One of the hottest trends of the season is a bright red lip, and with the holidays coming up, you’re definitely going to want the perfect pout to brighten up your ensemble. But vibrant color is only part of the process to get great red lips! Here are four steps to a kissable pair that will do more than just pop—they’ll be soft enough for under the mistletoe, too (wink, wink!).
Step 1: Exfoliate – Before applying any sort of lip color, you need to make sure all the icky dead skin is off your smacker. You want those babies to be smooth! Use a natural sugar lip scrub like Treat’s Kiss and Make it Butter Lip Scrub ($8) to exfoliate and condition your lips, making it easier for color to go on—and stay on.