Saturday, 28 May 2011

prolong the red





Tips for the perfect red lips:
1. Prep the lips before applying your lipstick. Lightly scrub them (maybe with a toothbrush) and apply a balm to rid them of any dry skin.


2. Line the lips with a lipliner, delicately following their natural shape. This will create a barrier, preventing your lipstick from feathering, as well as giving you a guide when applying the lipstick.


3. Use a small lip brush to apply your lipstick with precision.


4. Go around the outside of your lips with a fine brush and some concealer to sharpen up the edges and erase any lipstick mishaps.


5. Smile


This is MAC's pro longwear lipcreme in Prolong and I think I am in love.
It has a wonderfully creamy texture and finish, with a rich intense colour. It smoothes onto the lips like a dream and really does keep its vibrancy for a long time. What I love about this lipstick is that it has a subtle cherry-red hint to it, yet remains a true, classic shade.


Do you like to flaunt a ruby lip?
Which is your classic, red go-to lipstick?

25 comments:

Becca said...

I am only recently investigating lipstick- it is a bit trial and error for me to be honest! :) but this red looks so lovely, a really nice true red!

Becca x

LionLovingTiger said...
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LionLovingTiger said...

I think MAC Cockney is my favourite bold red lipstick closely followed by Illamasqua Sangers.

I love MAC Blow Dry lippie for during the day, it's a really easy to wear red glaze... it's just a shame it was LE!

Tx

Kirsty said...

Awesome tips pal, I always make an arse of putting on lippy - in fact I'm a bit of an idiot when it comes to all make up really!

My favourite red is one by Lancome as part of their colour fever range, but I forget the name now (helpful)! It's not too orangey and quite deep - suits my yellowy skin I reckon. Some reds really wash me out cos I'm so pale.

xx

Miss Lucy said...

Milly, your lips always look perfect in these super close lipstick swatch photos, I'm always impressed! Every time I try and do one it's such a mess x

Jessica Beautician said...

Thanks for sharing the tips! This red looks stunnning, the perfect red! x

www.jessicabeautician.com

Shannon said...

This is a gorgeous red :) I love red lips on other people but i don't think i suit it myself. Thanks for the tips though :)

Shannon xx
p.s. i'm having a small giveaway on my blog atm if you feel like entering!

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Mademoiselle Lala said...

WOW! What a great colour! :) X

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Ash said...

that shade is such a nice colour, so bright without being too in your face!!
awesome review :)

EllysMakeupbag said...

What a beautiful classic red! I will get this shade this winter for sure. I love using prep and prime by MAC as a base, it makes the lipstick really last.

The Fashion Teller said...

Love a good red lipstick-such a classic colour for day or night :) xx

Emily said...

This shade is beautiful!

You have so gorgeous lips, wooow!!
You could be a lip model, hahaha :D

Love,
Emily

Ally said...

WOW. I love that colour! :D x

Lulu B said...

That colour is incredible, so pretyy xx :o)

KLEE said...

oh my god i wish i could get my lips half as perfect as you do. beautiful colour too x

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so pretty. x hivenn

legseleven7 said...

Oooo I love red. At the moment i reach for MAC Lady Danger but Really Red by Accessorize is lovely too.
xx

Rossaaay said...

I love that colour! It is stunning :)

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

I LOVE this colour on your lips. Gorgeous!

xoxo

Shirley said...

Red Lips FTW!!! Love how it always adds pizazz to anyones look! Great post! :) xoxo

Primp and Preen said...

Love this, need this.

Peg said...

Fantastic tips I can't wait to try it out.
x

augustalolita said...

that lipstick is such a beautiful shade!! it looks fantastic on you <3

StealMyHeartLove said...

It's a lovely red shade! Also, thanks for the tips. :)

MissMathful said...

loving the red... i always get a little scared wearing bright colours though, lol. i'm more of a nude wearer :D

www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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