Valentines Day is almost here, have you got plans and a new outfit organised? I’m going to be spending the evening at home with Mark, a lovely meal and of course lots of yummy treats. If you’ve got all of your plans already arranged then how about your makeup? Today I wanted to share with you a few new products from Clinique and also give you a few of my top tips on how you can rock a red lip this Valentines Day.
First of all when wearing a red lip it’s super important to prep, prep, prep! There is nothing worse than popping on a red lip and your lips are looking all dry and horrible, it’s just not going to look cute. So my first tip would be to exfoliate the lips gently, to do this you can use the new Clinique Sweet Pots which I actually wrote a full review on here. These sweet pots are a two in one product because you get a balm and a lip scrub, use the lip scrub to exfoliate your lips and tissue off. If you want to be a little more abrasive then use a soft toothbrush to work the product into the lips and once you are done you will have a super soft, smooth base ready for application.
Next it’s time to line those lips, by lining the lips you are going to create the perfect lip line. You can also use the liner to make your lips appear slightly fuller by over lining slightly and it’s just going to make everything look much neater. My top tip for getting the perfect shaped cupids bow is to draw an ‘X’ on the upper lip, this will really help to define the cupids bow and it’s such an easy trick to do. I have used the Clinique quickliner in the shade 06 Intense Cranberry to achieve todays look and I absolutely love it, it has a really intense colour and excellent pigmentation along with being creamy and easily glides on the lips.
Finally grab a lipstick in a similar shade to the lip liner used and fill in the lips, I used the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipstick in the shade 07 Passion Pop this lippy provides a rich colour along with a smooth and nourishing formula. You can use a lip brush for a more precise application or if you are already a pro then apply straight from the bullet. It’s as simple as that and if you are worried about wearing a bright red lip then why not go for a sheerer red gloss or even a tinted balm?
What are your top tips when wearing a red lip?
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