PRIME: This one little step will work wonders for applying not just a red lip, but any lipstick you want to last throughout the day!
MAP IT OUT: Using your lip liner, map out the shape of your lips before completely filling them in. Making an “x” shape at the peak of your lips will result in a much more even look rather than free-handing application.
FILL IT IN: Continue to use your lip liner to fill in your lips. Using liner all over will help your finished look stay much longer than by only using liner on the edges of your lips.
APPLY COLOR: Now that you’re prepped and primed, you can use your favorite shade to finish your look!
BLOT: Using a tissue, blot your lip color.
REAPPLY: As your last step, reapply your lip color. The blot and reapply technique is one I use often when wanting my lipstick to go the distance, but you can also lightly dust translucent powder on your lips for a similar effect.
I love how a simple red lip can completely transform your look. My favorite way to wear it is with a pair of skinny jeans and a chunky knit or a little black dress.