There are certain occasions that call for a statement-making look. When you want to stand out from the crowd, it’s all about choosing long-lasting products. Want to rock a standout pout? Choose a long-lasting lipstick (such as a liquid lipstick)—and brush up on your application technique to help ensure your lip look stays put. Here, learn how to prep your lips and apply lipstick to help it stay in place.
How to Prep Your Lips for Long-Lasting Lipstick
Summer is full of BBQ cookouts and bottomless margs—so if you’re going to apply lipstick, it’s a good idea to put in a little prep work first. Before layering on any lipstick, use a lip scrub to help exfoliate away dead skin cells that have built up on the surface of your lips. Then, follow up with a lip primer to help create a smooth base for your lipstick application. Now go ahead and choose one of the three pretty looks below!
3 Ways to Style Your Lips
After you’re done prepping your put, it’s time to apply your color. The following three lip looks are totally on-trend right now.
Lip look #1: the perfect matte nude pout. Take one scroll through your social media feeds and it’ll become clear to see that monochrome matte lip looks are still killing the beauty game. No complaints here— this look is especially easy to create. All you have to do is follow up your prep routine with a layer of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in the nude shade of your choice and voila!
Lip look #2: magically metallic lips. Metallic lipstick is super-popular at the moment. If you want to show off allover metallic color, simply fill your lips in with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic shade of your choice from corner to corner. If you’d like a more multi-dimensional look, start off by filling your lips in with a L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick before dabbing one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic in the center of your bottom lip and along your cupid’s bow to automatically draw all attention front and center for a lip look that pops.
Lip look #3: Ombré pucker. Ombré lips are simply one-of-a-kind. To create the look, start by lining your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte-ing Call. Follow it up by filling your lips in with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-cadamia, focusing the heaviest application at the center of your lips. Top it off by adding dimension to the outer corners of your lips with a darker lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-itude. Use a lip brush to blend the colors together for a gradient finish.
No matter which look you choose, help your lips really pop with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit. Apply a little bit of a concealer shade that’s lighter than your skin tone above your lip to help accent your cupid’s bow, followed by a touch of a darker contouring color just below your bottom lip to help create the illusion of a more pillow-y pout. Finish everything off with a spritz of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray.
How to Remove Your Long-Lasting Lip Look
Remove your liquid lipstick and other makeup at the end of the day with micellar water or makeup removing towelettes. Try the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof for All Skin Types the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes. Neither require rinsing so you can easily remove your makeup in one step!
For more makeup inspiration, here are tutorials for three full face long-lasting makeup looks.