Valentine’s Day is just a couple days away and you might have a date coming up with a very special somebody. You’ve planned your outfit, visualized your hairstyle, and replayed your romantic night over and over again in your head. Everything should go perfect and according to plan. But there might be one beauty blunder you’re a little unprepared for…how to keep your lips colorful (and kissable) throughout the night. To help you perfect your pout, here is a step-by-step guide for kissable lips. Check it out below, and get ready to pucker up…
Step 1: Exfoliate & Moisturize
First, you will need to use a lip scrub to exfoliate any dead skin and smooth out the surface of your lips. You can also gently use a wet toothbrush across your lips. This will leave your pout ready for a rich lip balm, which we get to next. Keep your lips smooth and hydrated by applying a good balm every night before you go to bed for a week leading up to your date.
Step 2: Line
Once your lips are fully exfoliated and moisturized, you will need to add definition and shape with a lip liner that matches the hue of your lipstick. This will also help prevent feathering later on—meaning your lipstick won’t run outside of the lines.
Step 3: Tint
Now it’s time to fill it all in with color. Choose a tint that’s a pretty close match to the color of your lipstick. A lip tint will essentially “stain” your lips, so even if you are eating and drinking throughout the night, there will be some color on your lips at all times. Tints also work really well after your lips are exfoliated, so don’t forget step 1!
Step 4: Lipstick
After your lips are prepped, lined, and tinted, go ahead and apply your lipstick color. Just continue to make sure that you are using uniform shades through the process so that you aren’t getting a mixed, mucky hue.
Step 5: Seal
Your last step for getting smooch-certified lips is sealing the deal. After you have applied your lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips and lightly dust translucent powder over the tissue with a powder brush. The powder will ever so lightly fall on your lips through the tissue, and it will set your lip color the same way it sets your makeup when you use it on your face.
If you would to add more plump to your lips, try our new Kissable Lip Treatment ($35) which uses microcurrent and ultrasound technology. Available as an add on with any facial to help you get super gorgeous for your date!