Angelina Jolie Oscar-worthy pout
From sultry scarlet to ravishing ruby, gorgeous red lips rocked the red carpet at this year’s glittering Oscars ceremony.

Angelina Jolie proved bold is indeed beautiful with a striking slick of crimson.

Meanwhile Rooney Mara finished off her super-fierce look with a dash of radiant ruby.

But while there’s no doubting the stars oozed glamour, how can mere mortals ensure they’re looking chic not cheap?

“The perfect red lipstick is all about undertones,” says Cover Girl makeup supremo Pat McGrath.

“Those with an olive/yellow undertone to their skin should choose warmer orange-red lipsticks for the most flattering look, whereas women with pink/red undertones look best in cool, blue-red shade.”

Internationally renowned makeup artist Pat insists that the key to pulling off the look is finding your right texture.

“The sheerer the formula, the more wearable it is,” she says.

Here are Pat’s tips for applying a ravishing red.

1. Trace a red pencil around your lips, then fill lips in to define their shape.

2. Apply a plush, matte red lipstick.

3. Press a tissue on your lips to set color and remove excess oils.

4. Keep lipstick from seeping outside the lip line by tracing a swab dipped in loose, translucent powder just outside the perimeter of your lips before and after applying the colour. © Cover Media