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There's only six more weeks til Christmas, SIX, can you believe that? This is my favorite time of the year and you can be assured that I'll be rocking a red lip for a good portion of that time. Obviously red lips are not limited to the festive season. I mean you could wear it in your sleep if that's what your heart desires (I do feel sorry for your pillowcases, but do whatever makes you happy, right?). Red lips are the epitome of confidence, charisma, fearlessness, sophistication and grace. Even applying red lipstick would make you feel empowered. So I thought I will share with you three tips to rock a red lip this season.

L-R: L.A.Girl Matte Flat Pigment Gloss in Secret, Illamasqua Lip Lure in Vrtue, Rimmel Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life, Rimmel The Only One Lipstick in One of a Kind and Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout Remarquable

1. Choose the tone

The first tip is obviously the choice of red for your lipsticks. There are a substantial variety of shades of  red, blue-reds, brick-reds, orange-reds, and each and every one varying in terms of their underlying tones, cool, neutral, warm, you get the idea. So make sure you pick something you like but also that which flatters the tone of your skin. I personally prefer darker and deeper shades of red with blue-purple undertones. Refer this chart by Illamsqua to pick your perfect red.

2. Always use lip liner

With darker colors like reds and burgundies, you've always got to use a lip liner, even if you're an expert in applying your lipstick. Start with your cupid's bow and work your way out. Eventually I like to fill my lips with the liner to ensure that my lipstick lasts longer than usual. The best thing about owning a matching lip liner is that you can use that for touch-ups even after applying the lipstick. You can finally ditch the fear of losing your expensive lipstick, just like that!

3. Pick the mattes

It's common knowledge by now that matte lipstick lasts the longest, so when choosing the finish of the lipstick, opting for a matte finish seems the smartest. While they may not be the most comfortable in terms of hydration or the lack thereof, they will last you throughout the entire day. Picked a satin finish? No worries, just dab some translucent powder on top and your lipstick is now instantly matte!

From Top to Bottom: Rimmel Kate Lipstick in Kiss of Life, Rimmel The Only One Lipstick in One of a Kind, Illamasqua Lip Lure in Virtue, L.A.Girl Matte Flat Pigment Gloss in Secret and Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout Remarquable
Will you be rocking a red lip this season? 
Let me know in a comment down below.

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss - No. 111 Kiss of Life

Thank you so much for reading,
Much love,

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