Angelina Jolie's perfect pout

Angelina Jolie's perfect pout

Red lipstick is having something of a moment on the red carpet, and noone's done the trend quite so well as Angelina Jolie.

Rather than go for a glossy red finish that we've seen so much of late, Ange's make-up artist Mary Burton said the aim was to get 'a very matte, very deep red.'

Matte reds are a chic classic and are set to be huge for autumn/winter 09. However it can be a tricky finish to wear. We quizzed Lipstick Queen, Poppy King to get her top tips on how to carry off this stand-out look. "You don't want to do too much of a smoky eye with a true red lipstick or you're going to look like you're in 40s costume. Instead, make like Angelina and wear this shade with a relaxed look; loose hair and minimal eye make-up are matt red lipstick's perfect partners. You do need some luminosity on your face with a lipstick finish this flat, so be sure to use some luminiser on the skin."

Application is key; "this is a straight from the tube scenario," Poppy told us, "if you use a lip brush it's going to take forever! Your lip liner needs to match the lipstick exactly and should be applied after the lipstick; this is to avoid any Ronald MacDonald mistakes."

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