Red Lips for Brown Girls

Red Lips are becoming increasingly popular for everyday beauty looks among girls around the world.

Whether you opt for a typical bold lip for Ladies Night Out, or a simple red pout for everyday at the office, you’re sure to catch attention your way.

My Go To RED LIP Colors

-M.A.C : Ruby Roo

-M.A.C : Diva

M.A.C’s red lipstick in Ruby Roo is a high pigmented shade with a matte finish. Whenever I want to feel daring, I reach for this bold cherry red color for going out. This shade looks great against my brown complexion although the formula is a bit drying after just minutes of applying. No matter how much I moisturize my lips before hand, my lips become very dry and cracked when I’m wearing this formula.  Good thing is; M.A.C has revamped their formula for only eight of their matte lipsticks, including Ruby Roo.

when I want to feel daring.
When I want to feel daring.
M.A.C Diva Matte Lipstick
M.A.C Diva Matte Lipstick

M.A.C’s color in deep red is Diva. This color is one of my faves for FALL. This color is ideal for pulling off that rich dark red lip that Rihanna frequently rocks. Diva is one of eight M.A.C retro matte shades, which has a new formula that lasts longer and isn’t as drying as the prior matte shades, such as Ruby Roo and Candy Yum Yum, just to name a few.  I tend to grab this lipstick when I want a classy look with an edge.

M.A.C Diva Matte Lipstick
M.A.C Diva Matte Lipstick

TIPS for Applying RED Lipstick and Making it Last

  1. Make sure lips are moisturized
  2. Line lips and fill in with lip pencil
  3. Blot
  4. Apply lipstick and work in with lip brush
  5. Blot
  6. Apply loose powder over lipstick to set in place
  7. Outline the outer edges of your lips with concealer to define the shape and make color pop!

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*M.A.C- Makeup Artists Cosmetics