Emma Hoareau

Emma Hoareau
May 27, 2017

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ROUGES A LEVRES.

Beauty

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How to wear a red lip without looking too done up.

I love lipsticks. I probably have over thirty lying around the place – in my bathroom, my handbag, jacket pockets… but I often get too scared to wear them. Wearing a red (or bright) lip can sometimes be daunting as it often means a lot of up-keep of checking it’s still on / hasn’t smudged / isn’t all over your teeth. I also feel that if I’m already wearing a full face of make up, adding lips can become a bit of an overload on the face.
However, I love when I see others with bright lips and they manage to look nonchalant  about the whole thing. So, as a challenge of sorts – I’ve found a way to comfortably wear a bright red without feeling self conscious.

My tips to make red lips look nonchalant rather than try hard:

don’t wear mascara – allow your lips to be the soul focus.
dishevelled hair, or a tight bun will draw attention to the lips. you don’t need a fancy ‘do.
don’t wear much else on the skin – or at least, make it look like you’re not. If the rest of the
face is caked in makeup it takes away the ease of the lip.
use your fingers – to blend out the edges of the colour, this makes it look more lived in.

Above I’m wearing the Sisley Lip Phyto Twist Matte in Tango 18, but below are a couple
other favourites of mine.

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