- Lip scrub
- Lip balm
- Nude lip liner
- Your favorite lipstick
- Translucent powder
- Polish your pout. For a long-lasting lipstick application, first remove flaky skin to create a smooth base. We love Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, but gently scrubbing with a warm washcloth or soft toothbrush will also give you the exfoliation you need.
- Soften the lips. Seal in the softness of your freshly polished lips with a hydrating lip balm. Allow the product to sink in for a few minutes before moving on to the next step.
- Fill it all in. Line and fill in the entire lip with a pencil to create a base for the lipstick to cling to. Choose a shade that’s close to your natural coloring to avoid any visible contrast between your liner and lipstick.
Expert Tip: If you’re going for something darker, makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar recommends first applying a long-lasting lip stain. Then fill in your lips with a pencil that is the same shade as the lipstick to create more intense color.
- Apply. Blot. Repeat. Two layers of color deliver twice the staying power. Apply your first coat, blot with a tissue, and apply again.
- Seal the deal. A light dusting of translucent powder will set the color in place so you can be on your way (feel free to leave your lipstick at home).
Quick Tip: In a pinch, you can skip steps 1-3. Just apply, blot, repeat and powder.What We Used