Out and about in New York promoting her latest album, Red, we spotted Taylor Swift donning a very fitting cherry red lip for her publicity meets. The colour is particularly vibrant on the petite star due to her blonde locks and near perfect pout, but it's a look that suits everyone thanks to its classic roots. Neat red lips were first made famous by screen sirens including Marilyn Monroe, and as the years have progressed, so have the techniques, tricks and tips for getting the high impact lipstick look to stay put. To find out our tips for the perfect red lip, keep reading.
- Exfoliate lips gently with Make Up Store Lip Care Mix ($35) and leave the balm to sink in for at least 10 minutes.
- Fill-in the entire lip area with a red lip liner paying careful attention to the natural lip line.
- Apply one coat of red lipstick — right now we're loving Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in Lady Bug ($36) — and then blot with a tissue.
- Finish with another coat of lipstick and you'll be kiss, food and drink-proof for hours!