So, if you are curious and have yet to dive in the deep end at the lipstick counter, let me share with you some tips I've gathered the hard way.
My Lip Tricks
Absolutely necessary with dark colors and with any brand of lipstick. I buy the closest shade possible and always line my lips entirely (the line around AND the actual lip). I am testing out a clear lipliner from Too Faced and will let you know how I like it.
I learned long ago that with makeup, you get what you pay for and since then have become a cosmetic snob for sure. I'd rather pay more in the beginning to have it last longer and eventually be less expensive. But, with lipsticks there is ONE drugstore brand I'll use and that's Revlon. Probably because I trusted their "square tube gloss" for so long and their sticks are just as great. My other preferred brand is Lancome (which I use Lancome everything for my face except MAC gel liner).
The little color swatches on the shelf and stick are always 2 shades DARKER than the actual lipstick color appears on your skin (I SWEAR)...now that is not scientific, but my experience, so I always buy colors looking a few shades darker than I want. Have some pink lip horror stories to share as part of my learning phase.
- Making it last.
From my experience, the only thing that makes it last longer is the quality. I've tried the tricks like apply, use kleenex, etc, but truly, the only thing is better brand and use lip liner on the entire lip (for me at least).
Curious about my every day makeup?
While I do my brows different now, this tutorial and product list is STILL what I use! When I find what I love, I stick with it. Great for winter, just add a bright lip.