Much like your favourite LBD, a red lip can never go out of style. It looks classic, sexy and elegant too. But we won’t blame you if you find it a little intimidating to pull off. While it’s not rocket science, there are a few steps to follow if you want to flaunt that smudge-proof red pout all day long!

Step 01: Prime your lips with a nourishing lip balm. Then wait for three to four minutes to allow the lip balm to absorb before the next step.

Step 02: Once the lips absorb the balm, blot away excess product with a tissue paper.

Step 03: Using a brush, apply powder on your lips. This creates a dry canvas for the lipstick to stick to.

Step 04: Overline the lips to make them look fuller. Pull the liner towards the centre of the mouth, to diffuse harsh lines. Lip lining ensures that the lipstick doesn't bleed. It also prevents feathering or smudging and helps lipstick last longer. If you don’t have a matching lip liner, use a nude or neutral lip liner.

Step 05: Go over the liner base with a thin layer of red lipstick.

Step 06: Take a tissue paper and press it against the lips to absorb any excess product.

Step 07: Apply another light layer of lipstick to double the wear time of your lipstick.

Step 08: Use an angular brush with a little concealer to clean and sharpen the edges of your lips.

Step 09: Hold a tissue paper up against your lips and dab on a bit of compact powder. This will prevent the lipstick from bleeding and ensure it stays on all day long!