Deep red lips have a retro glam appeal that’s irresistible and impossible to ignore, by simply swiping on a little lipstick you can take your look from subtle to sultry instantaneously.  This year deep red shades are taking over. Hues like wine, berry and velvet red are making a huge impact on the beauty scene.  The best part about this trend is that it allows you to make such a bold statement with minimal effort. The deep red lip is a dark and romantic variation of the traditional fire engine red hues we’re used to seeing during fall.

The key to pulling off this look is finding the right shade of lipstick. We highly recommend you go first to a high-end makeup store and try on different shades till you find your perfect match. Once you know what looks good on you, you can then go to the drugstore and find a less expensive version of the high-end shade. For most skin tones a shade of deep burgundy is pretty much a safe bet when you can’t seem to find the right color.  The next key to mastering this trend is making sure you apply your lip stick flawlessly, below you’ll find a simple guide to help you  out with the application process.

  1. Outline your lips with a lip liner that is slightly darker than your lip stick, this will define the edges of your lips a little more and make your lips appear a bit larger.
  2. Fill in your lips with your deep red lipstick, if you can find a matte lip color we highly recommend going for it. The matte look is very popular right now.
  3. Press a tissue against your lips. This will function to seal your lip color and remove any excess oil that can cause smudging later on.