Red Hot. Red Lips.

3-Girls-Vertical webThe classic red lip is a testament to beauty history and a look that every woman should master.

This simple accessory can transform an everyday outfit by dressing up a white T-shirt and jeans or it can be the finishing accent to the quintessential black dress. A red lip can be worn throughout all seasons, but we recommend changing shades to complement your skin tone as the seasons change.

These five steps make it easier than ever to create the perfect red lip for the holiday season!

1. Smooth
Remove dead skin by gently buffing your lips with a toothbrush or lip scrub. A clean smooth lip is crucial for long-lasting lip color.

2. Prime
Apply a light coat of foundation or concealer to your lips. This nude base primes your lip to get the most vibrant color.

3. Line
Line lips with a color that matches your red lip color or a nude color that matches your lip. Always line “up and out” to maximize the fullness of your lip.

4. Fill
The best red lip is applied with a lip brush or wand. Using small brush strokes helps aid in precision. Gradually blend lip color with the liner.

5. Set
With a powder brush, apply a loose or pressed talc based powder over our lips, or tissue blot to set the color and help keep it from moving.

We recommend trying the following Elizabeth Arden and Red Door Spa Professional products to create your perfect red lip:

Prime: Red Door Spa Professional Lemon Burst Polishing Scrub
Line: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Bare Protection Makeup
Fill: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in “Natural”
Set: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Color in “Red Door Red”


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