How To Get: Red Lips

One of my favorite basic makeup tips is learning how to get your red lipstick on the right way and apply it correctly. We’ve all seen it done wrong. So, let’s avoid that altogetherHere are are a few tips and tricks on keeping your red lipstick in the lines of your lips with no smudging. 

Here is the step by step guide to getting the perfect red lips!

Bold, red lips seem to always be on trend, and I personally will wear it in any season– but especially the holidays. I am a red-lip a-holic.

Here’s a red lips and pink eyes makeup look I did that I think you’ll love!

You can also check out this simple holiday makeup classic red lips I created for your Christmas looks.

If you are nervous about wearing the bold trend, start with a stain and then bump up to this tutorial on how to get red lips. Though, between you and I–I’m voting that you take the risk and dip your toes into the world of red lipstick.

So, if you are feeling adventurous and want to take the red lipstick plunge? Here is an easy break down of how you can get beautiful red lips by using my easy-to-follow guide!

Basic Makeup Tips on Getting the Perfect Red Lips…

Here are the step by steps to getting red lips and how to make them look perfect.

1. Conceal your entire lip edge so that you can basically create a new (even) one. Try and get one that is retractable–you’ll need it for sep 6. Here is one of my favorite retractable concealer pen suggestion for you, babe!

2. Make symmetrical dots with a red lip pencil like this one, on the peak of you lip points, then, into the center, like a V. Next, make two more dots on the corners of your mouth and then into the center edge of your bottom lip.

3. Connect the dots with your lip pencil either by free-hand, or by using the edge of a business card.

4.Use a lip brush to apply your red lipstick. Here is one of my favorites–and it has clean ingredients! This will help you get a clean(er) edge.

5. I am not going to lie, applying red lipstick (or any bold lipstick choice) can be a pain in the booty! Sometimes that red lipstick ends up in very very random places. So use a concealer that either has a brush on the end, or use a concealer brush and apply it around the edges of your lip line. Your lips will look professionally done because they will look polished and not messy.

6. Now just sit and stare at the pretty art work on your face. Yeah…you just did that.

How to apply redlipstick perfectly so that you don't have bleeding and more!

Looking for a good RED LIPSTICK? Here are my picks!

Here is a creamy red lipstick that I love! Learn how to apply your red lipstick with this color.
Gorgeous red lipstick that stays for 24 hours and its drugstore!
NARS immortal red lipstick is your go-red for that deep red lip we all love.
Gorgeous non-toxic red lipstick that's perfect for getting a bomb makeup look!

Here is one of my favorite red lisptick’s! It’s also a clean beauty formula!


One of..if not..the best drugstore red lipstick color! Same price on Amazon below!


NARS always has the best reds! This one is a deep red lipstick color with loads of pigment. A little goes a long way.


I have two of these red lipsticks! One for home- and one for lipstick touch ups. It’s non-toxic and safe for you! Gorgeous color.


xo, Kendra

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