So this winter the RED has arrived. Lipsticks to the ready, it’s all about the red this season. But how to wear it.

Before you shy away, or run to the hills screaming in fear of ‘having to’ attempt the red without looking crazy and over the top there are a few sure tips to reduce the focus but stay on trend.

Day time understated
Wear a matt lipstick with no liner. Blot it down and smudge the edge with your fingers. One coat is enough

Evening casual
Long lasting liquid lips can be a little scary to manage, the tip is to unload the sponge applicator but not on your hand as this may leave a stain (long lasting lipstick for a reason) make sure your lips are not too moisturised and have a liner edge or a dash of highlighter ( Mii  around the edge of the lip for a cleaner finish before you start. Apply the liquid to the back of the lip and ease forward but not unto the edge. Lightly push your lips together to move evenly. Finish if needed with a small lip brush, you may not no need to add more colour to the brush just use what is already on the lips.

Evening High shine

Mute the lips with your foundation or a concealer. Apply a highlighter edge to the lips, this gives a youthful look. Lip liner and one coat of lipstick applied with stick (a stronger look) or bush (softer). Blot with Mii Mystique and apply second coat. Finish with a high shine gloss if desired.

Mystique

Illusionist Translucent Powder

Red is luscious, give it a go, be brave. đŸ˜‰