Attention all disco-doyennes and party-pashers: ever wondered how to dance (and kiss) the night away and not budge your beddable red pout? Fear not, celebrity makeup artist Michael Brown explains how to make your red lipstick last as long as you. (note: the kissing part may require some serious 24-hour stain-like action).
Think of it as Party Feet for your pout.
Michael Brown’s Guide To Making Red Lipstick go the distance
The liquid lip
With the rise of the ‘Liquid Lip’ – basically a creamy liquid at first application which sets to a matte high pigment – it’s even more important to have great lip prep before any application begins.
When liquid lips attach to lip, they dry immediately and set in place, it’s then that I use a lip liner to create a sharper, more defined lip edge to give a higher impact red lip. This combo can last for hours and it’s more about the actual lipstick formula that makes it last.
If you ‘paint’ lipstick on wth a brush, it sometimes only stays on the surface, which is then easily transferred upon contact, so it’s beneficial to really stain a lipstick for that perfect bond.