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:

STEP ONE: Apply lipstick or matte lip pencil over the entire lip area. My favorites are Bite Beauty High-Pigment Pencils {she’s wearing Poppy above} and Tarte Matte Natural Lip Stains (Fiery is also an amazing matte red} because they’re formulated like matte lipsticks but with easier precision. Don’t fill in your entire lip with a kohl lip liner pencil as it’s too drying and not attractive.

STEP TWO: Blot with a tissue by folding it in half, opening your mouth, placing it in between your upper and lower lips then pressing down.

STEP THREE: Load up an eyeshadow blending brush with loose or pressed powder {translucent works best and if you want to invest in the most finely milled powder that feels like silk, this one is my favorite}. Then powder your entire lip area by pressing and swirling the brush across your lips until they are totally mattified.

STEP FOUR: Apply another layer of lipstick. Using a lip brush helps with precision; I actually dipped the lip brush into the side of the high pigment pencil.

REPEAT STEPS 2-4 and it should last all night. Also, I think you’ll really love the 1940’s look of wearing a “done up” lip but email us and let us know!