Preparing your pout
Before you chose your favourite shade of red lipstick, it's worth preparing your lips so they are in the best condition possible - making them a better base.
Rimmel's official make up artist Kirstin Piggott says there are a few easy steps to prepare your pout;
"To ensure a smooth, even and perfect application when wearing a red lipstick, buff and balm the lips before applying any colour. You can use a lip scrub or a toothbrush to remove any dry flakes of skin."
"You can even use your foundation to lightly base your mouth, helping to secure your lip colour better".
Clinique superbalm lip treatment
Philosophy Kiss Me lip exfoliator
Available from QVC UK
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder foundation
Available from Boots