Trying to pull off gorgeous, classic red lips can be an especially intimidating task. However, there is a fabulous technique for how to master and create perfect red lips that can help to get your application right every time.
Before you begin, you will need a lip liner that is the same shade of red as your lipstick. Now fill in the color of your mouth with that liner–not the lipstick.
Next, you grab the lipstick and apply it only to the center of your lips. You can use a lip brush or just dab carefully. I found a lip brush is much easier and more accurate than trusting your aim with the tube. Anyway, you will need to use that lip brush for the next step.
Take the lip brush and blend the lipstick color smoothly to the corners of your lips.
Now, grab a tissue and blot. By doing so, you also will be grounding in the color for longer wear.
You take your lipstick and apply it to the center of your lips again. Afterwards, make sure to smooth out your work.
This last step is crucial if you don’t want that red color or any lipstick for that matter to land on your teeth. Wash your hands first and then stick your index finger between your lips when you form a small “o” shape with your mouth. Your finger grabs any excess color so you don’t get embarrassed later with color showing on your teeth! If you use this makeup tip on how to create perfect red lips, I can promise that you’ll be so much happier with your application.
For those that prefer a matte finish with that velvety smoothness, you also might want to read another of my posts on how to change your lipstick texture from creamy to matte.