Friday, March 18, 2011

Hot-Lips How-To: Wearing the Bright Lip

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Red lips spell glamour, but wayward lipstick does not.

You will need some products for the bright summer lip. I recommend the Rodan + Fields Lip Microdermabrasion Stick, $16. You will need two retractable lip brushes–Nars makes great ones for $26…one will hold your red lipstick, the other will hold a good opaque concealer for touch ups; I love and endorse Laura Mercier’s Lip Silk for nighttime hydration.

My greatest weapons against sloppy lipstick are the Nars eyeshadow base (I use it around the entire lipline as my lip primer); and LipChic sealant, worn on top, which truly helps the longevity of the application.

Finally, be prepared to touch up with mini-mini- swabs from Alcone and your retractable concealer brush. Run the concealer around the outer edges of your lips to keep a nice sharp line. And remember bright lipsticks, especially reds, require maintenance so keep a mirror in your purse and be prepared to use it!

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