Mosman Makeup Expert Marissa Rancan Shares Her Expert Tips and Hints to Rock a Red Lip!

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MATTE OR GLOSS, DEEP OR BRIGHT - A BOLD RED LIP IS A CLASSIC LOOK THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE. BUT FINDING THE PERFECT SHADE TO FLATTER YOUR COMPLEXION CAN BE A MINEFIELD. OUR BEAUTY EXPERT MARISSA RANCAN, REVEALS HER TRADE SECRETS, WHEN IT COMES TO ROCKING THE RIGHT RED FOR YOU!

 
 
 Marissa Rancan says anyone can wear a red lip, if you follow her tips.

Marissa Rancan says anyone can wear a red lip, if you follow her tips.

A red lipstick is timeless, elegant and always on trend.

But the key to wearing a bold lip is confidence, so if you've chosen to wear red, make sure you totally own it!

One of the biggest boo boos ladies make every day, is buying a lipstick without road testing it first.

I always encourage my clients to go outside and check a lipstick colour in natural light before purchasing.

It's also critical to choose the right colour for your skin.

But don't be intimidated by a bold lipstick shade. I say go for it!

 
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FAIR COMPLEXION?

Go for the following lipstick shades:

Bright reds with blue undertones.

Raspberry & cranberry.

Marsala & merlot colours (go for glossy textures)

 

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MEDIUM SKIN?

Try these shades:

Orange-based brick reds flatter olive complexions

Can turn blue undertones into pink undertones.

Burgundy based lipstick.

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DARK COMPLEXION?

Your winning looks are with:

High-pigment orange-reds.

Wine and deep oxblood colours.

Plum reds (add a hint of gloss in the centre of your pout!)

MARISSA'S TOP TEN TIPS FOR A FLAWLESS RED LIP

 
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1. The first rule is, don't play up your eyes and your mouth at the same time! If you are wearing a red lipstick, go light on the makeup!      

2. Exfoliate lips gently with a lip scrub. There are many options available, from luxe to less (but most do a similar job!)

3. Apply a lip conditioner (preferably with shea butter) to hydrate and moisturise the lips.

 Moisturise your lips with Shea Butter to ensure a perfect pout.

Moisturise your lips with Shea Butter to ensure a perfect pout.

4. Lip Primer. This is a favourite product of mine. Apply over the entire lip to prevent feathering and bleeding. And your lipstick will last much longer too!

 Marissa says her "Top Ten" tips are foolproof when it comes to applying - and wearing red lipstick, at any age!

Marissa says her "Top Ten" tips are foolproof when it comes to applying - and wearing red lipstick, at any age!

5. Lip pencil – choose a colour similar to your red lipstick.  Fill the entire lip with the pencil (make sure it's sharp!) for a precise lip line. 

6. Load a lip brush with lipstick and apply carefully. The end result will be a more precise, accurate application. 

7. Your lip pencil comes back into play here. After painting your lips, use the pencil to go over any areas that need defining.

8. A flat angle brush, dipped into concealer, will sharpen and define the area around your lips.

9. The older you are, the creamier your lipstick shade should be (ie: not matte or gloss)

10. If you think the shade of red lipstick you've applied looks wrong on your complexion, you're probably right!

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MARISSA RANCAN IS SENIOR ARTIST AT MAC COSMETICS IN MOSMAN.

CONTACT HER FOR BEAUTY ADVICE AND SPECIAL EVENT MAKEOVERS.

 

Ph: 0418 967 866

W: makeupbymarissa.com.au

Insta: @marissarancanmua

  

 

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