Dear Lipstick,


Awhile ago I saw an awesome lipstick tutorial over on The Beauty Department. I have been using it ever since and it works like a charm. After a night out exploring and playing my lips still look like they did when I left the house. It is one of the best lipstick tutorials around, especially for those RED holiday lips. Or... any color holiday lips as the party season gets into full swing.

I couldn't seem to find it to share with you so today I am recreating it.

  • STEP ONE: Apply lipstick over the entire lip area.
  • STEP TWO: Blot. Folding a tissue in half, open your mouth and place it in between your lips, then press down.
  • STEP THREE: Dust lips with a powder. Loose, pressed, or transulecent.. whatever you prefer. Use an eyeshadow blending brush and powder your entire lip area until they are completely mattified.
  • STEP FOUR: Apply another layer of lipstick.
  • REPEAT STEPS 2-4 to make it last. Now go party!
If you are a gloss girl dap a small dot in the middle of your lips to add some shine. If you are going out to eat try not to wrap your lips around your fork/spoon. Just use your teeth mostly. Sounds weird, but it works. Hope you enjoy your holiday lips and embrace that color! What lipstick color are you wearing?

Whitney Leigh said...

dah! I love this. I have been so in the red red lipstick mode lately. Can't wait to try this.

SarahJane Miller said...

This is going to sound funny but I think I have literally worn lipstick less than 5 times in my life. I did wear it my wedding day though hahah. I am all about chapstick :) Ps is your header new?? I feel like it is or maybe I am just way late realizing it is but I like it alot :)

Ashley Eliza said...

i am going to have to try this :) my fave is ruby woo and snob by mac! love color!


Laura Anne said...

I so needed this. Thanks!!

*LO* said...

what a great idea and your tutorial is just so cute!

Risa Casperson said...

Ahaa, such a good idea!!

Ashley said...

I would always use powder over my lipstick during my performing days. It definitely helps it last longer!!

Lauren Rogers said...

I'm so in love with lipstick but can't ever figure out how to make it last. Totally going to try this, can't wait!


Alynne Leigh said...

I've really gotten into bright red lipstick lately. But I love this idea (: I can't wait to give it a shot.

Crossing my fingers, it works!

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