How to Apply Red Lipstick Like a Pro

Step 1

First up, you want to create your perfectly drawn, long-lasting base. For this, you use a lipliner.

Don’t rush this part. Begin by drawing on your outer lip line. Start with your ‘Cupids Bow’, then the centre of your bottom lip joining up on the outer edges.

Working from the centre outwards enables you to create perfect symmetry.


Step 2

Now fill-in using your liner.



Step 3

Next, apply your lipstick on top of your liner base.

Using a brush for this stage enables greater control.


Step 4

Finally, Blot using tissue. Then apply one final layer of lipstick to ensure a truly long-lasting finish.

Et Voila!


Our professional Make-up artist Ashley used the following products:

MAC lip liner in Brick

MAC Russian Red Matt lipstick

You can shop both products below ~


Big thanks to the very beautiful Kate for allowing us to feature her luscious lips!


Our professional MAC Make-up artist for the day was the lovely Ashley, and you can follow her amazing work here on Instagram

Are a you a red lip wearer? If so, what are your favourite red lipstick shades? Do share your favourites in the comments box below and lets share the red lippy love!

Don’t be scared to try this look ladies, just remember: Practice makes perfect.