The quickest way to elevate your outfit? The little black dress in your makeup bag – a classic red lip of course! Here’s how to nail the perfect pout.
Match your skin tone.
If you have olive skin, opt for brown-reds and mahogany shades. Pale skins suit true reds. Also, if you’re trying to make your teeth look whiter, red lipsticks with blue undertones do the trick.
We’re loving Hannon’s Lipsticks in Eternal Red and Mink. R175 each.
Trust your instincts.
Not too sure which colour would suit you best? Apparently, we should trust our gut and go with the shades we’re first attracted to.
Keep other makeup subtle.
Smoky eyes and red lips always make a good couple if you’re headed out for a night on the town. When worn during the day, red lips should be accompanied by a natural look – less is more. So, groom the brows, lick your lashes with mascara, pop on your red lip and you’re good to go!
Get your hands-on Hannon’s Superlash Long Lasting Mascara, R240, and Taupe Gel Brow Pencil, R145.
Give yourself time to get used to it.
If it’s your first time trying out a bold red lip, give yourself time to get used to it before you completely write it off.
Ease into it. Instead of diving right into a ravishing red lippie, opt for something a bit more soft and subtle, like a gloss.
You can always count on Hannon’s Lip Gloss in Berry and Mink, R145, for the right amount of colour payoff!
Use a liner. Liners give your lipstick or lip gloss added staying power! Liner also allows you to make your lips look fuller and prevents your chosen shade from bleeding into the fine lip lines.
Begin by drawing in your lips with lip liner. Then apply your lipstick or gloss, blot with a tissue, dust with translucent powder, apply one more coat and you’re set!
Try Hannon’s Lip Liner in Nude Gel, R145. This soft lip pencil can be used as a lip liner or a long-lasting lipstick. Defines the lip shape and adds staying power to the lipstick. This shade is best to use with lighter lipstick shades.