Ways to be less intimidating
The Revlon stains have a slight minty taste, are long-lasting and moisturise the lips.
MAC Lip Glass in ‘Venetian’ is another beautiful, very sheer red lip gloss. Ones which are marked as ‘stains’, ‘balms’ or ‘glosses’ can be quite subtle on the lips and provide a hint of colour.Products to look out for: Max Factor’s Colour Intensifying Balm in ‘Luscious Red’ is great for if you want just a very subtle hint of red on the lips (see below).Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips’ is lip balm with a slight red tint and even more natural than the MF Balm.If you are keen to try red lipstick but find the thought of wearing a bright, traffic-stopping red daunting, then there are some ways of easing yourself in gently.This first article in the ‘All About Red Lips’ series focuses on how to make red lipstick less intimidating and more wearable.
Look out for products which are described as ‘balms, lipstick balms, glazes or sheer lipsticks’.