lips
Ask an Artist is a one stop, online destination where we can answer all your questions, giving you that in-store, personalised experience from the comfort and ease of your home.


Why is red lipstick attractive?

There are several reasons why red lipstick is seen as being attractive...
  • As we age our eyes, lips, and eyebrows become paler, so by balancing this out with a striking red lip, we flatter the overall complexion and reintroduce a healthy tint to our pout.
  • Not only is it a huge confidence booster, but studies confirm that red lipstick is officially the sexiest colour. Scientists have found that red lipstick draws attention to the mouth, most notably from the opposite sex.
  • Red lipstick has always been associated with power and strength, making it an attractive colour to wear. It is seen as a bold , feminine, yet daring and powerful colour.

  • The best way to apply a red lip is to...
  • Firstly prep the lips using MAC Prep and Prime lip. This will help the lip surface to be nice and smooth, and will also prevent the lipstick from feathering. The primer will also help the lipstick adhere to the lips and last longer.
  • The second thing to do is to choose your perfect shade of red. Some red lipsticks have a orange undertone such as Red Rock lipstick and these are great to use for a warmer, softer red lip. Some red lipsticks have a blue undertone making then bold and cool. MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick is a great example of a cool toned red shade. Once you have chosen the perfect red, begin filling in the lip.
  • Then lastly take a lip pencil and softly start shading the edges of the lips to create a clean shape and fill in any areas where ther lipstick may not have reached. Lip pencil shades Cherry and brick and great colours to have, and both match with several different lipstick shades.


  • WRITTEN BY A

    PRO MAC ARTIST,
    IN MAC CARNABY STREET
    ARTIST PICKS
    DISCOVER MORE

    BOOK A FREE VIRTUAL CONSULTATION

    Get expert answers from a M·A·C Artist that's handpicked by you.


    TALK TO AN ARTIST

    Connect face-to-face with a real M·A·C Artist via live chat or video chat.


    STORE LOCATOR

    Our stores are reopening. Your health and safety are our #1 commitment.