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This Might Be The Prettiest Red Lipstick Tutorial Ever

Courtesy of makeup artist Violette.
Makeup artist Violette's red lip tutorial. Photo: YouTube

Makeup artist Violette's red lip tutorial. Photo: YouTube

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

French makeup artist Violette is the master of making bold colors look refined and chic, so it's far from surprising that she can make a simple red lip look better than just about anyone. In a video tutorial recently uploaded to her YouTube channel, Violette breaks down exactly how she makes the classic lip shade look modern and crisp (in the back of a moving car, no less).

The key to Violette's technique is that she doesn't rely on just one lip shade — she uses black (yes, black) to lend depth for a stunning effect. Watch the full video below to see exactly how she does it.

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