As promised, here is the lipstick tutorial that my sister so graciously agreed to share. It will probably be my one and only post about makeup, as I am such a numbskull when it comes to anything makeup-related. In fact, I had no idea what half this stuff really was until late college/graduate school, and I have never felt confident choosing or buying it for myself. Luckily, my big sis was there to help me out!
What I do where on a regular basis is a good moisturizer, followed by a very sheer foundation (so please excuse the close-ups of my sun-damaged face- I have been getting better about sunscreen, but it is a bit too late, I fear!), mascara, and sometimes lipstick. I think the thing about lipstick is that it always, always makes me feel like a fancier version of myself! So I like to wear a bright red on a day where I may need an attitude boost!
From left: Lip brush (one dollar at Target!), MAC Pro Longwear lip color in Alta Moda (we only used the top color), Estée Lauder lip liner in Terra, MAC Lustre lipstick in Spice it Up, Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Fire
This lipstick tutorial focuses on long wear. If you want it to last for a long time without having to reapply constantly, this is the one for you. It would be great for going out with girl friends or to a special event. My sister is an actual real-life makeup pro- she is constantly booking all sorts of events, including weddings and parties and prom and you-name-it, so it’s good advice! I hope you find it helpful!
Did you know that my nostrils are completely different sizes? Hm. Now you do!
Start with clean lips (no chap stick). Apply Pro Longwear with a brush. It doesn’t have to be perfect- it’s doing the job of the lip liner and lip primer.
Apply lip stick with a brush for accuracy.
Make any corrections with a lip liner (optional).
Apply lip gloss to the center of the bottom lip only, then press lips together.
Blend out with the brush.
Now you can act as dramatic as you look!Just kidding! Thanks, Krista, for the great advice, and Andrew, for taking all the pictures!