Get The Perfect Red Lip For Valentine's Day

Tips for acing date-night makeup


Get The Perfect Red Lip For Valentine's Day

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Deciding what beauty look to go with this Valentine’s Day?

Classic red lips are always in style, though the look has changed subtly over time. To keep it modern, opt for a neutral face–barely-there blush and a swipe of mascara. Impeccably smooth lips are essential when sporting a notice-me colour, so prep your pout by exfoliating and moisturizing before lining with a perfectly-matched red lip pencil.

Just in time for the romantic occasion, Lancôme is launching 24 bright Rouge in Love lipsticks. Try Miss Coquelicot, an orangey red, if you have warm undertones or Rouge in Love, a bright, blue-based red, if your skin tone skews cool.

Set the colour by blotting with a tissue between applications for a kissable lip that your valentine is sure to notice.

FLARE picks: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lip Liner in Always Red, $13, drug stores. Lancôme  Rouge In Love lipsticks, $30 each,

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