Giving your lips a natural-looking red hue can be done using a variety of different stains. First prep your lips for color, then use fruit juice, beets, and other bright red items to get the color you want. Finish by keeping your lips moisturized and protected from the elements so they look the way you want them to.
Use a natural lip scrub. The first step to getting red lips is getting rid of dry, flaky skin that builds up and hides their natural color. Sloughing away the dead skin brightens your lips, brings out their inner red color and prepares them to take on a stain. Here’s how to make and use your own scrub:
- Mix 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon brown sugar.Scrub the mixture into your lips in a circular motion.Rinse the mixture away with warm water.Repeat as necessary.
Try a toothbrush. Sometimes a basic lip scrub isn’t enough to get rid of the dead skin. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush will do the trick. Choose a clean toothbrush, wet it with warm water, and gently scrub your lips in a circular motion. Rinse your lips. They should be left bright, plump and renewed.
Use a natural lip-plumper. Increasing circulation to your lips makes them look plumper and redder. You can naturally make your lips a little plumper by using cinnamon or another spicy household item on your lips. Just rub a little on, wait a few minutes, then rinse your lips. You can use any of the following as a natural lip plumper:
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper mixed with a few drops of water. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with a few drops of water. 5 drops of peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract. A piece of fresh ginger rubbed over your lips
Moisten them with a homemade serum. Now that your lips have been exfoliated and plumped, it’s time to make them soft and supple. This will help them keep their color longer and prevent them from drying out. Use any of the following ingredients as a lip serum; just rub it on your lips and wait a few minutes for it to absorb:
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil. 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. 1/2 teaspoon almond oil