MUSIC FESTIVAL LIP STAIN

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Every year I try to tell you that an orange lip is not only totally wearable, but it’s a must at music festivals! Why you ask? Because it adds a bit of sophistication to the bohemian cutoffs, gladiator sandals, fringe and aviator shades in a way that is bold and gorgeous (and still complementary). So today, I’m breaking it down for you in a protocol that will last all day & night and never lose a kilowatt of brightness. Here’s how: 

TOOLS:

  • A Coral Lip Pencil — I used MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Pencil in Coral on our model Skye above because it’s waterproof which is great for any… well, let’s just say, music festival behavior!
  • A Coral Lip Stain — I used Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Suedeberry because it’s truly one of a kind. It’s a stain but not thin or see-through like a stain. It looks like its name: a liquid lipstick that doesn’t move or kiss off. I used it on Emmy Rossum on the red carpet last year and she didn’t have to re-apply it once throughout the night.
  • An Orange Opaque Pigment — I used MAC Lipmix in Orange because it too is one of a kind! It’s a brightly-pigmented matte cream that is a real showstopper. It’s not a stain so it will kiss off, but it lasts a long time like a stain.

STEPS:

  1. Start by lining the lip with the pencil. I always think it’s easiest to start at the cupid’s bow, drawing an “M” like a bow, then lining the bottom lip as well.
  2. Fill in the entire lip area with the stain. You can use the applicator wand or for more precision, use a lip brush. Use a pointed Q-tip or your finger to fix any edges before it dries.
  3. You can certainly leave it at that stage for a gorgeous coral. But if you really want to turn heads, add the pigment cream with a lip brush.

Pair it with a navy liner and peach cheek (revisit the tutorial here) and make lots of memories!

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