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Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

7/6/2015

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis and, frankly, I don’t plan on changing that any time soon. BUT! At the start of 2015, I made a pact with myself to change a few things about my daily routine, including wearing real clothes to the studio (MOST DAYS!) and wearing a bold lip color, all in an effort to feel a little more put together on a day to day basis. I never EVER EVER wore lipstick before. I just was never interested, but after I got a few fun samples in the mail I realized that just adding a pop of color made me feel a lot better and even more… productive (?) and confident throughout the day. Funny how a little thing like a bright lip can do that, huh?

SO since today is, in fact, International Kissing Day, I thought it would be fun to have a Lipstick 101 lesson here because even if I do wear lipstick now, I don’t really have any idea what I’m doing with it and I usually have to re-apply it every five minutes. I brought in Emily from PAGE Beauty to help show me (Us!) not one but TWO ways to get biggest, longest lasting bang for your buck with your lip color! Because… I can’t be the only one just winging it here, right!?

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last
Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

For the first look, Emily went all out. I asked her to show me each and every step a real pro uses to make lipstick LAST all day. I learned that, similar to my lessons in cake decorating, there are no shortcuts when it comes to this method. If you want it done right, well, do it up right! This is the perfect tutorial for a special event, night out or all-day shoot if you’re often in front of the camera like myself. Here’s what you’ll need…

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch
Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner
Sisley Rose Passion Lip Liner
NARS Angela
Giorgio Armani Lip Brush
Sephora Cream Lip Stain #7
Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last
Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last
Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

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1. Apply concealer around the lips to create a clean barrier for the lipstick.
2. Apply invisible lip liner around the outer edge to keep any product from moving or feathering. (This is a wax based product.)
3. Apply lip liner and fill in the whole lip for ultimate long wear-ability.
4. Apply lipstick, with a lip brush for a longer wear.
5. Apply a stain in the same or similar color to seal in the product.
6. Re-apply concealer if needed to the outside edge of the lips when finished to make sure all edges are smooth.
7. Set with a powder to keep upper and lower lips from perspiring.

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last
Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

PERFECTION! This lip color was on there for GOOD. But, I had to know, since I knew on weekday mornings I might not put in the effort I would for a special event or night out, what were the bare minimum essentials to get the best wear out of my every day lip color. And guess what!? One product is all you need and it’s affordable! A lip stain!

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

Sephora Cream Lip Stain #10

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

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1. Apply lip stain to your lips and go! That’s it!

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last
Makeup by Emily Oliver with PAGE Beauty | Photos by Jeff Mindell | Creative Direction by Kelly Mindell

Seriously you guys, we did this shoot at 10am. I ate lunch, dinner and, ehm, some cake and it STILL looked great! BAM. Mission accomplished!

Do you wear lipstick often? Have a favorite or signature color? I’m gradually growing my lipstick arsenal… lay it on me!

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19 comments

  • Anna

    So helpful! I never really wear lip stick because it always comes off when I eat.

    Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm (Pink Punch) is my favorite, it’s not a lipstick but it’s awesome if you just want to add a bit of color. Definitely can’t wait to try that lip stain!

    • Kelly

      Love that! I’ve tried a few tinted lip balms but haven’t found one I love. Have to check this one out!

  • Veronica

    I love wearing lipstick because of how happy it makes me feel but it always is gone completely an hour after I put it on. I can’t wait to try out these tips.

  • Kait

    What hand tricks! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lexy | Proper

    I love the photos of you with and without lipstick! Why are you so cute?!

  • Krystal

    I never go out without lipstick! I agree that it really does boost your confidence. My faves are M.A.C Kinda Sexy, M.A.C Relentlessly Red, and Lime Crimes’s Suedeberry Velvetine.

  • Rachel | The Crafted Life

    Love these tips and photos of you Kelly! I bought a hot pink lipstick from nars last year for my birthday and have made the pact to wear as much of it as possible, so far so good. It’s amazing how much more pulled together you can look with just some color on your lips!

  • Les

    kel! love this post specially as a non lipstick wearer cause of all of the same reasons buuuut im here to say..woah! absolutely stunning!!!

  • Erica Lynn

    I love the idea of an invisible lip liner, bookmarking that for sure! My lipstick/lipgloss collection is verging on the ridiculous, I fall for so many colors that it’s hard to resist. Current favorites include Colourpop (only $5 and their quality is fantastic) and the new Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss (Vice, Big Bang, and Assassin in particular).

    • Kelly

      Ooh! I’m intrigued by that Colourpop one, gotta check that out!!

  • Trina

    You couldn’t have posted this at a better time! Recently, I’ve really wanted to try wearing lipstick more because it make you look so put together, even without any other makeup! I’m gonna give that Sephora lip stain a go. Thanks for the tips!

  • Happy Kissing Day with Studio DIY! | Emily in Beautyland

    […] You can find all product links and Kelly’s original post for what I chose for her HERE! […]

  • Courtney

    Love all of these tips! Also, these photos are so adorable!

    http://www.breakfastatvogueblog.com/

  • Jenna

    I love that bright pink color! Looks amaze on you.

  • Sequins & Sand

    A lip stain is all that is needed to keep the lipstick on?! I need to get me some of that product. Thank you for this!

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