Posts Tagged ‘lip’

DIY MOISTURIZING MATTE LIP STAIN

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

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

I love a good lip stain. I especially love a longwear liquid lipstick. But if I had one small complaint, it would be that they’re all a little drying. But a lovely artist at the MAC store on Robertson Boulevard here in LA taught me this trick! If you add a drop of this specific essential oil to it, it will make it less drying without losing much of the sustainability! I was skeptical at first but he was right! Here’s how:

TOOLS:

  • A Matte Lip Stain or Longwear Lip Color — I used my favorite matte lip stain ($$) in Riot on Magali below and also loooove this one ($$$) and this one ($).
  • This Essential Oil — This one ($$) used above can be mixed not only with lip stains but with foundations, concealer, cream blush, liquid highlighters and any lip product. It’s my obsession these days on all of my girls. Be careful with other essential oils as they are all different and not all good for this purpose.
  • Your Favorite Lip Brush — I prefer a square-tip lip brush ($$) but you can use whatever you love the best.
  • A Blending Station ($$)

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STEPS:

  1. Press the lip wand against the blending station to release the product. You can also do this in the palm of your hand if you need to. Repeat two more times so you have a good amount.
  2. Add one drop of the essential oil.
  3. Mix the two together with the lip brush.
  4. Start filling in the upper lip.
  5. Continue filling in the entire lip area.

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A LIP LINER STUDY

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

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

By now you know after four years of my makeup tutorials, I LIVE for a good experiment. I’ve always wondered how much of a difference there is if you line the lips first then apply lipstick or apply lipstick first then apply lip liner. Am I the only one? Maybe LOL! But I had to shoot the experiment to see for myself. Here are my findings albeit subtle:

TOOLS:

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(ABOVE) LINER BEFORE LIPSTICK:

  1. First line the perimeter of your lip area with the pencil.
  2. Then fill in the inside area with the lipstick.

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(ABOVE) LIPSTICK BEFORE LINER:

  1. This is the exact reverse. First apply the lipstick over your entire lip area as you typically would.
  2. Now go back over the perimeter with the lip pencil.

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So which look do you like better? It seems that lining it after leads to the tendency to go a little exaggerated and slightly above the natural lip line. But looking at them side by side, not so much. Applying the liner first is much cleaner because the line is mostly blended away, while applying it second is more dramatic. Would love to hear your thoughts below!

STAY-PUT LIP STAIN

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

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

I’ve received so many questions about how I created How to Get Away With Murder’s Karla Souza‘s bright red lip stain on Saturday night that I had to recreate it again for you! When I send my girls out on a red carpet followed by a party, I try to send them with the lipstick in their clutch, but I feel more at ease when I know I did this triple threat method. Because it will. not. move! Period. So this is exactly what I did for Karla, then I went out to dinner with my friends and never worried about it for a second (which took years and a lot of practice for me to get that confident!).

TOOLS:

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LIP LINER:

  1. Line the upper lip perimeter with the lip pencil.
  2. Line the bottom lip perimeter.
  3. Fill in the entire lip area.

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LONGWEAR LIPSTICK:

  1. Go over the lip area with the longwear lipstick. This one is ultra-moisturizing for a longwear formula and won’t move.

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LIQUID LIP STAIN:

  1. Lastly, go over the lip liner and longwear lipstick with the liquid lip stain. Wait a minute before you drink or kiss anyone!

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Yes you can do just one of the three products, or two of them, but if you do all three, you will drive home that night and when you go to wash your face, your lips should look as great as they did when you left for the party!

MAKEUP TEST

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

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

I love experimenting with makeup probably more than anything. And I’ve noticed that one day I’ll layer two lip colors on a client then the next day I’ll pre-mix two colors… all depending on my mood. But I was curious how different the end results are, if at all; hence this experiment! One model, two lip colors either mixed together or layered on top of each other, same lighting, same skin tone. I think I covered all the possible variables! Here’s what I found:

TOOLS:

It’s easiest to do this experiment with liquid lipsticks, lip stains or lip glosses, but you can certainly use two classic lipsticks. You’ll just have to slice off a sliver of each to do the pre-mix version.

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MIXED:

  1. Squeeze a pea size of the darker shade onto a palette, your countertop or the palm of your hand.
  2. Add the same proportion of the lighter shade (to keep the experiment as fair as possible).
  3. Mix the two together by swirling the solution with a lip brush or spatula.
  4. Apply the new solution all over the lip area with the brush.

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LAYERED:

  1. Apply the darker shade straight from the tube with the applicator wand.
  2. Continue covering the entire lip area.
  3. Now add a layer of the lighter color on top. In this case I used a lip brush.

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I have a strong feeling I know what your votes are going to be… but humor me please and vote below! And for those of you that are fashion obsessed, this is the printed silk dress that you can only see a peek of on Penelope above but I’m so obsessed with it, I wore it on Good Morning America a week ago with Lauren Conrad!