How to Get the Perfect Red Lip

01/06/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

There’s a reason why red lips remain a celeb beauty favorite season after season and it’s not because they match the red carpet. Red lips are the epitome of glamour and sophistication, plus they get way more attention than their nude and pink counterparts.

And the best part about the classic color is that it looks equally gorgeous paired with a designer gown as it does with jeans and a T-shirt. But not everyone feels confident painting their lips such a bold hue.

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That’s why we enlisted the help of Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin, who works with every A-lister from Jennifer Aniston to Sandra Bullock (she was the mastermind behind the star’s memorable 2010 Oscar lip look).

Watch this video to learn her top tricks then get used to people complimenting you on your killer red lips.

Now tell us: What’s your favorite shade of red lipstick? Got any great tips for applying it? Plus, what other makeup tutorials do you want to see?

–Andrea Lavinthal

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