Last week, Fox in Flats held her Red Lipstick Dare again. This was the dare that started all dares and I was game to join in – again. It wasn’t a difficult dare to carry out to be honest. Red lipstick; for 7 days.
Some of you might cringe and think “Oh no, my skin tone doesn’t suit red lipstick”, or maybe some of you might say, “My lips are too thin for red lipstick”. Then there are some who might think, “Umm..it’s too hard to do a red lippy, too much to think about”.
Well, guess what? The red lipstick dare was so easy to do because, it meant I got to skip on having the right combination for my eyeshadow colours, leaving it plain and neutral in a shade that everyone can wear. In this case, I simply applied the lightest brown shade all over my eyelids. Then I simply had to line my eye lids with a little eye liner – liquid or kohl and add some mascara. The focus was on the lips – That. Is. All. And let me tell you, it helps when you haven’t had enough sleep for that past few nights, because, with bold coloured lips, people tend to focus on that – your lips!
So, how do you pick the right shade for your skin tone? Yes, EVERY skin tone CAN wear red lipstick. Check out the tips I got from Poppy King a while back. The lady of red lipstick herself gave me some simple tips for you to pick the right red shade for your skin tone.
If you feel that your lips aren’t thick enough for a red lippy, well, there are two things you can do to rectify this “issue”.
- Highlight your cupid’s bow. This is the area at the top of your lips. You know, the “dip”. Yeah, using a highlighter – preferably a cream based one, apply some there and blend onto your lips a little too.
- Draw in your lips. Go slightly over…just slightly not too much. Just a little itsy bitsy bit over your lip line. Not all around, just either the top or bottom. Then you fill it in with the lip liner before filling in with your red lipstick. Easy right?