By popular demand, I did a mini tutorial on how to achieve a bold red lip. It may sound silly to have a tutorial on how to apply lipstick – but when it comes to dark, bright or opaque colors, applying straight from the tube is not the best option. That is, unless you a) are fine with looking like a clown or b) have amazing precision. Both of those are entirely possible but for the rest of us, it takes a few more steps to achieve a perfect red lip. For step by step instructions, continue reading after the jump.

p.s. If you want to try the winged liner you see here, follow my previous tutorial.

What I used:
CO Bigelow Rose Salve (to moisturize before application)
Sephora red nano lip pencil
E.L.F. lip brush
MAC Russian Red lipstick
E.L.F. small concealer brush
concealer