Thursday, 26 April 2012

How to get Red Lips that Last All Night Long!

A couple of weeks ago I did a step by step on how to get summer ready feet and your response was all pretty good. So I decided today to give you a step by step on how to get a really long lasting red lip. I wore this for about 7 hours after filming and there was fading, but my lips were still definitely red and even! You can watch the video at the bottom of the post - which shows a step by step of what I did. Hope you enjoy the post :) 

Step One - Stain! 
Using a stain on some well moisturized lips first, sets a colour base into the lips. The one I chose to use was a GOSH Long Lasting Lip Marker in Red. NYC and 17 do some nice ones too, but I don't find them to be as long lasting! But your going to need more than just this for your lips to last all night... 

Step Two - Liner!
I'm sure I'm not the only one guilty of not wearing lip liner that often. But actually it's a nifty little product to add another layer of colour - therefor increasing the wear time. I only actually own a couple of lip liners, both Barry M! So the one I chose to use was Red! Very inventive names so far! It is quite a dry pencil - but that helps with the staying power - I applied it all over the lip! 

Step Three - War Paint! 
Here it's really upto you what you choose to use - your favourite red lippie? But matte lipsticks generally last longer and the Sleek Pout Paint definitely has a longer wear to it! And quite handily they sell a straight up pigmented red - Pin-Up. They also sell other shades which you can mix in, to get your perfect red. I just used it on it's own though. After applying I blotted and reapplied, again to get more layers for better lasting power. 

Step Four - Sealing! 
Of the lips, we're not going on a wildlife trip, sorry! The ELF Make-Up Lock & Seal, is my sealant product of choice, I do find it works better over a lipstick as apposed to the Sleek Pout Paint. So this one is more of an optional step. But if you chose to use it, you'll only need a drop or two on a small concealer brush. Then pat (not blend) it on, as to remove a minimal amount of colour with the brush. 

And that rounds of my little step-by-step guide. Please check out the video, for the brushes I used and how I actually applied them, but of course you don't have to if you don't want to! But remember this method would easily work for a pink lip as well for any other colour really that you want to last a long time!

 But anyway thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it and hope you found it helpful, H :)        


  1. I love the Sleek Pout Paints, they are fantastic and last so long on me! I hadn't thought to apply them over a lip stain though - what a great idea!

    1. The Pout Paints are awesome aren't they! The combo is seriously long lasting! I wore it again yesterday afternoon/evening and didn't even reapply!

  2. You are SO lovely and wear red well.

  3. Fab tips Hannah!! Applying a layer of translucent powder in between lipstick layers and after blotting also helps hold down the colour for longer, have u tried it? x

    1. Do know what, I don't actually own any translucent powder! Might have to get a cheap one and give it a go! I do the blotting though, works a treat!


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