Madonna, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer all attended the premiere of A Single Man – Tom Ford's moving film that explores the complexity of death and relationships – wearing creamy red lipstick. It's a bold look that they all pull off by wearing neutral-toned eyeshadow. (Or sunglasses. Either way works.)
Whether you choose to put sheer gloss on top or keep the colour as it is, the easiest way to get red lips is with a smooth jumbo lip pencil. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl ($50) and Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Thriller ($34.95) are both great shades that go on smoothly and need fewer touchups than traditional lipstick.