In today's post I'm going to show you how you can rock the same red lipstick in five different ways. All you have to do is use a different lip pencil. It's amazing how you can totally transform a color just by lining it with a contrasting pencil.
In this demonstration I use the same red lipstick and 5 different pencils to show you how you can completely change the look. The red lippy of choice is MAC's Ruby Woo - a classic matte, red lipstick.
I picked some lip pencil shades that would go well with red - browns, plums, and bricks.
Here's the lipstick with MAC Redd lip pencil which matches pretty well. Simple and clean, a bit boring though. I prefer to rock my reds with a little dimension.
Here it is with a brick liner from Urban Decay called gash. The brownish red liner gives a bit more of a ruddy look.
Here it is with MAC's Mahogany...adds more of an organey brown touch.
Here I used a bit more brown with MAC's Chesnut...a staple for many women of color. It deepens the lip significantly.
NYX's cocoa lipliner is a medium toned brown that compliments a lot of lip colors. With red, it gives a clean look.
Lastly, here is my favorite combo - Ruby Wood with MAC's Vino lip pencil. My bestie actually wore this combo to her wedding. The purply liner gives a vampy feel.
Here's a full face shot.
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Atlanta Makeup Artist