Keep Your Lipstick in Place, Lessons from A Pro

Since it's summer I've been sticking with wearing glosses or occasionally swiping a bright reddish-coral shade onto my pout, but it seems celebs are sticking with classic reds.  Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana and Taylor Swift are a few who can't get enough of the hue.  No matter what shade you're rocking, make sure it stays in place as the temps rise. Backstage during fashion week in February I spoke with Kabuki, the lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, and got an awesome tip on how to prevent your lip color from bleeding.

To create the lip look, first use liner to define the outer shape and apply lip balm only to the center of your lips.  This prevents your color from spreading.

Then, take a single tissue (I like to use Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong), touch it to your lip and put loose powder through it to set the pencil without changing the color.

Finally, apply your pigment in the center of the lip and thin it out as you get closer to the outer corner.

*This post is sponsored by Puffs, but all of my thoughts and actions are true.