How to Re-Create Selena Quintanilla's Most Iconic Lip Looks

How to get: Selena's 1994 Grammys red lip

The first two steps are super simple but important. First, exfoliate your lips. This is good advice in general, but it's an especially good tip if you're using matte lipstick (which is super trendy right now) because it will get rid of any dry skin and ensure you have a smooth, even canvas to work with. Try this DIY vanilla-bourbon scrub

Next, apply lip balm or moisturizer to your lips. Zaldivar recommends dabbing off the excess; this will make applying your lipstick later on easier and prevent it from sliding around or sinking into the tiny cracks into your lips. 

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