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Just like a black dress, you can never go wrong with red lipstick. With different hues and textures, red lipstick is versatile enough to wear morning and night, casual and dressy. Wear it with no other makeup and it’s a statement on its own, or take it up a notch and you’ve created a dramatic and alluring look. But surprising as it may sound, there are other uses for red lipstick other than your lips. Yes, you heard that right. Here are creative and uncommon ways you can use your red lipstick.
1. As a tinted blush
Just a tiny soft dab of red lipstick on your cheeks will give you a soft glow. The best texture to use is sheer to give a natural look. A matte lipstick will end up heavy and dry while glossy will end up looking too oily. And of course, avoid liquid matte in specific as it will never end and will end up looking like a patchy blot.
2. As a concealer
The same idea of using orange correctors, red lipstick can work as a concealer for dark circles. Red is the opposite color to blue and green on the color wheel and this is why it can correct dark tones under the eyes. This has become a popular trend used by several makeup artists.
3. As a DIY tinted lip balm
Create your own tinted lip balm that will make your lips look radiant and luscious with two simple steps. Use an old red lipstick and scoop the remaining out of the bullet. Mix the red lipstick with twice the amount of petroleum jelly and keep it in the microwave for 40 seconds until the lipstick melts. Stir well then pour into a container then leave in the fridge until the concoction hardens. Here you have made yourself an amazing softening tinted lip balm.