How to Do a Red Lip Makeup Look For a Date Night or Special Occasion

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15 Minutes

Today, I’m going to show you a red lip makeup look you can do for a date night or holiday dinner look. It’s a very simple makeup look that you do for any occasion. Let’s get started!

Tools and Materials.

  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Concealer
  • Setting powder
  • Cream contour
  • Powder contour
  • Highlighter
  • Cream blush
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
Filling in brows

1. Fill in your brows

I always start by doing my eyebrows and I just use an eyebrow pencil to do this.

Applying concealer around the eyesbrows

2. Conceal

Next, conceal around your eyebrows, under your eyes, and upwards from the corner of your eye so it can lift your face. 

Applying concealer to the face

I also concealed my mustache area, on my chin, and drew a line down my cheek. I usually let this sit for ten minutes. I know that sounds long, but it’s worth it because it makes the concealer sit longer so you have a fuller coverage compared to when you just blend it out immediately. 

Blending concealer

3. Blend in concealer

Okay, I put on some lashes, and let’s blend. Once you start blending, you can immediately see the coverage. It’s incredible. 

Blending concealer under the eyes

For your under-eye concealer, you want to blend up towards the inner corner. It lifts your face while also giving you definition.

Setting makeup

4. Set

Set with a setting powder. I usually do this quickly before it starts creasing because creasing is the worst thing to happen to your look. I try not to bake because I find it’s too cakey for me, so as I’m going in with the powder, I like to blend it in quickly.

Applying cream contour

5. Cream contour

Now we want to contour because our look is too bright, so I just contour right on my cheekbones and already it’s adding dimension to the face.

Where to apply contour

I also contour just under my jaw and chin and around my forehead, hitting basically the outer parameters of the face.

Applying powder contour

6. Powder contour

After that, I like to use powder contour. Cream contour can feel a bit sticky for me, so I like to set it with a powder contour. I just dab a little bit and take it along where I’ve cream contoured.

Contouring the sides of the nose

I also like to contour the sides of my nose up to my eyebrows with a smaller brush.

Applying contour to the bottom of the nose

As well as the bottom of my nose.

Appling highlight to the nose

7. Highlight

To highlight, I highlight the bridge and tip of my nose. I just think it makes my nose look so much cuter.

Applying cream blush

8. Cream blush

Now that we’re done with our base and it’s clean and not too cakey, we can move on to blush, which is my favorite step. For blush, I do the lightest dab.

I love blush, but you can go really wrong with it and I have before, so only add a little bit to the brush. Then, I just add it to my cheekbone. Try your best not to smile, because when you smile, it drags the blush down and can make your face look really round and flustered.

Makeup with red lips

9. Line and fill in your lips

For lips, I line them first using a brown liner. When doing bold red lip makeup, I can’t add the red lipstick right on top of my lips since it needs to blend because I have darker skin.

Bold red lip makeup

Now that they’re lined, we can go in with the red lipstick.

Red lip makeup look

Red lip makeup with a little black dress

Red lip makeup look tutorial

Here’s the final makeup with red lips look! This is how I love to do my red lip makeup look and it looks fantastic for any occasion. Let me know what you think down below!

Products used:

  • L’Oréal true match foundation- cappuccino
  • Too faced born this way concealer- butterscotch
  • La girl pro concealer- FAWN
  • Brown eyebrow liner
  • Revolution seeking powder-BANANA
  • Revolution highlighter
  • Primark red lipstick
Suggested materials:
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Concealer
  • Setting powder
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  • Janice Janice 6 days ago

    Sadly, I'm too lazy for all those steps but, you are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!