Trying to pull off gorgeous, classic red lips can be an especially intimidating task. However, there is a fabulous technique to get your application right every time.
Before you begin, you will need a lip liner that is the
same shade of red as your lipstick. Now fill in the color of your mouth
with that liner--not the lipstick.
Next, you grab the lipstick and apply it only to the
center of your lips. You can use a lip brush or just dab carefully.
I found a lip brush is much easier and more accurate than trusting your aim with
the tube. Anyway, you will need to use that lip brush for the next step.
Take the lip brush and blend the lipstick color smoothly
to the corners of your lips.
Now, grab a tissue and blot. By doing so, you also
will be grounding in the color for longer wear.
You take your lipstick and apply it to the center of your
lips again. Afterwards, make sure to smooth out your work.
This last step is crucial if you don't want that red color
or any lipstick for that matter to land on your teeth. Wash your hands
first and then stick your index finger between your lips when you form a small o
shape with your mouth. Your finger grabs any excess color so you don't get
embarrassed later with color showing on your teeth!