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My trick to long-lasting, kissable lips!

December 31st, 2009

My trick to long-lasting, kissable lips!

Last night all of the girls at dinner were dying to know what lipstick I was wearing that my ruby red lips could survive a three course meal.

Of course the lipstick matters, but in my experience it’s HOW you eat and drink that makes the difference.  And honestly, it’s not something I learned, the technique just came naturally.  So we took pictures from a few different angles to discover I put the glass on the inside of my lip instead of putting my lips around the rim.  Yes, that’s obvious, but the key is to make your pucker look natural, not like a forced-fish face.

A few other tricks for durability:

  1. Start with a dry lip.  Use powder if you need to.  This will allow your lips to absorb the color and become stained.
  2. No matter what color you choose, use a natural color lip liner to keep the color from wearing thin or bleeding.  (Above, I went over my liner with the red lipstick.)
  3. Apply lipstick or gloss with a lip brush.  A pain in the ass, but it makes a difference.
  5. Top it all off with a clear gloss (I like Revlon Super Lustrous in Shine City from CVS).  If you want a matte lip, skip this step, but it really does help with durability.

Now I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “a guy won’t want to kiss me through all that goo.”  And you would be absolutely right.  But he’ll be looking at them all night long, so before you go in for the kill, grab a napkin and wipe that crap off!  Your lips will still have color if you followed my steps.  If the kiss is not to say “goodnight” but more like let’s paint the town red, then lightly reapply a little color and follow with the clear gloss.  This way he won’t feel hesitant to kiss your lovely lips again.

(My ruby red lips: NYX lip liner in Natural, Avon lipstick in Plum Wine, Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in Shine City.)

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