I used to fear wearing red lipstick until I mastered the application technique. For me, I have a thin upper lip and big lower lip so it was a bit tricky to apply until I got the hang of it. Here’s a snippet on how I do it.

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Step #1:
Apply Burt’s Bees rejuvenating lip balm around lips. Feel free to go over the natural lines of your lips.

Step #2:
Move on to applying a red lipstick of your choice. I used Maybeline’s Colour Show Lipstick.

Step #3:
I have a thin upper lip, so when applying, I have to make sure that I balance the proportion of my upper lip with my lower lip. This means I cross the line of my upper lip making it appear bigger and use a Q-tip to wipe off the excess in the corner of my lower lip so that it does not appear bigger than it already is.

And there you have it, bold lips!

Note: Don’t be afraid to cross the natural outline of your lip. Whether you have a bigger upper lip and smaller lower lip or vice versa, you can use the Q-tip to fix the proportions.

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Image credit: Zoé Ng