Before you start putting on your makeup, you need to moisturize your lips, especially if you're going to be wearing a matte red like Ruby Woo. Matte lips don't go well with cracks and dry skin, so it's best to really prepare your base. I always recommend a lip scrub, to smooth the dead skin off your lips, and then a generous helping of a lip-balm. This one from EOS or Evolution of Smooth is my favorite for under a matte finish lippie like Ruby Woo. It's thicker than your average lip-balm, so it helps to keep the matte effect from making your lips uncomfortable. It also smells like melon, and I am a bit of a melon obsessive. Yum!
I let the lip-balm sink in while I'm putting on the rest of my face, and then finish my routine with a well applied lip. First, line your lips with a sharp liner, and fill in your lip with the liner. Then you can apply the lipstick in any way you prefer. Some people swear my lip brushes, but I personally apply my lipstick right from the bullet. If you prefer a glossy finish, you can apply a light layer of gloss to finish the look. You could also opt for a cream finish lipstick like the Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Gash if you prefer, which will look just as Yuletide appropriate and equally as amazing on your lovely moisturized pout!
There is nothing I love more than a red lip, and if you can't rock a perfect red lip at Christmas, when can you?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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