Posts Tagged ‘lipstick’

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!

WEEKEND MAKEUP INSPIRATION

TUTORIAL BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

It’s the last weekend of Summer and this is the perfect way to bring in the Fall drama while still showing off your inner bronzed goddess. It was such a pleasure doing Ashley Benson’s makeup for iHeartRadio’s Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday night and have had so many requests on what I used to create her look, that I set everything out for you here and will walk you through each feature, with the smoked shadow wing being the big focus.

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EYE:

  • I started with the eye because I knew there would be shadow fallout on her cheeks below that I could simply wipe away before applying foundation. I used L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow (on sale!) in Eternal Black because it is incredibly dramatic and has just the right amount of shimmer sparkle.
  • I left the bottom lashline bare with NO eyeliner or eyeshadow.
  • I applied three coats of Bliss Lookin’ Sharp Mascara for extreme definition and volume.

FACE:

CHEEK:

  • I contoured the hollows of her cheeks with the bronzer shade of Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow then applied it along her forehead, nose and jawline. I applied the highlighter shade just abover her cheekbones and above her brows.
  • I applied Stila Convertible Color in Camellia directly on the cheekbones with my fingers.

LIP: