A model wearing deep red lipstick, being made up by Louise Wittlich, professional makeup artist and beauty coach

How to… Wear Deep Red Lipstick!

I found in my archives this tutorial for a deep red velvet lipstick makeup, a timeless look!

Very few make-up styles are so fascinating, why is that? Why is a red lip so hynotizing?

Even science proves the magnetic effect of deep red lipstick

Here’s an interesting bit of news which I came across the other day:
Scientists tracked the eye movements of 50 men and found that they spent 2.2 seconds on lipstick-free mouths.
But their eyes stayed 6.7 seconds on pink lips, and… (drumbeats…) 7.3 seconds looking at red lips! And this regardless of the lips’ fullness. Quite impressive, isn’t it?

Strong colors must be perfectly applied!

Deep red lipstick is very unforgiving and must be applied perfectly smooth and even. Badly drawn, the strong color makes small imperfections and unevenness stand out. It must therefore be immaculate.

Also: Deep red lipstick demands and deserves all the attention! To make them stand out and look even more dazzling, keep a light ahand on the rest of your makeup: bring out your eyes ever so lightly and work a smooth and transparent complexion.

Here a tutorial (in French with English subtitles) on how to apply and wear the deepest velvety red lipstick. Hope you like it!

The products I used in this video:
Foundation: Nars, Fond de Teint Illuminateur Transparent, col. santa fe / Concealer: Shu Uemura, Point Cealer, col. medium light / Brush: MAC, Pinceau rond, pointu 219 / Eyeshadow: By Terry, Ombre blackstar, col. black matte 12 / Brush: Shu Uemura, Pinceau fards à paupières 10 /Eyeshadow: Shu Uemura, Fard à paupières, col. dark blue 690 / Mascara: Armani, Eyes to kill, col. noir acier / Powder: Make Up For Ever, Poudre HD /Lipstick: MAC, Rouge à lèvres Ruby Woo / Brush: Sephora, Pinceau à lèvres / Blush: Shu Uemura, Fard à joues, col. 561

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