How To Get Statement-Making Lips In 5 Steps Or Less

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Photographed by Janell Shirtcliff.

The statement lip has been a hot ticket in the beauty world for a good minute. Now, with the rise of teenage business moguls, they're only going to be louder, bolder, and more statement-making. While the vampy, dark lip packs a hefty amount of edge, we're huge believers in the classic red lip. Master it, and the world is yours for the taking. It's not as simple as buying a fierce rouge, though. To really make your lips pop, you've got to prep everything around them. Don't worry. It's not as scary as it sounds. In fact, when it's all said and done, it takes just about five steps. Don't believe us? Look no further than Clinique and Alli Simpson. Together, we're here to break it down for you. Pucker up! It's time for some proper lip service.

Photographed by Janell Shirtcliff; Makeup by Natalie Malchev; Hair by Bobby Eliot; Styled by Dani Michelle.