Bold red lipstick and the holidays go together like sugar and spice and everything nice, but keeping the colour on your lips instead of your teeth (or your wineglass!) is no simple task. We tapped Toronto-based makeup artist Cia Mandarello for her anti-feathering tips and she says that the secret to banishing bleeding lipstick or feathering is creating a proper foundation for the lipstick. Here, three easy steps for preventing unsightly lipstick feathering all holiday season long.
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Step 1: Exfoliate
“First, prep your lips with an exfoliator to eliminate any dry skin, which lipstick can snag on or feather from,” she says.
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Step 2: Clear liner
Next, using a clear liner, line the outer edge of your lip. “Clear lipliners are made from a waxy substance that keeps your lipstick on without it feathering,” Mandarello says.
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Step 3: Apply
Then apply your lipstick and enjoy fade-free colour that will remain in place all night long.