Do the perfect red pout

Apr 9, 2015, 17:48 IST



We all love a bright pout. But there are a few rules to perfect the look. When you know it's time to put the spotlight on your lips, this guide will help you work the perfect sensuous red pout.


A good base helps makeup stand out beautifully. So begin with cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin. Apply a concealer in case you need extra coverage for spots or marks. With a flat brush, put on the shade of foundation closest to your natural skin tone. Let it set for a minute before you set your base with a compact powder.

For an instant glow, apply pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. You can add a dash of highlighter to finish the look. Instead of a brush, use your fingers to gently work the colours into your skin.

Use a shimmery beige or fawn eyeshadow on the upper lids. Define the lash line with a neat sweep of black eyeliner. Rim the waterline with a bronze eye pencil. Keep the eyebrows well defined in order to frame the face. Brush out the lashes with volumising mascara.

Bright red lips are a classic and are always in fashion. Start by preparing the lips with a lip balm. Keep it on for a few minutes and remove the excess with blotting tissue. Once the lips feel soft and smooth, define your pout with a red lip pencil and fill in with red lip colour. You can apply the lipstick directly or use a brush for a pro-like finish.