Mac Viva Glam 1 (Russian Red) with Brick liner
I have yet to see this look bad on anyone! Seriously - the best red out there! If you have been wanting to try a red lip, start here :).
Mac Viva Glam 3 with Burgundy liner
The key I have been taught about putting on dark lipsticks is to put on the lipstick on the main areas of your lips first. Don't try to get in every nook and cranny with the lipstick. After you have put on the lipstick, color in and line with your liner. You can go back with the lipstick and make darker, but you want to use the liner to color in the hard places. No fool way, I promise! I buy matte sticks as I would like that look for dressier occasions. If I am wearing it everyday like the pic above, I will put a similar colored gloss over. Easy peasy!! Let me know if you try it!!