Exfoliate and condition lips first. This way they will be soft and supple to compliment your red.
Add concealer, foundation or powder around clean lips to smooth the look and enhance the red contrast.
Line lips with a nude pencil if you want to create fuller lips first...this will give the red power to adhere and give the lips a larger/fuller look all day.
Apply RED and Fill in your red lipstick with a brush to make sure it is smooth and uniform across lips.
Keep base make up, eyes and cheeks more natural, to avoid a clash with your bold lips.
Add gloss for over the top sexy red lips for evening
Add touch of powder for matte, all day look or to tone down a shade.
LOOK AT THE STARS THAT GOT IT RIGHT!
|Emmy's 2011 Kerry Washington|
|Emmy's 2011 Christina Hendricks|
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