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I like to keep my makeup very natural and minimal but whenever I do want to add an extra touch of glam, I love creating a bold red lip.  Over the years, I have tried all different brands of red lipstick–from YSL to Lancome, and everything in between. While there are a lot of great choices out there, my personal favorites are hands down MAC and Sephora brands. The pigment in these lipsticks does not smudge and the color lasts for hours.  Above, I’m wearing the Sephora brand lipstick in Candy Apple Red and I highly recommend it. The best part: this lipstick costs only $14.00 a piece and it seems to last forever.

THE PERFECT RED LIP:  Moisturize your lips with Vaseline a couple of hours before you know you need to get ready.  Next, line your lips with red lipliner like one of my favorites from NARS.  Start by outlining your lips and then continue to fill in the rest of your lips with your red liner. This will allow your lipstick to stay put much longer. Next, apply your lipstick. Blot with a tissue to remove excess lipstick and voila: you’re ready to roll!