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Get more from your lipstick

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Lip Service


“Adding colour to your lips is the quickest and easiest way to play with your looks. But don’t forget that lipstick is the one makeup item that requires the most touching up. You should therefore apply it carefully from the beginning.” – Dick Page


The Challenge: How to perfect the new generation of lipstick

The Danger: Colour that won’t stay put

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The Expert: Dick Page, Creative Director, Shiseido Makeup

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The Technique: “Before you start, apply a nourishing and moisturizing lip protector and blot away any excess. This is a tip pro-makeup artists use to make lipstick last. Well-moisturized lips will repay your efforts as the contours will stay sharply defined. Your lipstick will look more luminous throughout the day and evening.

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The Application: “To define your lips, first smile. For a natural look, start from the centre of your lips and work to the edges. If you’re note sure, try it the other direction. You’ll see!

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Use a lip liner: “Using a lip liner is a guaranteed way to increase the lasting power of a lipstick. Two-in-one items now exist that create clean lines and add full, deep colour.”

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Make it last: “To keep lipstick and even gloss lasting as long as possible, fill in the colour by sketching the surface of your lips with the liner. If the pencil is dense enough, your can even use it alone to add colour.”

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  • Reply
    Karen Ali
    February 19, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Loved reading this Dave! Love the tip to go from the middle of lip to outer of lip! I always go from outer to inner! Good tip!

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    Jamie Johnson
    February 18, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I have a question. How in the heck do you get your lipstick from getting on your teeth? My signature lipstick is RED, and I don’t like looking like a vampire because i am CONSTANTLY having to wipe my teeth. I have tried a gazillion different brands, and I do all the tricks listed above and MORE! But how can I possibly keep my lipstick on my lips instead of as my dessert. Just because I love cherries, doesn’t mean I want to eat cherry lipstick.

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    Patricia Philbeck
    February 18, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    This is a great trick

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    Nicole Bertram
    February 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Great tip ,thanks a lot! ♥

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    Melissa Williams
    February 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I used to re_ apply more when I was younger. Now that I’m older, I do it less often! It is one of these things that just seems to get me! I love to see tips for longer lasting lip color! Thank you for sharing!

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    February 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Great tips about “How to get more from your lipstick”. I usually use MAC Prep + Prime Lip to start building my lips; however, I will also try the Shiseido lip protector. Thanks!!

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