How-to: Foolproof Red Lips

How-to: Foolproof Red Lips

Follow this easy step-by-step guide for flawless red lips.


Red lipstick deserves a spot in every woman’s makeup bag. Classy red lips never go out of style and are the perfect pop of colour to just about any look. But proper application is key! Avoid red-lip blunders with this foolproof, step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1: Moisturize
Use a gentle lip exfoliator to smooth out your lips, then apply a moisturizing balm. Be sure to let it sink in before moving forward with anything else.

Step 2: Apply Lip Liner
Define your lip shape lipliner. Hug the outer edges of your lips for a fuller effect.

Step 3: Choose Your Shade
Pick out your favourite lip colour.

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Step 4: Apply Lip Colour with a Brush
Use a lip brush to paint lipstick on using light strokes and gently pat your lips together.

Step 5: Clean It Up
Use a cotton swab to clean off any mistakes. Dip the other end into a translucent or light powder and gently glide it along the outside of your lips. This will help define your pout and prevent bleeding.

Have you tried the classic red lip? Share your tips for flawless application in the comments below!

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why oh why does red, even the deepest, darkest red turn anything BUT red on my lips? sometimes an orangey colour, sometimes a tacky pink... ?

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Maila

Maila

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I actually put foundation or a light concealer coat on top of my upper lip first then on both to smooth out the colour as my upper lip is darker. Great base for nudes as well.

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Paula1

Paula1

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When I put my lipstick on I always blot it then reapply and blot again. If the lipstick looks too matte I apply a little gloss to the bottom lip.

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