Oxblood Lips: Get the Look!

We’ve teamed up with our dazzling makeup artist Karoliina Kangas to teach you how to recreate a sultry pout that’s perfect for the holiday season.

The shade of choice is Oxblood! This daring red hue suits all skin tones and will be a flawless contrast for those that range from pale winter to deep brown; think Kristen Dunst and Gabrielle Union.

First, you’ll need a good lip liner that’s not too moisturizing or oily so the color doesn’t fade. We used COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipliner in Sublime 200. Give your lips a good base by filling them in with your lip liner.

If you’re feeling edgy try a red lip liner that’s brighter than your lipstick. “This will give a nice twist to your look; in the 90’s there was always a darker lip liner than the actual lip color so now this gives it a fun pop,” says Kangas.

Next, apply a shiny or matte lipstick. Kangas prefers matte because of the modern look it produces. For those that want a custom shade, and be honest who doesn’t, mix more than one lipstick together. To create the look above, blend Chestnut and Dare You by MAC.

Now you’re all set to hit the town and blow cute red kisses. Bisous!

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