How to Get Red Lips Without Lipstick


If you're looking for a good alternative to wearing lipstick, there are many ways to make your lips red without it. Several fruits and foods with red dye will stain your lips red for several hours, so you can get the look you want without having to buy cosmetic products. Try using fruit, red popsicles, or Kool-Aid powder to get pretty red lips.

Part 1
Using Kool-Aid Powder

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Look for a bright red shade that you like. Cherry, cranberry or strawberry-flavored powder will result in a pretty red stain.[1]

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Any bowl or cup works just fine.

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Just add a few drops at a time. Stir in the water until you have a thick, spreadable paste.

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Dip a cotton swab in the paste and apply it neatly to your lips, making sure to stay within your lip lines.

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This will give it time to stain your lips. When three minutes are up, rinse the paste away and check out your new lip stain.

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Repeat the process as many times as you'd like until your lips are stained just the right bright red color.

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This will keep your color in place for several hours and make your lips look bright and shiny.

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Part 2
Using Fruit

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Using red fruit to give your lips a natural stain results in a pretty deep pink or red color. The deeper the fruit color, the darker your stain will be. Try the following different types of fruit to create the perfect stain:[2] Cherries Cranberries Raspberries Pomegranate seeds Strawberries Beets (not technically fruit, but they work just as well)

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Just as you would if applying lipstick, rub the fruit over your lips. Try to stay within your lip lines instead of letting fruit juice get above or below your lips. Keep rubbing until your lips are completely coated in juice. Squeeze the fruit as you rub to release the red juice. If you're working with a large piece of fruit, it might help to cut it into smaller slices for a more precise application. You could also squeeze out the juice into a bowl and apply it using a cotton swab.

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Once the first layer of juice dries, you might decide you want a darker, more vibrant red. The more layers of fruit juice you add, the more red your lips will look. Let each layer dry for a minute before adding the next.

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This will help keep the fruit juice from rubbing off too quickly. A clear lip gloss will also add shine to make your lips look brighter and more vibrant.

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A natural fruit stain will fade away within a few hours. If you want to keep your lips red all day, keep some fruit with you so you can reapply color as necessary.

Part 3
Using Popsicles

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Red popsicles contain artificial food coloring that will stain your lips red, just like lipstick. Choose the brightest red popsicles you can find. Look for flavors like cherry, red raspberry or strawberry.[3] You can use any food product with red dye. If you don't have popsicles available, look for red soda. You can also use red food coloring, the kind used in baked goods. This is highly pigmented and will stain your lips for hours, so be careful.

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You'll apply the melted popsicle to your lips just like you would fruit juice. If you'd prefer, you can eat the popsicle and let it stain your lips red, but it may end up looking a little messy.

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Rub it over your lips to coat them, making sure to stay within your lip lines. Let the liquid dry on your lips.

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Every layer you apply will make your lips look redder, so apply as many coats as you want. Let each one dry for a moment before applying the next.

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This will prevent your stain from rubbing off and give your lips a pretty shine.