The Perfect Red Lip


After weeks of experimenting with various combinations of red lip liners, sticks, balms, and glosses, I stumbled upon the perfect red lip method. (By perfect, I mean, doesn’t smudge or bleed or look too glaringly red, all while staying put.) And SO simple.

Step 1. Slick on some plain old lip balm. (Or use a nude tinted balm for a mellower look. Both are great.)

Step 2. Fill in lips with red lip pencil. (I used Sephora retractable one like this.)

Step 3. Mush everything together with a lip brush. If you use the same pencil I did, this is right on the end.

Step 4. Stare in awe at your lovely red lips.