By Elke von Freudenberg
A way to keep lipstick on all day is to avoid lipstick all together. First, apply a “lip-friendly” colored eye shadow on dry lips with an flat eye shadow brush.
Next apply your favorite lip gloss in clear or a colored gloss to create
a custom color. The eye shadow powder gives the gloss something to stick too and lasts hours longer than gloss by itself.
The Finished Lip
Favorite Lip Tricks
For a trick that works just as well in real life as it does in front of the camera, try this tip to make small lips appear fuller. Apply a concealer pencil, or concealer with a brush around the outside line of the lip and blend well. The lightness makes lips appear fuller and more prominent.
Need to change a lipstick or gloss fast? Take a Q-tip spritzed with water or toner and roll off the lipstick. Make sure you roll from the outside corners of the mouth inwards. This trick works great when lipstick color changes must be done fast.
To create the perfect lip line, take concealer on a pointed concealer brush and lightly trace around the lip after you’ve applied lipstick. This creates a perfect line to the lipstick and gives a sharper edge.
The matte lip is back, but with a softer feel. To create this look easily, apply a favorite lip color. Separate a Kleenex so it’s 1-ply and place over the lips. With a small eye shadow or fluff brush, lightly apply a loose neutral or translucent powder through the Kleenex. The right amount of powder will go through to create a soft matte mouth without the dry look and feel.
Finished Matte Lip