There is nothing more iconic and feminine than a gorgeous red lip, and that has held true since Cleopatra used berries to stain her queenly Egyptian lips.
Retro Red Lips
Modern day pin-ups like Megan Fox, Dita Von Teese, and Angelina Jolie are still rocking this beauty classic.
A bold lip can be an intimidating prospect for even the seasoned beauty junkie, but I assure you that it is an absolute necessity to finishing off an authentic retro look.
Like any beauty process, the first step to the perfect vintage red lip is preparation, and nothing will ruin a fabulous kisser like lips that are decidedly unkissable.
A sugar based lip exfoliant will slough off any dry, crusty lippage and have your mouth smooth and baby soft.
The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ comes in yummy flavors like Red Velvet and Cocoa while Lush makes the deliciously mint chocolatey Mint Julips flavor.
Both scrubs come in little pots, so just slather on lips in a circular motion and gently wipe off with a towel or tissue – although they are so delicious you may find yourself just licking them off.
Once lips are nice and smooth, give ‘em a shot of moisturizer with balm or even good ol’ chapstick.
Try the Rosebud Co’s famous Rosebud Salve for super hydration that smells like heaven.