Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tip du Jour: Red Lips

With New Years right around the corner, I found it fitting to discuss the technique in applying red lipstick, and keeping it on! I'm sure you all have heard that after applying lipstick, the best secret to maintaining and preserving the color is to simply blot after application, and re-apply. Here are some of my easy tips on how to preserve the color of your lipstick:

1. Line the lips with a red lip pencil.
2. Color, or "fill" your lips with the lip pencil. Practicing this technique does not allow for the lipstick to bleed! Start from the outer corners of your lips and work inwards.
3. Apply lipstick and blot.
4. Re-apply lipstick, but this time, dab a little bit of loose power with a brush and continuously dust over your lips. This process "locks in" the lipstick and is the same technique used to "lock in" your foundation.  Loose Powder is a makeup artist's best friend! I like to use MAKEUP FOREVER HD or Laura Mercier.
5. Last but not least, re-apply your lipstick. You may want to blot again for a more matte look, or, if you appreciate the natural gloss of the lipstick, you may go without blotting.

Ladies, can we all agree that Russian Red by MAC is the most perfect red hue that matches every single skin tone? I'm obsessed and what makes it that much more special is that you can rock this red all-year-long! Love!


1 comment:

  1. Dying to try this look! Thanks for the tip.


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