How To Apply Red Lipstick

Use our step-by-step guide to find out how to apply red lipstick flawlessly using Charlotte Tilbury's best-selling makeup range for a statement red lip.

Spring has seen many classic trends come to the forefront again, one of them being red lipstick, as seen at the Jason Wu, Céline and Simone Rocha SS17 shows. Some people shy away from trying this iconic statement style, but with our step-by-step guide, we’re showing you how to apply red lipstick flawlessly in a matter of minutes. Whether you choose to follow the runway trend of a bold lip paired with minimal eye makeup, or full Hollywood glamour with a sultry Feline Flick, the red lip is a timeless classic that anyone can pull off!


  1. An open creamy concealer in black and golden packaging.

    Step 1: Apply concealer

    Conceal around the corners of your mouth with The Retoucher concealer to emphasize the color. This will make your lipstick last all day.

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    Step 2: Apply lip liner

    Outline your lips with the Lip Cheat lip liner, going slightly beyond your natural lip line to give the illusion of a fuller pout.

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    Step 3: Fill in lips

    Fill in your lips with the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick, applying straight from the bullet.

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    Step 4: Add lipgloss

    To amp up your look for the evening, gloss over your lips with the Lip Lustre lipgloss in Hall of Fame, for an ultra-glam finish.


Why not pair your red lipstick with a classic winged eyeliner look? We show you how here for chic, pulled-together makeup in no time at all, perfect for daytime to date night! Dress up with a little black dress or casually throw together a white shirt and jeans for timeless style that never goes out of fashion.