Monday, December 19, 2011

Party-Perfect Lips

I love the look of lipstick, but hate how it smudges and fades. And, if it's a long-lasting formula, it's dull. Martha Stewart offers a few tips to help you get shiny, smudge-proof lips.

To keep lipstick from smudging, cover your lips with a clear pencil or primer, and emphasize the edges to create a barrier. Use a matte lipstick - it's less likely to smudge than a glossy formula. Apply your lipstick with a brush to control exactly where the color is applied.

To make lips shine after applying lipstick, gently blot the lipstick with a tissue. This will pull some of the oils out of the formula and leave a stickier surface to apply gloss to. Avoid licking your lips before applying gloss.

See all of Martha's lip tips here.

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