I love lip color and there is honestly, nothing classier than a bright red lipstick.
1. Moisturize! Use that chapstick! Maybe I suggest Palmer’s Cocoa Butter. (See a review here). Make sure you moisturize your lips when you start your make up routine, so after foundation, eyes, etc, your lips should be soft and ready for application!
2. Apply pressed powder to your lips. I like to use MAC StudioFix, but any pressed powder used for foundation would work. However, I wouldn’t recommend translucent powders since, obviously, they are translucent and hard to see. Applying powder primes your lips for application, while also creating a base so that the color will be brighter.
3. Lip Liner - Okay, so don’t get too worried, when I say lipliner, I mean a lip liner pencil, specifically NYX Slim Lip Pencil (in Hot Red). A liner really allows for definition, but I prefer to put the liner on the entire lip, so that way there is really a firm base that will NOT fade.
4. Lipstick! And finally, just put on the lipstick! Some people would reccomend using a brush, but honestly, as long as your careful I don’t really see a point. Being careful is the key to red lipstick, since it can stain and ruin all your work with foundation. My favorite is Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Red Revival. Color is the key to a nice Red lip, I personally like a true dark red. Anything that is slightly orange drives me crazy!
I hope this was helpful! Ask questions!