I've noticed that a lot of people stop me in public and ask what lip color I am wearing. Everyone is always searching for that perfect lip color, and it is very hard to find. For each person it's different, and that's the hard time I think many women (and some men) face. I have a specific way of wearing red, and it took me some time to find the right shade. My secret: I wear two colors. ALWAYS. Here's my method of application:
1. Outline the outside of my lip with a wax pencil. DuWop has a nice one that I carry around with me.
2. I apply a lighter shade of red lipstick that's bright and vibrant. I always use MAC's limited edition color Kanga-Rouge. It's not sold anymore and I will cry when I run out of this color. But the key is to find a lighter red for the base.
3. I then apply Lipstick Queen's lipstick color Wine- Sinner. It's a very deep blood red. That gives it a more toned down look that goes well with the lighter red underneath. If you don't want to use a darker red, a deep brown could work too.
4. Optional- a little bit of gold lipgloss. Something with a gold tint.
Think of your lips as a canvas. You are painting them, so you need to use light and dark colors. This sounds like a lot of work, but it's really nothing. Just a pencil and two tubes of lipstick.