This is a much better alternative to plain red lipstick

This festive season we want to wear the classic '50s starlet makeup look with a twist. It's not just red lipstick - it's glossy red lipstick.

Red lipstick is such a classic, feminine, sexy makeup look. It will never go out of fashion. In fact, it reappears each autumn without fail. Red lipstick is a recurring trend because it suits everybody and always looks good. We want you to try out this classic makeup look with a twist and the twist is that it's a glossy red lip.

A red lipstick makeup look will make you look dressed up and glamorous immediately. It's the perfect winter makeup look especially when you need to up the ante in the glam stakes. It takes any LBD to the next level. Anybody can wear a red lip but sometimes a matte red lipstick seems too harsh if you're new to it. Glossy lipstick is always a little more natural looking than matte. It is more natural for your lips to appear moist so the look is less harsh when its glossy.



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There are lots of different textures in lipsticks so you need to find one with a satin finish or high-shine. You could also try a red lipgloss. Pair it with a lip pencil underneath to intensify the colour, keep it in place and stop it from feathering.


If you want really intense red lip, you need to use a red lip liner with lipstick. Then finish it with a lipgloss to give it the high shine finish.


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If you want to try the look a little less intense you can use lip balm and then colour in your lips with a red lip pencil. It will look more like a red lip stain than an intense red lipstick look.

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