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How to: Classic red lips

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Step 1: Exfoliate your lips

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Step 1: Exfoliate your lips

Red lips are a classic and glamorous look, especially during the fall and winter months. To get this bold look, Jessica Dunaway, senior colorist and makeup artist at Ted Gibson Salon in Washington, D.C., recommends starting by exfoliating your lips. “An easy at-home exfoliator is sugar,” she said. Mix sugar with honey and rub the mixture gently to create soft, supple lips.
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Step 3: Line lips with a nude liner

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Step 3: Line lips with a nude liner

Now it’s time to line around your lips with a nude liner. “This step will keep the lipstick from feathering out,” Dunaway explained. “A nude liner also doubles as a great spot concealer for blemishes.”
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Step 4: Apply color with a lip brush

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Step 4: Apply color with a lip brush

Dunaway suggests applying your lip color with a lip brush next. “This provides the most even and precise application.”
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Step 5: Add gloss

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Step 5: Add gloss

Almost done! For the last step, Dunaway recommends adding a sparkly gloss or leaving your lips bare for a matte finish. Congratulations on achieving a classic red lip!
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