prolong the red

Tips for the perfect red lips:
1. Prep the lips before applying your lipstick. Lightly scrub them (maybe with a toothbrush) and apply a balm to rid them of any dry skin.

2. Line the lips with a lipliner, delicately following their natural shape. This will create a barrier, preventing your lipstick from feathering, as well as giving you a guide when applying the lipstick.

3. Use a small lip brush to apply your lipstick with precision.

4. Go around the outside of your lips with a fine brush and some concealer to sharpen up the edges and erase any lipstick mishaps.

5. Smile

This is MAC’s pro longwear lipcreme in Prolong and I think I am in love.
It has a wonderfully creamy texture and finish, with a rich intense colour. It smoothes onto the lips like a dream and really does keep its vibrancy for a long time. What I love about this lipstick is that it has a subtle cherry-red hint to it, yet remains a true, classic shade.

Do you like to flaunt a ruby lip?
Which is your classic, red go-to lipstick?

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  1. 28th May 2011 / 8:27 am

    I am only recently investigating lipstick- it is a bit trial and error for me to be honest! πŸ™‚ but this red looks so lovely, a really nice true red!

    Becca x

  2. 28th May 2011 / 8:30 am

    I think MAC Cockney is my favourite bold red lipstick closely followed by Illamasqua Sangers.

    I love MAC Blow Dry lippie for during the day, it's a really easy to wear red glaze… it's just a shame it was LE!


  3. 28th May 2011 / 9:31 am

    Awesome tips pal, I always make an arse of putting on lippy – in fact I'm a bit of an idiot when it comes to all make up really!

    My favourite red is one by Lancome as part of their colour fever range, but I forget the name now (helpful)! It's not too orangey and quite deep – suits my yellowy skin I reckon. Some reds really wash me out cos I'm so pale.


  4. 28th May 2011 / 9:31 am

    Milly, your lips always look perfect in these super close lipstick swatch photos, I'm always impressed! Every time I try and do one it's such a mess x

  5. 28th May 2011 / 11:19 am

    This is a gorgeous red πŸ™‚ I love red lips on other people but i don't think i suit it myself. Thanks for the tips though πŸ™‚

    Shannon xx
    p.s. i'm having a small giveaway on my blog atm if you feel like entering!

    Have a fabulous weekend πŸ™‚

  6. 28th May 2011 / 11:35 am

    that shade is such a nice colour, so bright without being too in your face!!
    awesome review πŸ™‚

  7. 28th May 2011 / 12:04 pm

    What a beautiful classic red! I will get this shade this winter for sure. I love using prep and prime by MAC as a base, it makes the lipstick really last.

  8. 28th May 2011 / 12:10 pm

    Love a good red lipstick-such a classic colour for day or night πŸ™‚ xx

  9. 28th May 2011 / 12:44 pm

    This shade is beautiful!

    You have so gorgeous lips, wooow!!
    You could be a lip model, hahaha πŸ˜€


  10. 28th May 2011 / 1:08 pm

    WOW. I love that colour! πŸ˜€ x

  11. 28th May 2011 / 2:11 pm

    That colour is incredible, so pretyy xx :o)

  12. 28th May 2011 / 2:14 pm

    oh my god i wish i could get my lips half as perfect as you do. beautiful colour too x

  13. 28th May 2011 / 4:22 pm

    Oooo I love red. At the moment i reach for MAC Lady Danger but Really Red by Accessorize is lovely too.

  14. 28th May 2011 / 5:37 pm

    I love that colour! It is stunning πŸ™‚

  15. 28th May 2011 / 7:06 pm

    Red Lips FTW!!! Love how it always adds pizazz to anyones look! Great post! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  16. 28th May 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Fantastic tips I can't wait to try it out.

  17. 28th May 2011 / 9:49 pm

    that lipstick is such a beautiful shade!! it looks fantastic on you <3

  18. 29th May 2011 / 2:03 am

    It's a lovely red shade! Also, thanks for the tips. πŸ™‚