Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Luscious and Long Lasting Lips

  Over the past few months I have been obsessed with lipstick and tinted lip balm sticks.  I used to hate wearing anything other than regular chap stick on my lips, until one day I tried a little color and I LOVED it.  Now I practically wear something on my lips every day.  Whether it be a deep purple, red, pink, or a nude.  I want my color to last for a long time during the day.  I don't get too much time to stop and do touch ups while I'm at work. 
  No one wants their lips to lose their color an hour after wearing lip gloss, or their lipstick wearing off half way through the day.  SO, I have put together four easy steps that will help keep the color stay in tact for a long day, as well as, making your lips appear full and luscious.

Lip Liner: Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 057 Ravish
Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in 045 Raspberry

Step 1: Use your toothbrush to lightly exfoliate.  Just use water and light circular motions over your lips.  This gets the blood rushing up to your lips making them look and feel fuller.  This also gets rid of dead skin that your lip liner and lipstick would hold onto.

Step 2: Use lip liner to outline.  If your lips are uneven like mine are, this is how you would even them out to perfect the shape.  This is also just an outline so your lipstick doesn't go outside of the lines.

Step 3: Using your lip liner, color in your lips.  Work from the outside towards the middle but don't fill everything in.  By doing this, this helps the color become bolder and stay longer during the day.

Step 4: Apply your lipstick.  Do one or two strokes across the top and repeat on the bottom.

VOILA! Easy way for your lips to look full and luscious and to keep your color lasting for hours!

**Just a side note. I used my phone to take these pictures and to edit the process. So don't judge on the amateur quality!