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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Rocking Red Lips

Some girls’ beauty routines are intensive labors of love, while others adhere to a minimalist philosophy. I definitely fall into the latter category. My AM routine usually involves hitting the snooze button to steal a few more minutes of beauty sleep, so I don’t have tons of time to apply makeup. 

But even though I have a lackadaisical beauty style, you would never know it. Why? I’ve mastered a way to rock bold red lips in just three steps. 

Step One: Dot

Using a lipstick brush, carefully dot your lips with a creamy crimson lipstick color (I’m wearing Maybelline’s Red Revolution), focusing on the center of your mouth.

Step Two: Stain

Grab a matching lip stain like theBalm’s Stainiac in Beauty Queen, and glide the wand over your lips to evenly distribute the bold pigment. The lip stain’s wand gives you greater control over each stroke, while the stain sets in the creamier lipstick color.

Step Three: Blot

Simply blot away any excess color with a tissue to avoid feathering.

And voila! Enviable red lips in three simple steps. Now you’re ready to head out the door—or in the case of us lazy gals, back to the couch.


Ready to tackle a precise red pout? Check out our step-by-step guide to rocking sophisticated crimson lips.

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    Love red lips!
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    Easy red lips!
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