One Lipstick, Three Ways

one lipstick three ways, how to get more use out of your same lipstick tube

Usually it’s, one dress, three ways, one blazer three ways. But when do you ever see one lipstick three ways? Well today you do! If you remember WAY back in April I headed to Dallas with the Mary Kay team to learn some really great beauty tricks and I thought I’d finally share some of them! One of the best things that came out of that Mary Kay trip was finding the best red lipstick ever. It’s easy to remember too, it’s called RED. #duh

I love this lipstick so much that I had a serious melt down when I went to go look for it one day and couldn’t find it ANYWHERE. I rarely if ever lose things so I was really besides myself when I couldn’t find it. I checked every single purse I own, all my drawers, my car, everywhere. I was so devastated I couldn’t find it that I tweeted about it to the world, and guess who emailed me within 30 minutes? Mary Kay. Talk about a seriously awesome company. 

So here’s my one lipstick three ways. This is great for when you’re traveling so you only have to pack one lipstick and have it work for day or night. All you need is your go to lipstick (mine is clearly Mary Kay Red) a matching liner (I’m using this one from Mary Kay in plum) a fluffy brush and a lipstick brush. Now let’s get started with look one!

Look One – Using your fluffy brush, dab the brush on the lipstick and apply to your lips. This is a great way to get light coverage for such a saturated and highly pigmented lipstick. Use this technique for your darker shades that you may not be sure you’re ready to rock just yet (like all those merlot’s and wine colored wines I’m too scared to wear but can’t get rid of). It’s also a great way to wear those darker shades during the daytime and reapply with the tube for night and a more dramatic look.


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Look Two – This is probably the best way to apply your lipstick, with a lip brush. I NEVER do this, but it’s again, a great option to get a different level of saturation. This is probably the perfect 75% saturation of how the lipstick really looks when it’s applied directly from the tube. Applying with a lip brush is also great to ensure you get the perfect line. You can even emphasize the outline of your lips to give it a lipliner look.

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Look Three – The full monty. Lipliner and lipstick, going all in. I like to line my lips and then fill them in a bit with the liner. It helps to hold the lipstick in place even longer. Applying the lipstick directly to your lip from the tube will give a high gloss shine and super saturated color. If you’re using a matte lipstick (I love this one from D&G) you can add a gloss to give it some shine and then you’ve got one lipstick four ways. #BOOM.

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photos by JNelly 

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    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Obvi the full, deep color way is my favorite!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

    Alyssa

    Love this! Shows how versatile a lipstick is!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

      Jessica

      So glad you like it!

    Sarah

    I love how versatile that lipstick is! Seems like it would be great for any occasion.

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.everydaywithsarah.com

      Jessica

      ALL of your lipsticks can be this versatile! It’s all about application.

    thewaytomyhart

    Love the full monty look on you. You should definitely rock a bold lip more, you look stunning!

    Jessica xo
    the way to my Hart

      Jessica

      Thanks so much!

    Taylor- Lights Camera Catwalk

    Never knew that little brush tip- so good! I have to say I like the last look the best.

    Xx Taylor
    http://www.lightscameracatwalk.com

    carly

    Cool post! It never occurred to me to apply lipstick differently to get different effects, but it certainly makes it way more versatile
    Dresses & Denim

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    SO jealous of your skin..

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

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