1. Where can I find a dark red matte lipstick for a reasonable price that will last all day long? – Kgaugelo Meso
In terms of lipsticks, I haven’t found one that lasts all day. Some of them claim 14 hours, and these leave a stain but they don’t last all day and can dry out your lips. I personally love MAC Ruby Woo and Russian Red for a matte lip, but if you have a dark lipstick you love you can create your own matte lip. Firstly you need to exfoliate your lips to make sure there is no excess dry skin, then apply a lip balm that isn’t shiny. Apply a lip liner to trace the outline of the lips and to ensure your lipstick doesn’t bleed. Then apply two to three layers of the lipstick and in between each layer, take a tissue and press lips down on it, and then reapply the colour. When you have done your third layer, apply translucent finishing powder with your fingers to set your lipstick and create a matte lip.
2. How can I make lipstick last longer? – Sandra Phoma
If you want your lipstick to last longer, the key is prepping your lips first. Exfoliation is one of the most important steps. A lot of the time our lips are dry so you need to get rid of the dead skin and smooth out the lips. Either invest in a lip exfoliator, or create one yourself using olive oil and sugar. Make sure lips are hydrated by applying a lip balm like Carmex before applying your lipstick. You can opt for a long wearing lipstick – there are a few budget options out there. However, you can create it yourself by applying a translucent finishing powder to lips that have been coated with two to three layers of colour. Take a tissue in between each lip application and press lips onto paper, then reapply. This will make sure your lipstick is really set. The powder can be applied with your fingertips or with a brush.
3. What is the best color lipgloss for dark skin? – Jeanette Ndala
The best lipgloss colours for dark skins are shades like fuchsia pink, bright and deep red, plum, berry, purples, darker nudes and corals. Girls with dark skin can get away with bright colours and darker shades. Stay away from shades like frosty pinks.
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