The "ultra" lip, as Pat McGrath calls it, is all about layering pigments. Specifically, she combined two base colors, then added a deeper color to the center of the lips before blotting to remove shine. An even faster formula? Fill in lips with a pencil, then apply lipstick with your finger to layer color. Blot.
CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Hot, Enamor, and Queen Collection See Red ($6 each)