Red lipstick is like a volatile relationship. When it’s good, it’s really good. But when it’s bad, it’s a disaster and you end up wondering why you go back time and time again.

So basically, your red lipstick is a man, and to make it work you need to master the art of control.

Why? A red lip can be your best accessory, the answer to nothing-to-wear-days, a segue from your desk to the dance floor and a distraction from hungover eyes the next morning.

And it’s actually really easy to get it right. Here’s how in 1 minute or less.

By Carmen Hamilton.