Watch: How To Create That Perfectly Festive Red Lip

It's not always as easy as it seems.

Although it’s a stunning shade all year round, there’s something so Christmassy about red lipstick. Finishing your makeup with a gorgeous red lipstick is the perfect way to add a touch of festiveness to your look. Check out our full tutorial on how to achieve that festive red lipstick look, plus our top tips, below.


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First things first, you’re going to want to line your lips. This is particularly important when it comes to wearing red lipstick, because red lippie in general is known for what’s referred to as bleeding. This is when your lipstick starts to slowly move outwards from your lips. Trust us, not a good look. Line your lips the whole way around, making sure they meet your natural lip line, then shade in the outer corners and edges, but leave the middle of your lips free of liner.

Next up, add a pop of lipstick in the centre. Try to avoid adding too much, because it’ll just come off a whole lot easier.

Plus, if your lippie of choice is a full matte finish, you’re best off to moisturise your lips a little before applying any product to them. This will help them to feel a whole lot less dry throughout the night.