Demi Lovato's Perfect Red Pout: How You Can Get the Look in 4 Easy Steps

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Rocking a red lip shows confidence and instantly upgrades any look. So when Demi Lovato was seen sporting just the look at the X Factor finalist party we instantly wanted to copy it! Here's how to get the great look -- and make sure it lasts -- in four easy steps.

1. Moisturize! Nothing ruins a great lip look like chapped, flaky lips. We love Fresh Sugar lip treatment -- it goes on smooth and smells like candy. (Bonus!) (Fresh Sugar lip treatment, $22.50, fresh.com)

2. Line your lips. Use a pencil lip liner that is the same color of your lips to line that pout! This will keep your color from bleeding -- an (unfortunate) common occurence with bright reds. 

3. Go for pop. Do you have medium or olive-toned skin? A fire engine red or true red is the best color. (Try Nars Lipstick in Joyous Red, $24, narscosmetics.com) If you have a darker complexion, try a slightly darker red shade, like brick or burgundy. (Try Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Red Revival, $6, maybelline.com)

4. Finish it off. Finally, to keep your red pucker lasting through the night, dust with a fine translucent powder. 

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