earlier this week in the comments on the MAC Unsung Heroes Red Lipstick publish I got to chatting with visitor Dana Jae about a concern a great deal of us wrestle with — “What can I do to get over my worry of red lips?”

We may like the method red lips look on other gals, however for one reason or another, we just don’t feel they work also for us.


“I have such a difficult time with red lipsick. I have Ruby Woo, as well as it appears like my lips take over my whole deal with (and my lips aren’t that big). It just doesn’t blend well, sticks out as well much.”

— Dana Jae

I feel like the holidays are a ideal time to rock dramatic, rich red lips, however I understand they’re not for everyone. Red can be daunting, particularly if a specific shade of red contrasts heavily with your skin color, or even if you’re just unaccustomed to seeing yourself in something strong and/or bright.

But here’s one of my preferred things about red lips: you can gown ’em up or down, as well as you don’t have to wear a red that’s completely opaque.

If you don’t feel rather red-y (haha!) for full-on red BAM! — right here are a few less intense methods to wear one of the most popular colors around.


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1. utilizing a lipstick as a light stain

Wearing a red lipstick as a discolor is most likely the quickest, simplest method I understand of to dial down the intensity of a red lipstick while retaining much of its rich color. If you already own a red lippie that you like however don’t wear extremely commonly since of its rich red might! — this bit technique may assist you two get along even better.

To produce a stain, lightly dab your lipstick directly from the tube to your lips, aiming for a extremely light laundry of color. Then, pat as well as blend it out with a finger.

MAC Lipstick in woman risk ($14.50) used as a lip stain

I typically don’t wear a lip liner when I do this since I discover that the blending doesn’t leave me with a crisp line around the edges of my lips, however it’s still an option. Unless you’re trying to preserve the contrast between the liner as well as the lipstick, blend it out with a finger or clean up until it looks good as well as seamless.

2. reach for a lightly tinted lip balm instead

Red lip balms are one more fun method to rock red. since they’re commonly sheer as well as extremely lightly tinted, they tend to look softer as well as less intense than a lipstick or gloss.

Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 ($20) is a preferred of mine. I reach for it a great deal of the time when I’m in the mood for a tinted red balm with a very shiny finish. It’s likewise moisturizing, which is great, as well as has a glossy surface with a light increased flavor as well as scent.

Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15

And when I’m in the mood for a radiate that’s even much more subdued, I get Burt’s Bees tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia ($7).

Burt’s Bees tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia

I flat-out like this hydrating balm. It is available in a tube, which I choose to jars, as well as since it’s not sticky, I don’t have to concern about it catching my hair when it’s windy outside.

3. If you’re searching for a bit much more bling, try a sheer red gloss with sparkles

So perhaps you’re a gal who craves shimmer (you as well as me both!). A sheer red gloss with glitter, like MAC Dazzleglass in like Alert ($18.50), will do you right.

MAC Dazzleglass in like Alert

Raspberry red like Alert has been a preferred of mine this season. since of exactly how sheer it is, I feel like I can wear it by itself without having to fuss with a lip liner, as well as the shine provides it an additional joyful touch.

Now who’s prepared to rock some red lips with me? On three, let’s go…