Many girls have asked me, when applying red lipstick, why their lipstick doesn’t stay long enough or why it’s just not perfect. The answer to this is always use a ‘lip liner’ (red) before applying your red lipstick. Line your lips with the liner, and then colour your full lips with that liner! You have now created a base for your lipstick that will help it stay longer. Two reddish lip pencils I recommend are “Cherry” and “Redd” from MAC.
Those 2 lip liners go beautifully with MAC lipsticks “Russian Red and Ruby Woo (matte)” & “Sephora’s Red 09”. Or simply put, you can also just fill in your lips with the pencil and let it be, with no lipstick! Very natrual red!!