Red lips are a classic look, but today, choosing your lipstick goes well beyond which shade of red flatters you the best. Choosing to go glossy or matte can make a huge difference in the overall look of your makeup, and both are beautiful! Here's what you need to know about these two lovely styles.
The case for matte red lips
Whether you choose a matte lipstick or a lip stain, you are choosing a wearable option that won't necessarily dry out your lips. Because red is already a bright hue to wear on your lips, keeping the color matte is a good way to tone it down just a bit.
Although many products are designed so they won't dry out your lips, it's still a good idea to prep your pout so the color doesn't cling to any dry skin. Wash with an exfoliating face scrub or mix some sugar into a dab of lip balm to slough away rough patches so the color goes on smoothly.
Wear matte lips with a neutral makeup palette when you're out running errands, or offset them with sparkly eye makeup for a night out.
The case for glossy red lips
Let's be honest - glossy lips are probably the most luscious-looking, and shine tends to make them look fuller and more kissable. Glossy lips are a look in and of themselves, so when paired with a rich color, you are rocking a seriously bold trend. Get ready to attract plenty of attention!
Glossy red lips are a fabulous way to turn your makeup from everyday to glamorous. Red lips already look fancy, but when paired with gloss they'll glam up your entire makeup palette. A deep red lip gloss is easy to apply, but you can also rock this look by layering a clear gloss over your matte color.
Unlike matte lips, glossy red is a bit much for everyday wear, but is a great way to get dressed up for a formal event. Wear classic eye makeup so as to not go overboard with this hot trend.
Of course, if you really can't decide, you can always choose a creamy lipstick that offers just enough moisture without being too glossy.