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How To Get Taylor Swift’s Signature Red Lip Look In 4 Easy Steps

You can’t think of Taylor Swift without also thinking about her flawless winged eyeliner and signature red lips. She just got that red lipstick, classic look that we like, right? With the holiday season approaching, there isn’t a better time to rock a red lip. And from whom else to take inspiration than from the queen of red lipstick herself? 

Red lips and rosy cheeks

Taylor Swift is going to turn 33 in December, and thinking about the last ten years she has been in the spotlight, it seems as if the “All Too Well” singer hasn’t changed at all. It has always been Taylor with her cats, bangs, red lips, and rosy cheeks. While her aesthetic and style change from album to album and era to era, she has been faithful to the same makeup look since 2009! 

The singer never officially revealed what red lipstick she uses. However, there have been some rumors twirling around. Most of them suggested that TayTay uses Nars’s Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade “Dragon Girl”. However, as Nars isn’t a cruelty-free brand, we would never suggest investing your hard-earned money into a company that still allows makeup testing on animals. Instead, go into your nearest beauty store, and look for a matte lipstick formula in a blue-toned red color. The blue tones will make your teeth appear whiter, while the matte formula will prevent smudging and transfer.

How to perfect the look in 4 easy steps

Now that you have everything you need, you just have to master the art of applying red lipstick. Now, this will also depend on the products you buy. Did you buy a liquid lipstick, a bullet lipstick, or a lip pencil? Either way, there are some tips that you can incorporate into your routine to give you the best results.

Step one: Have a clean base

If you are going for a red lip, your lips have to be exfoliated, hydrated, and clean. Before you start applying your makeup, exfoliate your lips using a lip scrub, and apply a thick layer of lip balm. After you are done with your face makeup, clean your lips with a makeup wipe to remove foundation or powder that may be left behind. 

Step two: Apply lip liner

If you have a hard time with precise makeup application, because you are still a beginner at makeup, or perhaps you don’t have steady hands, look for a lip pencil in the same color as your lipstick. That will make the whole application process so much easier, and you will have more control over how you apply your lipstick. 

Step three: Apply the lipstick 

Finally, it’s time to apply the lipstick. You can either apply it with a brush, or with the applicator that it came with. Make sure you follow the line that you drew with your lip pencil. Remove any excess product with a tissue to minimize the chances of your lipstick transferring. 

Step four: Clean up the edges 

Taylor’s lips always look super precise and neat. However, if you don’t have a professional makeup artist at hand like she does, chances are that you will make some mistakes. Thankfully, you can always clean up the edges of your red lipstick with a thin brush and some concealer.

With a background in the entertainment industry, Katarina has gained experience in many aspects of media and showbusiness. As a former model and beauty expert, she has worked with dozens of Hollywood celebrities both in front of and behind the camera. She is often a judge of model searches and beauty pageants around the world. As a model and actress, Katarina has appeared on the cover of over 60 magazines worldwide and has been profiled on hundreds of major media outlets including CNN, FOX, and NBC. As an entrepreneur, she’s been profiled on FORBES, SHE MEDIA and BUSINESS ROCKSTARS, to name a few. She has appeared in 17 national and international TV commercials such as Pepsi, Nike, Dodge Ram, and Coors Light, as well as in music videos for international stars such as Dorothy, Tito Jackson and Andy Madadian, amongst others. Most recently, she played in the movie Unbelievable!!!!! which had a world premiere during the recent pandemic and the 7x award winning movie Crypto Heads, directed by Dan Gillin.