First, you want to smooth out the lips with simple sugar scrub (or your toothbrush in a pinch). This will remedy chapped lips for a seamless application. Next, apply a fiery-red liner, like COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Pencil in Sophisticated ($11.95), on the entire mouth, followed by your lipstick. McGrath used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot ($14.95), a bright, cool, cherry-red. Since this look is matte, blot off excess moisture with a tissue to set.
And to make your red lipstick pop even more, McGrath recommends adding a highlight on the Cupid's bow, we love Make Up Store Eyepencil in Vanilla ($33). You can also use a pencil that's about two shades lighter than your skin tone for a more wearable version. Finally, clean up any smudges with concealer. Pair this over-the-top lip with simply elegant makeup, including a bare face and perfectly groomed brows.
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