A personal step I always take every night to make sure my lips are in good shape, is to put on some lip balm before hitting the sack. The cold air dries out our lips overnight, and we don’t want that!
My personal favourite is Dr Lipp’s Nipple Balm for Lips ($26). This lip balm which feels a bit thick stays on through the night and leaves your lips as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Although it comes at a hefty price for it’s tiny packaging, it’s worth the buy as a little goes a long way.
If you’re a first-timer or you’ve got an unsteady hand, use a lip pencil that most resembles your lipstick colour (try Urban Decay’s 24/7 Lip Pencil, $32). If you haven’t got a lip pencil, use a lip brush and dip it in your lipstick to line your lips.
Lining with a lip pencil will also prevent the lipstick from bleeding and smudging all around your lips. (Check out the latest lip liners here.)
Besides choosing a colour similar to your lipstick, you could opt for a nude or lighter hue which defines your lips, shapes them and creates a barrier to prevent your lipstick from bleeding out.
On the further end of the red colour spectrum is burgundy, a colour which most are afraid to try. But it’s fall and honestly, it’s the best time to wear this shade. The deep reddish-brown shade is one that most of us are afraid to try, but we should!
Instead of going for a muted red, go for a bright, bold warm red that almost looks like the autumn leaves which we rarely find on the streets. The trendy shade is nearer towards an orange-red that’s perfect for Asian skin tones, and is perfect for when you’re having fun with your girlfriends.
While the shade is rather versatile, avoid wearing yellow or orange-coloured clothes. The best pairing would be an all-black outfit.
Dive deeper with a deep, sexy red lipstick that instantly brings your outfit to a whole new level. Go for deep-reds with cool-undertones instead of warm ones, to make your teeth appear whiter instead of more yellow.
A red this deep and intense is best worn with minimal eyeshadow, or a pop of gold on the inner corners. It’s perfect for date night, so dress up with a LBD and add a little winged liner.