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How to Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly | Makeup Tutorial

How to Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly | Makeup Tutorial

Who doesn’t love to apply red lipstick perfectly? But they can be an enigma – it looks so simple, but can also be difficult to achieve! To help you master this classic, glamorous look, Makeup Tutorials has put together this amazing tutorial that will teach you how to apply red lipstick like a pro in no time!

Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly With This Easy Tutorial

There’s no question that red lips are the perfect attention-grabbers as they are sexy, classic, and great for any occasion. With only three major steps, this tutorial will teach you how to wear red lips the right way! Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial and try it out for yourself.

What You’ll Need:

Step 1: Prep The Lips Properly


To make sure your lips are properly prepped, you may want to apply a lip moisturizer or bal. You can use a q-tip to spread it evenly on the lips. The q-tip will help remove the excess product and make sure the lips are exfoliated properly. For added moisture, use a lip primer and spread it evenly. The lip primer can also help keep the lipstick longer. For matte lipsticks, applying a lip primer will help protect the lips from dryness.

Step 2: Draw The Outline Of A Cupid’s Bow

Draw The Outline Of A Cupid's Bow | How to Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly | Makeup Tutorial

Once those guidelines have been drawn, use your lip pencil to outline the entire lip line. This will serve as the guide when you apply your lipstick later on.

Step 3: Fill In The Lips With The Lip Liner


Once your line has been drawn, fill in the lips. After your lips have been filled in, blot them with tissue and reapply the liner to any uncolored spots.

Step 4: Apply Red Lipstick

Apply Red Lipstick | How to Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly | Makeup Tutorial

If you like the way your lips look already, simply apply lip balm on top of the color and you’re good to go. If you want to make your lips redder, apply a red lipstick on top of your initial lip pencil layer. Applying a red lipstick over the lip liner is the best way to make the lips look fuller and super red. To keep the lips clean and crisp, apply concealer on the edges with a brush.

Final Look!

Final Look! | How to Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly | Makeup Tutorial

And there you have it! Sexy, sultry and perfect red lips in just four easy steps!


Here’s a full tutorial video on how to apply red lipstick by RebeccaShoresMUA:

Now, you will always rock red lips in no time. This is how to apply red lipstick for beginners and in time, you’ll learn to do it faster and better.

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


  • Avni
    Posted October 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Nice tutorial…Loved it..bookmarked it for practical learning

  • Rsk
    Posted November 11, 2021 at 5:14 am

    One of my favourite stem applying lipstic Beacuase I only do this . hhaahha But really Nice tutorial.

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