Posts Tagged ‘red lip’

LIP SMACKING

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

Most guys that I’ve talked to say they hate when their girlfriends arrive on a date wearing red lipstick. Not that they don’t think we look pretty in it, but that they’ve had bad experiences with it ending up on their lips too! Or their collars! Luckily, lip stains have come a long way. These give head-turning color payoff unlike a conventional stain and absolutely will not budge. Let them dry for a few minutes then kiss a tissue and see there’s not a mark on it. Brilliant! Here’s how:

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TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Apply the stain all over the lip area. Work within the perimeter as it’s easier to go back and fill that part in with the brush as opposed to going back and erasing a stain that has gone outside of the line with a q-tip.
  2. Go back and perfect the edges by dipping the brush against the stain that is already on your lip area and tracing the outline.
  3. If there is a gloss that comes with the stain, apply it once the stain is completely dry.

 

RED LIPS REMASTERED

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

By now you’ve checked out my Best Red Lip Shade For Every Skin Tone Tutorial as well as my Making Red Lips Last Tutorial. Well, this delicious look gets its inspiration from shiny cherries, red apples and juicy pomegranates… and was spotted on the 2013 A/W Kenneth Cole runway. It’s a gorgeous twist on the standard red lip, brought to life with added dimensions and a glossy finish. Here’s how: (more…)

BEST RED LIP SHADES FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

photos: wire image + go runway, graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine

We’ve gotten so many requests for picking the right red lipstick that we had to try and help! All you need to do is find which skin tone you are closest to {find your row above}, then decide, in your opinion, which you like better: the orange-based red {warm red} in the left column or the blue/pink-based red {cool red} in the right column. I can’t sit here and tell you which one you should pick or give you a universal law {even though many magazines and beauty counter sales people might constrict you like that}, because honestly everyone can wear both, you just have to decide your mood that day: do you want everything to be in harmony, or do you want to make a statement? Here’s the breakdown: (more…)

LIPSTICK LONGEVITY

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

How could I not share with our TBD family my favorite trick for keeping clients’ lip colors on all night, long past the red carpet? Some steps may seem a little odd, but they’ve worked for me for years, so I confidently know that they’ll work for you too. Here’s all you have to do: (more…)