try a light brush of glitter to look fabulous.  

Brush on blush: You can take your beloved matte red lip to the next level by patting on a layer of hot pink blush to give the lips a powdery effect and provide a long-lasting finish so it doesn't move all day.

Add a pop of orange: Give your red lip an unexpected pop of color and contour your pout in the process by dabbing neon orange onto the center of the lips and blurring it. It is not only statement-making, but also wearable as you can dial the tangerine accent up or down as desired. One option is to apply it with your fingers gives it a more lived-in feel. 

Paint your bottom lip pink:  Turning a red lip on its head is easy— just add an entirely different shade on the bottom lip. One option is to slide on a cherry-red shade lipstick on your upper lips while choosing a hot pink lipstick for your bottom lips. Because the shades are so complementary, it is an easy-to-pull-off, two-toned combo that's decidedly unexpected and cool.

Add all the gloss: Lip gloss catches a bad rap, but seriously, the right gloss can make your lips look more voluminous naturally and the high-shine finish is just plain pretty. For the smoothest pair of kissers, add a slick of red gloss over a Coco-Cola red lip for a brilliant shine.

Hot and cold: If you can't decide between a warm red and a cool one, you can use both red lipsticks. Apply the cool red to the lips fully, and then add the warm red to the center. This rounds out the lips and makes them look extra full.

Outstanding ombré: To give a classic lip a modern twist, add some ombré into the mix. To start with, using a black eyeliner — one that is safe to use on your mouth too — start lining your entire pout, and then fill in the outer corners only. This will create that gradated effect once you put the pop of color on your lips. Proceed to apply your favorite red lipstick with a lip brush. Make sure to blend the colors with the lip brush where the edges meet to get that seamless ombré look. Top it with a clear gloss to give it that patent finish.


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