Alright, I'm going to be totally honest and say there was not enough summer last season. Now that I got that out into the open let's talk beauty (my happy place). Did I mention I've been taking a few classes a la YouTube to help improve my blending (and justify a few new fall purchases).
I haven't had a great fall lip color since forever so I was in the market for a new moody berry luckily I was invited to test out Bobbi's Brown limited edition lipcolor trio. The three different shades are universally flattering so they'll make a great gift for a friend or yourself. You can find the trio at your local Neiman Marcus (click here for the store locator) or online.
Along with learning how to blend (did you know it takes Kim Kardashian four hours to blend), I also picked up a few tips for long lasting lip color:
- Before anything, brush your lips to get rid of any dead skin. It'll help your lips look smoother. I use a soft bristle toothbrush and after brushing wipe away flaky dry skin with a moist towel.
- Next, I apply a lip balm that's not too overwhelming and apply a thin layer to keep my lips moisturized. A great one that I love is from Fresh (also at NM). Keeping your lips moisturized will give you a smooth application.
- To get my lip color to stay put all day I line my lips and then fill them in with a lip liner. I use a clear liner but using the same color as your lips is another choice.
- Now the fun part! Apply your lipstick. I like to start in the center and work my way out. After applying blot your lips.
You can find all these everything you need for your lip (and create a kit so to speak) at Neiman Marcus' beauty section or shop them below:
Are there any tips or tricks on how you apply your lipcolor? Share them in the comments below!
This post was created in collaboration with Neiman Marcus and ShopStyle Collective. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!
Photos by Victor Cerejo.