August 7th, 2012

How To: Red Lipstick.

I’m re-posting this video tutorial because I’ve received so many emails about how-to wear red lipstick and this one is excellent.

I shot it in LA at the Hollywood HQ of Napoleon Perdis. I’ve always been a little scared of red lipstick – love it on other women but never managed to get it right myself. I thought there was no better time to tick it off my beauty bucket list than in Hollywood with the Glamour Master himself.

The verdict: Red lipstick really is quite miraculous. A game changer. I had literally gotten off a plane two hours before this video was shot (exhibit bags under eyes and I’m wearing no make-up except for tinted moisturiser and mascara. The red lip totally woke up my whole face and made me look infinitely more polished.

The sunglasses helped too – let me know how you go with your red moment.

The How To.

What You Need.

CLICK TO BUY: DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Xenia,$33 from Napoleon Perdis;Lip Liner Pencil in Rococco Red, $25 from Napoleon Perdis; Sable Brush Lips. $32 from Napoleon Perdis

Red Lipspiration.

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  • Groomstreet

    What colour did he put on you? Was it the xenia?
    So excited your site is up! Go girl – you will kill it!!

  • Dulcie

    Ohhhhhh, gorgeous, I love it. I, too, am petrified of the red lip but have thought about it often. I tried it today and kinda reeeeeaallly loved it. Thanks Paula!

  • Anonymous

    Good on you. It’s fun right? Makes everything look more put together.

  • Miss_5ft0

    Love a good red lippie – I think I’ve got 3 red lipsticks sitting at home already.

  • Bonhal

    I’d do a red lip more often if it wasn’t so high maintenance! Can you recommend a good lippy that STAYS on and doesn’t need reapplication every 20 minutes?

  • Jo Bayley

    I LOVE a red lip! My fave is Russian Red by MAC. Perfect blue based red and it stays on!

  • indi

    The NARS crayon lipsticks are the best for staying on

  • lovecovetdream.tumblr.com

    The shop assistants in Prada have Chanel No 20 (pretty sure that is the correct number) assigned as part of their uniform. It always looks divine.

  • Anastasia

    i used to wear Red lipstick all the time! now days I just wear a clear pink or plum gloss and I find any lipstick to look odd on me – i need to get back into wearing it!

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