The idea is as simple as the one from another cherry theme combo, it's all about sheer + sheer = bold.
Memoir of a Geisha style - When I first saw the poster for that movie, I totally thought it was thriller...Close up of Maybelline Very Cherry (I kind of loaded on the red) glossed with Revlon gloss.
The combo is perfectly dramatic but it has a tendency to travel everywhere and fade from the corners pretty quickly, especially when you talk. (If you are a singer who likes strong lips for performance, stay away as this will make you look like the Joker in the middle of a song.)
Another layer of Maybelline is added to intensify the red color (since the lip gloss was a bit watery that it diluted the original color.) Anyway, I think I am a bit into red lips now, let's see if I have any vintage clothes lying around since this looks a tad weird with my hoodies and sweat pants...