I do not do a red lip, usually. It makes me look 100 years old and there’s no way to keep a precise drawing intact on my face for an entire day or evening. I lack the necessary composure. It would mean keeping my hands away from my mouth and/or eating and drinking in a delicate manner, which has proven difficult for me.
So instead of changing the whole person I am so I can wear red lipstick, I’ve lately been gravitating towards a faded, purposely messy red lip. It’s much more approachable and doable and it looks rather sexy—as if those lips were recently doing something interesting.
You can achieve the look a number of ways:
1. Lip tattoo—this seems to be a trend among young Singaporean women; I’m intrigued
2. + 6. With lip stain by blotting it on imprecisely (this is my current favorite, it does not come off)
3. With FRUIT
4. + 5. By getting creative with a matte red lipstick
7. By applying red lipstick, then kissing boys on the beachfront.
Shop for messy red lips below!