Tip Tuesday: How to Prevent Red Lipstick from Bleeding (And My Top 5 Red Lipsticks for the Holidays)


Hey everyone!

Happy Tuesday! On this week’s Tip Tuesday I will be sharing with you some tips that you can follow to prevent red lipsticks or any lipsticks for that matter, from bleeding or feathering. Since the holidays are just right around the corner, I am sure some of my gals out there would want to rock the red lips and nothing feels worst then having your lipstick bleed, especially around the mouth which to be honest, it can look a little bit clown like and ain’t nobody got time for a makeup meltdown.

Follow these easy steps and you don’t have to worry about your lip color bleeding throughout the night. I will also share with you my favorite top 5 high-end and affordable red lipsticks that would be perfect for the holidays. Enjoy!

  1. Keep them puckers moisturized


Keeping your lips well moisturized will prevent your lips from getting chapped or flaky which is a no go when you’re wearing a bold lip. You always want to start with a smooth surface. I like applying the Vaseline Lip Therapy or any kind of chapstick before I start doing my makeup that way it will be really moisturize by the time I apply my lip color.

     2.  Line your lips


Blot of any excess lip balm that’s left on your lips before you start to outline it. Removing excess lip balm would prevent any lip color you put on your lips from feathering. With a clear lip liner or a red one that closely matches your red lipstick, start lining your lips by following your natural lip line. A lip liner act as a barrier for your lipstick and would prevent feathering into fine lines around the mouth.

   3.  Apply lip color


Apply your favorite lip red lipstick. I usually will overlap my lipstick color over the lip liner and use a lip brush to blend the colors together, that way it does not look two toned.

  4.  Blot and powder your lips



After applying your lip color, take a tissue paper and blot your lips with it. This will remove any excess product that is on the lips which could cause bleeding. After blotting the lips, use the same tissue and placed it over your lips, and apply a little bit of translucent powder over it to set the color. By doing so, this will lock the color in place and your lip color would not budge.

 5.  Reapply lip color


Reapply your lipstick again after doing step 4. You may need to repeat step 4 and 5 one more time just to be sure that you have that lip color lock in good. Apply some clear lipgloss to the center of your lips if you like a glossy lip, if not you could just keep it matte.

So, here are my top 5 red lipsticks for the holiday seasons:


  1. Ruby Woo from M.A.C (used in my demo)
  2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (it has blue undertones in it)
  3. NYX Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red. (perfect for that Hollywood Siren look)
  4. Colourpop Lippie Stix in Frenchie (matte finish with a lil bit of orange undertones in it)
  5. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue (deep burgundy red color)

I hope this post is useful to my ladies out there who have been experiencing some difficulties whenever they wear red lipsticks. I love a good red lipstick and I think that everyone should at least own one (or two) especially with the holidays coming. Nude and pink lips are great too, but, a bold red lip would be a show stopper and you definitely will be getting compliments all night.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!XOXO ❤


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