I believe make-up should be used as war paint, rather than a ‘flaw-correcting’ paint. I dedicate this week’s Face Time to the brilliance and defiance of a good red lipstick and what it means.
There’s that specific seriousness of paying close attention while smearing it with precision across your lips for red-hot glamour – I only wear it when I’m really in the mood. I know that many find the stuff just too OTT. But my goodness it looks great on every face, peppered with a little sass. Here are five tips to navigate your way around red lipstick.
1. Embrace the legacy
Red lipstick has been a classic since the ancient Egyptians were crushing bugs to stain their lips. Go forth.
2. Blot the hell out of it
Grab a bit of tissue and press it against your lips until you know you’re safe to head out. Your lips should be on fyah – but not your teeth.
3. Use it to kiss the end of love letters and postcards.
4. Be brave and wear it in the daytime
It looks fantastic on sun-kissed bare faces, with a simple slick of mascara.
5. A darker shade suits all skin tones
Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G is moisturising and slay-worth £24, charlotte tilbury.com
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