Like the perfect black dress, the trick to pulling off a deep red lip, is all about balance. To offset red lips, you need to keep the rest of the face natural. Classic red is back in a big way, but it looks much cooler against bare skin with little concealer.
- Exfoliate lips with a wet towel, followed by some lip balm.
- Fill in with a liner that matches the natural color of your lips (not the lipstick).
- Apply color with a lip brush, starting at the center of your mouth blending outwards.