Basics: The Art of the Red Lip
“Bright red M·A·C lips kind of make me feel like I have my clothes on,” says M·A·C Artist Caroline D. Creating a look that’s as much red carpet glamorous as rock and roll rebel, she demonstrates the secrets to achieving an iconic red mouth.
Prep lips with Prep + Prime Lip, going just outside of the lip to prevent bleeding and create a smooth canvas.
Prep + Prime Lip, $15
Line lips starting at the cupid bow to create a good shape. For the bottom lip, also start from the center of the lip and work your way out towards the corners of the mouth.
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil, $14
Line lips starting at the cupid bow to create a good shape. For the bottom lip, also to ensure symmetry and a good shape, pull back from the mirror a bit and tilt your head up and down. Make corrections as necessary so that you have a full perfect.
Apply lipstick all over lip straight from the lipstick bullet at first, then with a lip brush for speed, being sure to fill in the corners of the mouth. The lip brush also helps to push the product into the lips, helping color longevity.
Official instructions and video here.
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