According to a study from the University of Manchester, lip size is insignificant when it comes to perception of attractiveness; color is what matters most.
Scientists tracked the eye movements of 50 men and found that they spent 2.2 seconds on lipstick-free mouths, 6.7 seconds on pink lips, and 7.3 seconds looking at red lips (regardless of fullness).
First of all, it comes down to picking the right shade for you. The secret is to find one that completely works with your skin tone.
Blue-toned reds look cooler and more retro, whilst poppy orangey reds are warmer and look a little bit more modern. And those dark very berry reds that you covet on the covers of magazines and backstage are totally achievable too – when you know the right products and shades to buy.
For the ultimate classic cool-girl look make sure you team your new red lipstick with a natural nude eyeshadow and just a hint of mascara. Or try slicking on a feline black liquid eye-liner to look like you’ve just stepped out of the 1950s.
Whatever look you’re choosing to go for, add classic glamour and an air of elegance to any ensemble by picking the best red lipstick for your complexion and budget.
Here are my personal tips on how to achieve the perfect pout;
PREP THE LIPS
Exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush or lip scrub and then top it off with a lip balm.
DEFINE YOUR LIPS
Pick a pencil that closely matches your lipstick.
Outline your lips defining your cupid’s bow then fill in your lips
My favorite red lipliner is by MAC Cosmetics (Follow your Heart)
For longer lasting results,apply lipstick with a lip brush.
My all time favorite red lipstick is by MAC cosmetics (Ruby Woo)