In this day and age, lipstick is far too much trouble for people to bother with it on a regular basis. Even so, it's fun to wear every once in a while or on special occasions, particularly a bright and saturated shade. Ladies (and gentlemen), I have found the secret of long lasting lipstick (from the lady at the cosmetics counter)! Here is what you will need:
1. A tube of red lipstick. I used the very popular Russian Red by MAC. It's a good colour because it is flattering on many different skin tones and is a true red.
2. A red lip liner. I used Brick by MAC.
3. A lipstick brush
4. Baby powder
5. Kleenex for blotting
6. Petroleum jelly, which is one of the best moisturisers, or your favourite lip balm
The process, goes thusly: First you need to properly exfoliate your lips. There are many different ways to do this. For example you could simply rub your lips with a damp toothbrush. After that, apply the lip balm so that your lips are very moisturised. Wait until it sinks into your lips, but don't wait until your lips are dry all over again! The goal here is to have moisturised lips that aren't slippery with lip balm. The lip colour must stick to your lip. Begin by filling in your ENTIRE lip using the sharpened lip pencil. This prevents bleeding and helps the lipstick adhere to your lip for a longer period of time. It also defines the edges of your lip. Refrain from trying to make your lips appear fuller by colouring outside the lines; it will look obvious.