Spoiler alert for any red lip I do, I use MAC Cherry liner. It seems to make any red lip glow a little bit with the perfect shade of red and never lets me down. For the lipstick I used Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 42 Rosewood. It’s a deep red shade that transforms to be true red when paired with this liner.
You know when you put on a liquid lip and the edges have that paint look? I usually tap it out with my finger to blur that line if it’s a nude. That would end in a smudgy disaster if I did it with a bright color like this, so I found another way.
Step 1. MAC Prep & Prime lip primer all over my lips, making sure to cover the edges and the area almost inside the mouth that gets a ring when it fades. I let this set for a few minutes.
Step 2. Apply Sephora 42 Rosewood all over inside the lip lines.
Step 3. MAC Cherry liner to clean up edges and soften the “paint” lines around the mouth. This step resulted in a lot of overlining, which I personally like.
I absolutely LOVE the MAC Prep & Prime under all my lip colors. It has been a crucial step in all my makeup looks lately. Sephora Rosewood is one that can definitely transform when you pair it with different liners. A dark one like MAC Nightmoth would be gorgeous to deepen, or something with more rosey or neutral tones can make it lean less red. Until I put it on this day I actually forgot how RED it is. The tube looks kind of subdued from the packaging. As with all the Sephora Cream Lip Stains the formula is amazingly comfortable and wears well.
The rest of the products I used for this look are listed here.