'Tis the season for a great shade of red lipstick!  From the office, to the many holiday parties you'll be attending, the perfect shade of red can add a touch of the fabulous and the festive to any look.

We recently had a quick beauty chat with celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff on what shades she's loving and what red lip beauty tips she always uses. If you missed Part One, click here. Now read on to learn what this makeup pro recommends: 

What is the best way to apply red lipstick without any mistakes?

I like to line the lips first and then fill them in with the liner. Then I apply the lipstick. If it's gloss, you can skip the liner and keep it fresh and young with just a gloss.

What lip liners should we use with our chosen shade of red lipstick?

Neutral liners are great, but I like to use true reds or wines when I want to create an ombré effect.

What are your personal favorite red lipstick color shades? Why?

I personally love Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Best Red and Cabaret Blend ($6, each). The shades also contain Vitamin A and C to nourish that pretty pout during the cold winter season.

A gloss I love is Brilliant Shine Lipgloss in Red My Lips ($5). I love their pigmentation and staying power, plus they're affordable lip colors with top notch pay off. Take your pick from a cream or shimmer finish, both gorgeous options.

What finishes are best for which occasions? (matte, gloss, etc.)

Matte truly works for any occasion. Just make sure your lips are moisturized and soft bfore you apply your shade. This is key, as mattes can be dry in finish. I recommend a gloss for daytime or date night. The formula is versatile and can be dressed up or down. 

Any additional tips and beauty tricks?

Always take concealer with a brush and outline lips after your lipstick is done, so lips look perfect. This technique also puta a stop to the color bleeding. Set it with translucent powder and lips will look perfectly shaped.

Which brand and shade of red lipstick do you plant o try this season? Tell us with a note below!