Ok. Ladies. When it comes to wearing lipstick, there are a few rules you MUST adhere to if you don’t want to end up looking like a sloppy mess. People always ask me how I get my lipstick to stay put all night.
Well, for starters, I usually use a lip stain if I don’t want to worry about reapplying. I recommend COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstain. Seriously this stuff is amazing. I can apply it at 8pm before hitting the town and my color is still rocking at 2am.
Revlon also has a stain that packs a punch! Their Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm offers that all night color while still giving you some gloss and moisture over top. MAKE SURE the color is all the way dry before applying the balm or you’re going to have a mess on your hands.
Of course, there are some that prefer to go for a lipstick regardless. In that case, try these steps to help keep that pout in place that I learned from celeb stylist Jake Bailey while at my internship in NY:
1. Dab a little powder on your lips to form a base. It can be anything from a loose powder to something from your compact, just something on those lips.
2. Line your lips with a complementing shade of lip liner that is “long wear” or “long lasting”. This forms a sort of barrier on the outside of your lips to keep the color in.
3. Take that same lip liner and fill in your lips with it. Then blot with a tissue (without disturbing the outline). This step is crucial because if your lipstick DOES wear a little, you won’t be left with weird looking lines around your lips. Definitely not cool.
4. Then, simply just apply a layer of lipstick and slightly blot with a tissue. If you feel the need to lightly apply another layer of lipstick, go right ahead. But, DO NOT, apply gloss. Gloss is the ‘kiss of death’ with long wear lipstick.
So, whether you’re Anne Hathaway or the Average Jane on the street, everyone deserves a perfect pout regardless!
xo – blondie