Post # 1
I have my work christmas party on Friday. We are going for dinner in a restaurant central London which later turns into a club.
I’m wearing a black dress and I wanted to wear red lipstick. However, I am a little inexperienced with red lipstick.
I don’t really like the idea of changing my look so dramatically (ie going from no lip to red lips) after the meal. But will it all rub off if I apply it at the start of the night? I will be lining my lips with pencil first and topping the lipstick with a sealant called Lipcote (I don’t know if you get that in the U.S). It is a MAC lipstick- I don’t know if that makes any difference!
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
MAC Ruby Woo
Kat Von D everlasting love liquid lipstick in Outlaw
Sephora lip stain (forget the name but it’s a red color)
*all of these will last you through the night. I suggest you find one that looks good with your undertone.
Post # 4
@linnylou_88: When it comes to lipstick I’ve had the best results when I line and fully color my lips with lip liner first, then I use a lip brush to put the lipstick on. I blot and use a translucent powder on my lips to set the color. Then I do another coat of lipstick, blot, and a final dust of powder to set again. I’ve gotten all-night wear (with eating and drinking) when I do that. If it matters, I used Make Up For Ever liner and lipstick with their translucent face powder, but I’m sure MAC will work great as well.
The best all day wear lip color I’ve ever used is actually MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Color. It’s got the color on one end of the tube and then a clear gloss at the other. Using only that (no liner or anything) I’ve rarely had to reapply, it lasts all day, and doesn’t dry out my lips. It seriously doesn’t come off unless you use makeup remover! I work 15 hour shifts at my job so that’s been my go-to red lip.
Post # 5
When I wear red I use a lip liner to colour in my whole lipand then put the lipstick on top. I get some wear in the center of the lip that I just touch up after dinner. I’ve never done the powder on the lipstick trick before but some people say it helps set the lipstick to keep it from transferring.
Post # 6
Just stick your lip color in your purse so you can touch up throughout the night. I’ve found that no matter what, eating a meal usually takes off some of the color.
Post # 7
Duh I totally misread the OP. I agree with completely lining your lips and filling them in first. It helps with longevity. You will need to reapply if the lipstick isn’t matte.
Post # 8
I use lipcote too! It works really well. Generally it will keep lipstick on during eating and drinking, but if you’re eating something that will be touching your lips a lot (like a bread roll, as opposed to something you eat on a fork) I’d take the lipstick just to touch up the middle of your lips.
I can go out and eat dinner and have a couple of drinks and my lipstick will stay on fine when I use lipcote.
Post # 9
@Saria213: +1 this is what my MUA friend told me too! It’s amazing!
Post # 10
I’m a frequent red lipstick wear-er! My go-to is Smashbox Infrared, a matte red, so I think it stays on longer. I put on lipliner before I apply it at home, and bring only the lipstick with me and reapply after I eat–it usually stays on but gets a little blotchy, so it needs to be touched up.
I also try to be careful to only lightly blot my lips on my napkin and not wipe them to avoid a lipstick massacre (this is probably common sense and also, hello manners, but I am definitely more aware of it when I am wearing red lipstick and attempting to not smear it across my face while wiping pasta sauce off my lip).
Post # 11
I love Reds! Don’t go to dinner without anything & then red afterwards – it will be odd. Line your lips with a lite taupe (not red or pink) then you can use a lip stain for dinner or light coat of the red & blott it – so it looks like a stain. I wouldn’t put the seal coat on before dinner.Before you hit the club do a touch up of liner if needed and hit the red hard! Have a great night!!!