Perfect Red Lips for the Holidays

Couleurs de Beauté
The sexiest New Year's 2011 makeup will not be complete without the classic red lips and pout. Red lips are always in fashion. Studies show that, in the first 10 seconds after meeting a woman, the average man spends more than half the meeting looking at her mouth (no, really :)!). Well this, according to scientists (who used eye tracking software for the study) from Manchester University.

Men sometimes like to flatter us with  “love, you look best without all that stuff on your face”. Nevertheless, I think they're crazy about red lipstick. It's probably what immortalized Marylin Monroe and Scarlett From “Gone With the Wind”. :)

Now, that the Holidays are closing in on us, it is time to revisit that classic look.

TIP: How to choose a red lipstick -

  • If you have dark skin - choose maroon-red or any similar muted shade of red.
  • If you have porcelain light skin - choose pure, bright, open shades of red.

5 quick steps for that perfect sexy red pout:

  1. Prime your lips with light powder
  2. Outline them, starting with cupid’s bow and the bottom, in order to achieve a perfect shape
  3. Fill in the rest of the lip area with lip pencil (this will help the color stay on longer)
  4. Use a deeper red color to accentuate outer corners. Give your lips that 3D look!
  5. Apply your favorite red lipstick

And there you go! Party on with that sexy red pout!

Here is short video tutorial with a few additional tips (Can you tell I had fun putting it together?)

Lipstick Image from MAC cosmetics

Ekaterina Ulyanoff is a Montreal based Make-up Artist. Visit Ekaterina's website at:

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