Sometimes a girl just wants to be bad. She wants to look tough and demand respect while still being kind and caring with those in your life. Like Rihanna, who can wear just about any style there is, your bad girl should shine bright like a diamond when you’re feeling fearless and want to rock a rich hued lip. My latest video tutorial channels that inner bad girl with a strong cat eye, heavy contouring and a deep berry lip. Watch the video below to find out how to recreate this look, and continue reading for more tips on how to prime your lips for a night of long-lasting, immaculate wear.
It can be hard to appear like a fearless bad girl if your lip color smears or works its way into cracks in your lips. In order to prep your lips and make sure that you really do only need to apply balm before lip color application, try a few of these tips in advance.
Exfoliate - Slough off the winter weather and signs of chapped lips by lightly exfoliating your pout twice a week. You don’t need to apply much pressure or buy any specific products to smooth your lips surface, simply combine a small amount of brown sugar with olive oil and rub gently over your lips. Wipe off and your lips will be ready for lip balm.
Deep Condition - While you may apply chapstick daily, you can go one step further during the night time. Apply a thick balm in the evenings like Vaseline or Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Overnight the balm will penetrate your lips and work its magic so you can start your morning with a supple lipstick ready kisser.
Moisturize - Before you apply lipstick prep your lips with a coat of lip balm. I used em Pillow Plush Cushiony Lip Balm in Berries to nourish my lips and give them a slightly stained color that would enhance my lipstick once applied. You can also try a balm or treatment in stick form if you prefer not to get product on your hands – Caudale Lip Conditioner contains no parabens or sulfates, is loaded with antioxidants and smells sweet. Don’t forget to remove the balm before you begin applying lip color to allow the product to grip to your lips for long-lasting wear.
How do you keep your lips healthy and lipstick ready?