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How to Wear Red Lipstick

Let professional makeup artist Patricia Longo teach you how to wear red lipstick in this makeup tutorial from Howcast.


Hi, I'm Patricia Longo and I'm a celebrity make-up artist. I've worked with models from Sports Illustrated like Brooklyn Decker and Julie Henderson to Alec Baldwin at Thrity Rock. All those things that experts do that the average person doesn't know how to do will learn how to do it on these videos. So coming from the background of Chanel, red lips was Coco Chanel's trademark. And I will to this day always love a beautiful, creamy, strong red lip. And I would always love wearing it with a very nuded, natural, I would say nuded and natural eye. Sometimes with a black liner it gives a very, very demure, very sheik, Chanel look. And that's a classic. And that's my favorite way of wearing red lips. But then there's always different ways. Like Katy Perry. She wears a nice bright orange red lipstick and sometimes does very rosy, girly cheeks with the red lips and that's another popular look these days. But you can use red lips with everything. As long as you don't do too dark on the eyes, then that might get a little out of hand. We don't want too dark eyes, bright cheeks, red lips. Then that's just way too much make-up. I like a softer eye with the red lips or bright cheeks with the red lips. Those are my two favorites.

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