Friday, January 1, 2010

Make Your Lipstick Last Longer

Make Your Lipstick Last Longer

No matter what shade of lipstick you opt for, however, here are some tips to ensure your color stays put until the clock strikes twelve.

1. Create a Smooth Canvas. “Our lips tend to get try during the winter months; if you’re wearing a bold lip it’s mandatory to prime the lip for a seamless application,” says Gina Brooke, artistic director for Shu Uemura.

“Make sure lips aren’t dry or chapped by gently exfoliating with a soft toothbrush or a sugar scrub,” says Mara Levarre, Mariah Carey’s makeup artist. “Follow with a tiny bit of balm, but not too much or else lips will look greasy.”

2. Use Lip Liner. “Pick a color the same tone as your lips to give fullness to the mouth,” says Levarre. A nude liner will also ensure that should your lipstick fade throughout the night—you won’t be left with a dark, telltale outline.

3. Layer Your Color. For triple coverage, apply a stain the same color as your lipstick ("A stain won't rub off during parties," says makeup artist Mai Quynh, who works with Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus, and Kristen Stewart). Layer your lipstick and a similarly tinted gloss over top for extra staying power.



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