There's a time and place for model-off-duty waves and вЂњI woke up like thisвЂќ makeup (read: most days). But a little change never hurt anyone-and what better way to add some edge to your tried-and-true look than with a bright pop of color? We enlisted the help of our resident makeup guru and celeb makeup artist, Lauren Andersen, to show us exactly how to get a perfect bold lip with staying power.В Check out the slideshowВ to find out how to create a bold lip in just five steps!
Step 1: Before
вЂњYour lips should be in good condition before you even start,вЂќ Andersen says. вЂњHydrated lips will keep your lips from cracking and keep the color in place.вЂќ She suggest that you use a humidifier during the colder months to protect your skin from chapping while you sleep.
Step 2: Moisturize
Andersen says she does her clients' lip color last in the makeup process, but always conditions them before she does anything else. вЂњI condition their lips; then I prep their skin,вЂќ she says. вЂњThis allows the conditioner to absorb into their lips.вЂќ After finishing the rest of their makeup, she wipes off any excess lip moisturizer and starts filling them in.
Step 3: Line Lips
вЂњLip liners are great,вЂќ Andersen says. вЂњI would suggest defining the lips first-I start toward the center, then trace outwards.вЂќВ
Step 4: Fill In Lips
Next, you can either take your lip liner, fill in the rest of your lips, and then apply a layer of lipstick on top, or skip straight to lipstick. вЂњThe more matte the texture, the longer it's going to last,вЂќ Andersen says. вЂњAll my lipsticks are chopped down and organized into palettes, so I have to use a brush, but I think applying directly from the tube is easy. Because of the way most lipsticks are shaped, you actually get a nice, crisp shape.вЂќ
Step 5: Blot
Take a tissue, and place it between your lips to blot the color and allow it to set. Then, apply another layer of lipstick.
Step 6: Clean Up
Clean up the edges of your lipstick by using a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover. Then, Andersen suggests using a flat concealer brush and tracing around your lip to perfect the line.
The Final Look
Now go show off your bright, feather-proof lip!