Pucker Up

02-14-2013 10:03 AM

Working with beauty editors, celebrity makeup artist and the fabulous women who sell Mary Kay products, I’ve learned a few makeup tips here and there. I’m sharing some of those favorite tips on how to get the perfect red lip for that special kiss this Valentine’s Day.

The best secret for the perfect kiss is to exfoliate your lips. Yes, your lips have dead skins cells just like the rest of your face. Before I even think about my lipstick, I exfoliate and moisturize my lips. A smooth texture is the key for creating a long-lasting, gorgeous lip look.  One of my favorite products is the Mary Kay Satin Lips set. I don’t know what our formulators put in it, but I know I love it! It leaves my lips silky smooth.

My favorite look right now is the red lip. It always gives me a little extra kick in my step when I wear it. Red lips are classic, yet one of the hottest trends.  There are two types of red lips that you can wear. You can go with the deep burgundy or a bright red. Both are bold, on trend and gorgeous. During the winter, I saw lots of darker rich burgundy lips, but bright red lips are always sexy. Did you see the Grammy’s and the beautiful red lips on so many of the top singers?

For a deep, rich burgundy red look, try Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Red or Black Cherry. For a bold bright red look, try Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Really Red or Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Rock N’ Red. Great shades that look amazing on everyone.

Whatever lip color you choose, make sure you use a lip brush to get a perfect shape. The key to keeping this look ultra-modern is to apply, blot, and reapply a few times to get a rich, dense, and bold color application. You can also use a neutral lip liner to help keep the lipstick in place for hours…or at least through your Valentine’s Day kiss.



Pictured: Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Really Red and Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Rock N’ Red

 Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Really Red


Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Rock N’ Red

Laurie Enright | Mary Kay

Laurie Enright shares a few tips on creating the perfect lip for that special Valentine's Day kiss. Laurie works for Mary Kay's product publicity team.