As a bridal make up artist, kiss-proof lipstick is the holy grail for me. After all, no bride wants to head back down the aisle after the first kiss with a face full of lipstick. And no groom does either!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought I’d share with you how I apply lipstick to make sure it lasts. I love wearing red and my favourite lipstick is MAC’s Lady Danger so it’s really important I make it kiss-proof. I find matte lipsticks are the most hard-wearing so try to avoid gloss or satin textures and go for matte if you can. Another tip I give my brides before they head off to get married is once they get a drink, to lick the rim of the glass before they take a sip (in a ladylike way of course!) It really does stop your lipstick from ending up on the glass rather than your lips.
Here’s how I apply lipstick to make sure it lasts all day.
- Make sure your lips are in tip-top condition before you start by applying your favourite lip balm. If your lips are a little flaky, you might want to gently exfoliate them too.
- Apply a thin layer of concealer over your lips, followed by a light dusting of powder.
- Using a freshly sharpened lip liner carefully outline your lips, beginning with the cupid’s bow. Don’t forget the bit inside the outer corners too.
- Fill your lips in with lipstick, stretching your lips to make sure you get the product into all the creases.
- Now, check that the shape you’ve drawn is even. Use the handle of a brush to check the cupid’s bow is straight. Tilt your head back and forward to check the symmetry from all angles. Correct any mistakes with a thin, square shaped brush and concealer.
- Finally, blot excess lipstick on a tissue and set with a light dusting of translucent powder.
And there you have it – kiss-proof lipstick to make sure you have a smudge free Valentine’s Day!
If you have any other tips to share, I’d love to hear them below.