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The effortless, casual red lip – a bit of daytime glamour that pairs perfectly with a white tee and jeans. Bonus: this makeup looks fabulous with glasses! Super easy yet very chic, we see this makeup a lot at fashion week and in Vogue 🙂

If you’d like to see the video about my foundation routine & application, go to this post!

Final Look

Everyday Casual Red Lip Makeup Tutorial

The lipsticks shown in the video…

As many as I could fit in one shot 😛 I grabbed these quite randomly but feel free to ask about a particular shade.

Everyday Casual Red Lip Makeup Tutorial

1. Max Factor // Ruby Tuesday 715*
2. Urban Decay // Sheer Slowburn*
3. Covergirl // Jumbo Gloss Balm* in… 250? 3332? Covergirl, Y U MAKE MY LIFE HARD.
4. NARS // Flamenco*
5. By Terry // Funky Ruby (worn here)
6. Modelco // Stiletto*
7. Guerlain // Envie
8. Dior // Fluid Stick in Open Me
9. YSL // Glossy Stain in 9
10. Fresh // Sugar Lip Balm in Cherry
11. By Terry // Frenetic Vermillion (worn here)
12. Givenchy // Le Rouge in Carmin Escarpin
13. Rouge Bunny Rouge // Relish of Heaven* (swatched here)
14. The Balm // Mia Moore*

Nail Polish I’m wearing in this tutorial

Elegant Touch Press on Nails in Black Lace

Complete List of Products

Burberry – Fresh Glow Luminous Base

Make Up For Ever – HD Foundation in 120

Rouge Bunny Rouge – Kiss Elixer Balm*

MAC – Studio Finish Concealer in NC20

Benefit – Stay Don’t Stray in Light/Medium*

Rouge Bunny Rouge – Diaphanous Finishing Powder*

SUQQU – Brow Powder in Moss Green

Stila – Waterproof Brow Color in Medium

Benefit – Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep*

Rouge Bunny Rouge – Cream Shadow in Chiffon Ringlet* (swatched here)

Urban Decay – Eyeshadow in Tease & Bootycall (Naked 2 Palette)

Make Up Store – Eyeliner in Not So Dark

Max Factor – False Lash Effect Mascara*

Illamasqua – Cream Pigment in Hollow

MAC – Lipstick in Ruby Woo

MAC – Lipliner in Redd

Rouge Bunny Rouge – Blush in Orpheline*


* denotes products sent for consideration, I only feature products I love 🙂

Complete list of products mentioned

Fresh Glow Luminous Base
Fresh Glow Luminous Base
HD Foundation
HD Foundation
False Lash Effect Mascara
False Lash Effect Mascara
Studio Finish Concealer
Studio Finish Concealer
Stay Don’t Stray Primer
Stay Don’t Stray Primer
Long-Lasting Cream Shadow
Long-Lasting Cream Shadow
Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
Waterproof Brow Color
Waterproof Brow Color
Cream Pigment
Cream Pigment
Naked 2 Palette
Naked 2 Palette
Balancing Eyebrow
Balancing Eyebrow
Lip Pencil
Lip Pencil
* Denotes products sent for consideration. I’m always honest with my reviews :)

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  1. This is my favorite look to go. I used to wear red lipstick a lot and… I ran out of reds suddenly. :))) Need to have reds back into my make-up kit. Your red lipsticks suggestions are great. I think I will try to get a Guerlain one as I am a huge fan of their lipsticks and haven’t tried the one you list before.
    Thank you for another beautiful look, Karima! You look stunning.

  2. Hey Karima, between Koh Gen Do Aqua foundation and Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk, which one you think it’s best for oily skin? These ones are the most skin like texture, as you said, and I really need something like that for the morning

    1. Hey Gabriela!
      I think I might have answered your question on instagram but no harm in answering again. The Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk strikes me as a better option for oily skin, I think it has better longevity. That being said, a formula that is skin-like on me might not be for you, there is some trial and error here.
      I touched on this subject in my Skin-like foundation 101 post, which you can read here:

  3. I love this video! I have so many red lipsticks but never wear them because I feel like I look like I’m trying too hard, but this tutorial solves my dilemma πŸ™‚ & I love your wavy hair!

  4. Your skin looks so amazingly flawless here o.O I wish I could find the courage for red lipstick when I’m just running around at uni during the day, but I always feel ridiculous if I’m wearing lipstick and it’s not at work.

    1. Thanks, Mary!
      You might want to try option 1 in the tutorial – dabbing a red lipstick over a balm. You might *feel* ridiculous but you don’t look ridiculous, it’s just our perception y’know?

  5. Thank you SOOO much for this post! Been waiting for this! I currently bought the Smashbox Infrared lipstick (a matte), very pleased with it. However, I would like to buy one which feels more like a lipbalm, because I have dry and often chapped lips. That’s why I use it with the Reve de Miel lip balm (great product by the way, thanks again, Karima)! But, I want to be able to use the lipstick on its own without having to deal with balms and stuff, which one of those you mentioned do you recommend for a pale cool toned skin? One that feels like butter on the lips :)?

  6. Hi Karima, I’m interested in buying excellent makeup brushes. I don’t mind spending extra $$ to get great quality. I’ve read and seen the blogs/videos on the subject at hand. My biggest concern is that I don’t like brushes that are scratchy (then again, all of my brushes to date are of poor quality), especially on my lids.

    I’m most interested in getting your feedback of luxury brushes. Which of these brands offers the creme de la creme.

    Thanks (all the way from Boston, USA)

    P.S. If you feel there are better brands out there, please let me know. I’m very much open to suggestions.

    1. Hey Rita,
      This really depends on how much you are willing to spend πŸ˜› If we are talking creme de la creme, SUQQU brushes are perhaps the best quality (and softest!) although the range is limited.
      Chikuhodo, Hakuhodo and Wayne Goss offer lots of shapes/sizes and all three are fabulous quality.

      1. Not that it is needed, but I will second Karima wholeheartedly on her assessment! You only have one face, it deserves the best quality your money can buy. That being said, I’m curious about any affordable brushes in your opinions that have a place on your face

      2. Hey Lindsay,

        I have some favourite affordable brushes in the synthetic variety – Real Techniques & EcoTools make some great synthetics at a great price point.


  7. Hi Karima, this is such a great look! IMO, if you’re going to wear a red lip, this is how you should do it…a matte red lip with flawless skin and understated but defined eyes…it’s sophisticated, not loud. I seriously love your videos…your attention to detail and your adorable personality keep me coming back (though this is the first I’ve commented). πŸ™‚

    Would you by any chance be able to recommend a dupe for the Rouge Bunny Rouge cream eyeshadow? Can’t find it here in London and I’m reluctant to splurge online on something I haven’t tested on myself. I find cream eyeshadows look best on me because I have dry skin and powders tend to go cakey and flat (and I’m not a fan of eye primers).

    1. Hey Rita πŸ™‚

      So pleased you liked the look! In terms of a dupe… I suppose the MAC Paints (in the tube) are a similar texture, although I find the Rouge Bunny Rouge easier to blend. They’re quite a unique formula πŸ™‚


  8. Nothing chic-er than the cas red lip! I have combo skin in summer, and my current faves are Chanel Le Blanc with Les Beiges fluide layered with Velvet Lumiere. Dust some Chanel Les Beiges powder on top, and Hourglass lighter colored bronzer in a bronzed-but not really contoured way, and I’m ready for a lip. I like Guerlin 121, Givenchy Carmin Escarpin, and Beaute Masochist (this is a liquid-gloss formula, very sleek formula, not sticky, moderate wear time with a pencil. It is, though, the most classic old school red you’ll ever find. Sam from Pixiwoo used it in her Greta Garbo video. I just HAD to have it…ANDIMNOTSORRY). If I have more time I’ll throw on some Becca eye gunk in Romanticism and some mascara. LOVE that MAC finally brought out Haute & Naughty in WP formula!