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Make your traditional lipstick last all day

June 04, 2018

Make your traditional lipstick last all day

Make your traditional lipstick last all day


Traditional lipstick is one of the most common beauty items you'll find in just about any girl's purse. Since the dawn of prehistoric times, humans have always had the need to distinguish themselves among others, using all kinds of facial paints to decorate themselves. Everyone from your mom, to your grandmother, to Marilyn Monroe has been in this situation: Your freshly applied lipstick looks fabulous. Then you take a bite of food or a sip of coffee and bam! That rich shade of red is now on your mug, burger, or worse yet, your teeth! Your poor lips are left with a faded hue that looks like a bad impostor of your original look. Is there nothing you can do to save yourself this slight embarrassment? Luckily, we have some tips. Follow them and we're sure your lips will be as striking and bold as they were when you first applied your favorite lipstick. One of the most important parts of this is a tissue. You'll see why....

  1. Exfoliate. Before application, make sure that your lips are clear of any dry, cracked skin. You can use a fancy lip exfoliator, but a washcloth works well in a pinch.
  2. Keep those lips from getting cracked and dry in the first place by applying a thin layer of moisturizing balm. Make sure that whatever you're using does not contain alcohol or any other drying agents. Use a tissue to blot away any exess balm.
  3. Utilize concealer. Do a quick pat of concealer or foundation all over and around your lips to give the lipstick something extra to adhere to, but be sure to use a very light hand. Blot with a tissue to remove any excess product.
  4. Grab your lip liner. Line the outer lips first, then work the liner towards the center of your lips. This provides a nice layer of color to which your lipstick can furtheer bind. If you chose a lighter or brighter color in the center, you can even create a gorgeous ombre lip! Blot again.
  5. Evenly apply the first layer of lipstick. You can swipe directly from the tube, und then use a short bristled fluffy brush to really work the color into your lips. Blot again. Twice!
  6. Take a fresh tissue, try to split apart the layers, so that you are left with an incredibly thin and sheer tissue, down to one ply. Hold it over your lips, and use a brush or powder puff dipped into translucent blotting/setting powder (this is important, because you don't want to dull the color) and lightly apply the powder through the tissue.
  7. Apply one last coat of lipstick. Blot if you prefer a truly matte or transfer proof finish, or leave as is. Voila! All day gorgeous lipstick!

This tried and true method should have your lips looking stunning throughout the day. Keep in mind that using a high quality, richly pigmented lipstick, such as Runway Rogue matte or satin finish lipsticks, is really important to get a true, rich deposit of color. If it seems like a lot to go through and you're super busy, you could consider switching to liquid lipstick, which is made to last all day with just one application and a few minutes of setting time. The downside of most long wear liquid lipstick formulas is the dryness, but not if you are using Runway Rogue's long wear liquid lipstick Pearl Glam. It comes in 6 gorgeous shimmer-matte shades that last up to 8h with one application and doesn't feel dry!

So whichever method strikes your fancy, Runway Rogue has the lippie for you! Because Life is Your Runway....

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If you are feeling sassy today, we recommend our Matte Finish Lipstick in Selfie, a vibrantly bright fuchsia that is so gorgeous, you will be taking your own #RRselfie, while turning heads all day!

If your sassiness craves a super sexy red lip, we recommend lining your lips with our Precision Lip Pencil in Cover Shoot then filling them in with our luscious Satin Finish Lipstick in Stilettos a bright scarlet red with coral undertones, that is so hot, you might just want to keep it on for a girls night out!

If you want to look really put together for your job interview, we recommend an understated, yet polished look, with our Matte Finish Lipstick in Head Over Heels, a rich earthy mauve that is so classy, that you are going to ace that one! And if you want to give it that little extra sizzle, top with our High Shine Lip Gloss in Chameleon for a stunning golden shimmer effect, that will have your future colleagues wondering why they always hire the gorgeous ones:)

Life is your Runway, so if you dress to impress for your next lunch meeting, we recommend our Matte Finish Lipstick in Casting Call a deep burgundy red, that looks super professional and gorgeous when paired with simple, understated eye makeup. To give it a little extra juiciness (or if you are meeting your honey after work) top it off with a swipe of our High Shine Lip Gloss in Runway Red which will instantly take your gorgeous pout from day to night.

If you are going out for some fun (pool party anyone?) we recommend lining and filling your entire lip with our Precision Lip Pencil in Chic a peachy pink perfection that is not only gorgeous, but also happens to be water resistant! Runway Rogue’s Lip pencils are so versatile, they can be used as just a liner, or to fill your entire lip, which won’t budge or smudge, even in the most margarita soaked conditions! To top it off with some super sexy shine, swipe a coat of High Shine Lip Gloss in Lookbook Lips on top, and you are the life of the party.

If to you having fun means not wanting to worry about your lipstick staying put, we have the solution for you. Simply line and fill your lips with any of Runway Rogue's gorgeous High Precision Lip Pencil shades for a wonderful matte lip finish that won’t budge.

Patricia’s pick: I love a beautiful red lip, so one of my favorite High Precision Lip Pencil shades is Sexy, which I think is such an incredible shade of red. I like to top it off with my High Shine Lip Gloss in Runway Red, to give it that extra glossy shine.

If you are like us, you love to play with makeup, which means endless combinations of layering Runway Rogue’s delectable lip products.

For a beautiful rosebud lip, we recommend Satin Finish Lipstick in Fashionista, a gorgeous dusty rose followed by a coat of High Shine Lip Gloss in Bride In Show, a delicate pink pearly shimmer) this combination will most certainly make you stop and smell the roses, while it will make everyone else stop in their tracks.

For a subtle peachy lip, we recommend Satin Finish Lipstick in Photo Op, a deliciously soft coral, followed by a coat of our High Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect Pout a super sheer red, which will give your lips that beautiful ‘just kissed’ look.

There are many ways to go natural, one of which is our best selling High Shine Lip Gloss in Supermodel the ultimate soft nude essential and considered part of every supermodels uniform. It is the one and only no-make-up-look, that looks a heck of a lot better than no makeup. Why do you think they are supermodels? You can see where we are going with this.

Another way to go really natural, is our High Shine Lip Gloss in Perfect Pout. We consider this our ‘I look like this when I get up in the morning’ shade. Yes, really. It is such a sheer red, that it looks like you have naturally rosy red lips. And since no one else will know, and we are not telling….Enough said.

If you want to have a little shimmer on your oh-so-natural pout, we recommend Runway Rogue’s High Shine Lip Gloss in Bride in Show a soft pearly pink confection that will steal the show, even if you are not the bride in it.

Whether you are a makeup addict in training or a total pro, you can always pull off a bold plum lip. For this we recommend our super sexy Matte Finish Lipstick in Afterparty  a deep midnight purple. Apply.blot.repeat. Gorgeous! Top it off with High Shine Lip Gloss in Purple Haze to add some serious sparkle and shine, and dance toward the brightest lights you can find!

Ready. Set. Selfie. Go for the bold by turning your lips into a hot pink work of art. We suggest you line and fill your lips with our deliciously bright pink Precision Lip Pencil in Haute Is Hot and topping it with a layer of our vibrantly bold fuchsia Matte Finish Lipstick in Selfie. No need for brightening filters with this one, promise.