Beauty Focus: how to apply red lipstick

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We have decided to pay some lip service to the finer beauty detail in our new eight-part series, aptly named 'Beauty Focus'. 

All about the lips, the up-close-and-personal series will reveal those insider tips and tricks to help you perfect your pout.

Use a brush to apply lipstick with precision Credit: Telegraph

Over the course of the series, we will teach you how to use lip liner best, how to make your lips look bigger, how to find the right shade of nude lipstick and how to create a fantastic party lip, at last.

In the first video above, we show you how to achieve the ultimate red lip, by way of some easy-to-do professional tricks: think lining for perfection and correcting colour to exaggerate. 

A touch of orange pigment can give the illusion of larger lips Credit: Telegraph

The Telegraph is also taking you back to beauty basics in a new series presented by Ruth Crilly, aka A Model Recommends.  

Each week, Crilly will be sharing her tips so that your make-up essentials are bang on from the get-go, with episodes covering how to wash your brushes, how to conceal dark under-eye circles and the best technique for shaping eyebrows.