Monday, February 13, 2017

Kiss & (can't) Tell!

Happy Valentine's Day from Red's Shoe Diaries!
Lipstick Print Dress (Bernie Dexter); Cardigan (ModCloth); Shoes (Isabel Toledo for PayLess).
Whether you're locking lips in the back seat of your Lyft on the way home from a romantic rendezvous or simply kissing your kiddos goodbye as they head off for school, the last thing you want to do is leave telltale lipstick tattoos on foreheads, collars, and anywhere else you might imagine... like your wineglass. I'm talking about your wineglass.
Sunglasses (Kate Spade); Pendant is a custom Red's Shoe Diaries' design.
I love a red lip, but I loathe leaving traces of lipstick on ANYTHING (including Diet Coke cans and the dog... yes, I kiss my dog). I also hate reapplying during the day. I want to put it on in the morning and forget about it until I wash my face before bed. Thankfully, I've developed my own little formula for lips that last, and so many friends have asked how my lipstick looks the same at the end of the day as it does in the morning that I'd thought I'd share my secrets here.
It's a four step process, which sounds like a lot, but it's really pretty simple. What's more, the products are inexpensive and readily found at your local drug store or Ulta. And, like I said, I do it once in the morning and almost NEVER touch up.
That's it. You're done. Lips that last. And last. And last.

Lipstick Purse (Amazon)
When I follow the above process, I know I can eat, drink, and even kiss with abandon. But, a few caveats...if you're a serial "lip licker," your results may differ. You'll also lose your color more quickly when you eat particularly oily or greasy foods. Finally, this process will result in a fairly "matte" finish, so if you're a gloss girl, it's probably not for you. Though in my experience, gloss girls like to reapply throughout the day anyway - to each their own! 
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!
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  1. Love that dress!Grogeous vibrant post - and you, Jody. xx

  2. Woops - didn't mean to imply too much imbibing ("Grog" instead of Gorgeous) :)