Classic Red Lip Tutorial!

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By Contributor: Jennifer Jennings

Beauty trends come and go, but one trend that will never go out of style is a classic red lip. Red lips can take any look to the next level and is a guaranteed eye-catcher. In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to get the classic red lip.

Things you need:

  • Lip Balm

  • Red Lipstick

  • Red Lip Liner

  • Highlighter (optional)

1.) First, you’ll need to start off with smooth lips so make sure your lips are exfoliated and free of any dead skin. A really easy method of exfoliating your lips is to use a clean toothbrush to gently brush off all the dead skin. Be sure to avoid over-exfoliating your lips because this can be painful.

2.) Apply your lip balm and let it sit for about five minutes. Allowing your lips to absorb the lip balm is extremely important because if you don’t your lips will be too slick to apply the lip color.

3.) Next, use your red lip liner to line the outer edge of your lips. Take your time with this step because it is very important. It allows you to be precise and create the clean, neat edge that makes this look so chic. Don’t forget the outer corners of your mouth.

Tip: If you have a little extra time, use the liner to fill in your entire lips. This is will make your lipstick last longer and appear more vibrant.

4.) Apply a generous coat of your red lipstick being sure not go past the outer edge of your lips.

5.) (Optional)- For added effect, use a highlighter on your cupid’s bow to draw attention to your lips. I think shimmery gold or silver shades work best, however be sure not to apply too much because this gives the illusion of a sweaty top lip and you don’t want that.

I recommend using ELF’s Studio Matte Lip Color in Rich Red. This product doubles as a lipstick and a lip-liner and has a very trendy matte finish.

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