Bold and striking, red lips are the most classic, sexy look, and they never goes out of style. If you think this look is a high maintenance, I have some tips that will help you get perfect long-lasting red lips.
This process is something that always works for me. I can wear red lips all day and never have to reapply. Try it out! It could work for you too!
First, very lightly apply a face powder over your lips. This will create a barrier between your skin and the products, much like a lip primer. Powder works perfectly for me so I don't feel the need to purchase a primer. Next, line your lips with a lipliner like Revlon Colorstay in Red. This particular one has a more dry texture so it won't move around on the lips (and it's my favorite!).
Using the same liner, fill your lips. This will begin the process of building the color.
With your choice of matte red lipstick, go over your lined and filled lips. I'm using MAC Russian Red lipstick. Matte lipsticks tend to have a longer overall staying power than other finishes that may be too creamy.
Next, blot your lips on a tissue. This removes a bit of the product but also aids in creating a "stain" on the lips. Repeat the lipstick and blotting steps one final time (for a total of 2) to finish building the color.
Here you can see how the color is bold but it it appears to be in place after the blotting steps.
Last, using the long-wearing lipliner again, retouch and perfect the edges of your lips.
The final look: