The L.A. Spin on the Traditional Red Lip

A red lip is not just a red lip. It can be matte, a little ombré, glossy, popsicle-stained, or barely-there sheer. It depends on your personal style and on the current trends—both of which can be influenced by the city you live in.

As curious beauty girls, we're interested in how an L.A. makeup artist interprets the latest trend: a pinker red with a more organic feel. After all, the "smack it on, blend it out, and go" approach makes sense for the relaxed California vibe. So we turned to Angeleno beauty expert Nikki DeRoest of Hello to Beauty and asked her to show us how SoCal girls will be wearing the look this season.

Scroll through to see her tutorial.