I am the girl who’s always asking, “Do I have lipstick on my teeth?” So I decided to get to the bottom of it to find out how to wear red lipstick so it stays on your lips. I went straight to the source actually. Meet Ramy, known as the “Willy Wonka” of the beauty world, Ramy strives to bring innovative formulas and products to the market that did not previously exist. The first eye, cheek and lip formula in one (Face Gloss) is an example of a product conceived first by Ramy, as well as silicone based liquid to powder formulas.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ramy in person at the very first Cancer Wellness Expo which took place on September 29th at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen in NYC. It was an incredible day of education for breast cancer patients to gather, learn and connect with one another. I knew that I was going to be writing a red lip story, and I couldn’t hold back from asking Ramy just how to keep the lipstick off of my teeth.
Tips For Keeping Red Lipstick on Your Lips
Truth be told, there really are no magic tricks. He suggested the “finger trick” (stick your pointer finger in your mouth after you apply our lips, purse your lips around it and then pull it out. That lipstick on your finger was going to be on your teeth) which is probably the best preventative measure. Otherwise, the good old tissue blotting technique will work just as well. And since I was on the topic with him, I figured I’d ask him how to get the perfect red lip. Check out the video. We are like BFF’s now, we had so much fun!
Another tip is to apply a little concealer around the border of your mouth. If you are over 40 make sure to exfoliate your lips (we love Sara Happ Lip Scrub) on the regular. Just be sure to be very precise when applying and don’t use liner (if it doesn’t match perfectly it will show). Also be sure to make the lips your focal point and keep your eye makeup soft. You don’t want big eyes and bog lips at the same time or you will look older than you are.
There are so many fabulous shades of red out there this season. And for my next career, I want to be the one who comes up with lipstick color names. It would be so much fun!
5 Perfect Red Lipsticks
SCARLETT LET HER
Ramy’s Whipped Liqui-Air Lip Lacquer is simply amazing. Lighter than air, these creamy sweet-tasting lip lacquers are whipped for deep conditioning long wear. Available in four delicious shades. Ramy personally applied this universally flattering red to my lips and I was amazed at how great it looked, and how long it lasted.
DROP DEAD RED
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Lipstick melts on; stays put. Get the glide-on feel of a gloss with the fabulous matte finish you crave in this marvelous melted formula. You get a beautiful burst of comfortable color that lasts and lasts with a rich, plump-looking finish. What’s not to pout about?
RED’Y IN 5
Lacome’s Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick is a highly pigmented matte liquid lipstick, delivering intense color payoff with a lightweight, second-skin feel that wears comfortably throughout the day without drying. Its pillow-like cushion applicator allows for precise application- no streaks or smudges.
Looking to make a statement? Nothing says confidence like a beautiful red! Check out Salty Girls Cosmetics Emelia lipstick. The formula is conditioning, nourishing and healing to the lips. It contains organic mango, cocoa and capuacu butter to sooth chapped lips and hydrates the skin with organic jojoba, avocado and coconut oils. Plus it’s all natural, 85% organic, gluten free, Vegan and non GMO. It’s the “healthy” red.
Be the first to experience Stunna in Uninvited available at Sephora—a new shade with a hyper-limited matte black cap and glow-in-the-dark packaging. When life’s all about taking risks, wearing liquid lipstick shouldn’t be one of them. Enter Stunna Lip Paint: The love child of high-impact color and low-maintenance long-wear—now in a range of head-turning shades that have everyone’s name on them. Each shade was hand-picked by Rihanna and created to look incredible on everyone.
There are so many beautiful reds to choose from. And if you’ve never worn red lipstick, go for it! It’s a really easy way to give your everyday beauty routine a much needed update for the upcoming holiday season. Now I no longer gave to ask if I have lipstick on my teeth!
Shop My Favorite Red Lipsticks
–Melissa Berry aka Cancer Fashionista
You may also like to read more by Melissa: Natural-ish Dry Shampoos: Skip The Shower And The Chemicals and Swimsuit Makeup: How To Look Beautiful At The Beach.
If you want a real laugh, check out this video Lauren did on applying red lipstick properly in 2015.
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