New Way to Wear: Red Lipstick

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A combination of raging PMT and the four day Easter break has rendered me completely useless in the writing department; I’ve tried to draft this post seven times, now, and each version has been virtually incomprehensible.

So I’ll keep it short and sweet. I’m doing a new series of videos (New Way to Wear) all about finding bits of makeup you already own and wearing them in a fresh and exciting way. Digging out old stuff and giving it a new lease of life.

Take, for example, the classic red lipstick. I usually wear my red lipstick with a slightly heavier foundation and for some reason, the red always makes my skin look really pale. So in this first New Way to Wear video, I’ve bronzed up my skin and then used a tinted moisturiser instead of a foundation to try and keep things juicy and sheer. And I’ve used a bronzey cream shadow all over my eyelids with no hard lines around the lashline so that the look is rather more Ibiza than Old Hollywood.

how to wear red lipstick

I hope you like it – I’ll be following this video with other classic makeup finds, but if you have any requests or suggestions then please let me know. The idea is that the products used in the looks are the sort of thing you’ll have lying about already and that you’ll be inspired to have a muck about with your makeup and create something new. (You might not have a “bronzing base” like the one I’ve used below, but obviously swap it for a cream bronzer, liquid bronzer or non-shimmery powder bronzer if that’s what you have. Everything is “swappable”!)

NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (Alaska):

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer:

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel:

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush:

L’Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara:

Charlotte Tilbury Cream Shadow. Look I THINK this is “Norma”, but I really need to get to a counter and check!

Make Up For Ever Lip Liner in Red:

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in 301:

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