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Putting the ‘stick’ in Lipstick

It’s early morning. You are getting ready to leave home. The last thing you apply, is lipstick.

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It’s teatime. You have your cup of whatever tickles your fancy. Look in the mirror. Lipstick still there, but faded.

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Lunchtime. Lipstick went home …

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Sounds familiar?

Now I am not a beautician, nor an expert. This is just what I do to ‘Put the ‘stick’ in lipstick.

Step 1:

Apply lip-ice. Cracked lips are not attractive. Full stop.

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Step 2:

Apply foundation over lips. At this point I will ‘dab’ excess lip-ice off, otherwise my lipstick WILL ‘run’. The foundation sets the lip liner – making it last longer.

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Step 3:

Use lip liner. Always. Why? It will prevent your lipstick from ‘bleeding’.

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And over your whole lip, not just the outline – colour it in like you are back in Grade 1! Why? When your lipstick starts to fade, and it will, you won’t look like this.

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Not a good look, not even in the early 2000’s when women thought it was ‘just it’. Colour the whole lip. Please!

Step 4:

Now you apply your lipstick. One even coat should do. Most days however I do at least two – why? Because I like to create my own colours by mixing more than one.

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You can finish off with a lip gloss – but this will definitely be one of the reasons your lipstick does not last the whole day.

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And there you have it – my 4 steps to lipstick that lasts the whole day.

Please let me know what you do …

Trudie

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