get the look: the perfect red lip

In our holiday lookbook with Thoughtfully Magazine, makeup artist Merrady Wickes gave the classic red lip a modern update with fresh dewy skin and a softly flushed cheek. This festive look goes perfectly with your coziest sweater or your sassiest LBD. Read on for full details.

RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up

This creamy concealer melts into skin for imperceptible coverage. Use your fingertips to apply on any darkness around the eyes and any redness or blemishes.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Get a lit-from-within glow with the one and only Living Luminizer. Blend the sheer formula on the high points of your cheekbones, eyelids and inner corners, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid’s bow.

Plume Science Nourish & Define Brow Pomade

A bold brow complements a red lip perfectly. This pomade instantly plumps while encouraging more growth with an infusion of Plume’s proprietary serum. Use the included brush to add fine strokes for fullness.

Sappho New Paradigm Vegan Mascara

When you skip eyeliner, lashes absolutely cannot be clumpy. Sappho’s mascara adds volume and length with a brush designed to lift and separate every lash.

Ilia Satin Cream Lip Crayon 99 Red Balloons

Ilia updated their lip crayon formula, and it is divine. 99 Red Balloons is a quintessential red that glides on easily for creamy, buildable color. Blot in between applications to create a saturated stain.

Ilia MultiStick At Last

The secret to wearing blush with a red lip? Put it on last. That way you can see exactly how much color your face needs and avoid overdoing it. Dab this cream formula onto the apples of your cheeks blending the edges well for just a hint of a rosy flush.

 

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Read the full issue of our Holiday Lookbook