Perfecting the Pinup Pout

A staple in any pinup lover’s look-book is perfecting a red lipped pout. The bold lip was made especially famous in the 1950’s by glamours such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe who were always shown in their signature crimson shades. Getting that perfect, red, statement lip to look its best is easier than you might think.

Lip Tip #1: Use lip liner

Not only does lip liner allow you to map out the shape of your pout to be exactly how you like it, it also works as a guideline when applying your lipstick afterwards. Simply colour inside the liner and you won’t have to worry about having wonky application.

Lip Tip #2: Define the edges using concealer

Getting a nice crisp edge to your red lip not only looks beautiful, defined and neat but this tip will also help if you want to correct any smudges. Take a small amount of concealer on the back of your hand and with a makeup brush gently trace the concealer around the border of your lips. This will cover any mistakes and make your lipstick look perfect!

For application you could use a lip brush or a clean, flat or angled eye shadow brush.

Our favourites!

Designer’s Pick: Maya Ruve’s current favourite red is L'Oréal Color Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick- 346 Scarlet Silhouette- a classic, defined red

If you’re after something lighter my tried and true favourite with an orange undertone is Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick- 685 Craving Coral

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