Kiss proof your makeup for unlimited smooching

The notebook kiss

It’s the month of love! Whether you are taken or single, most of us can expect to do a bit of smooching! This doesn’t mean your beauty look should suffer. How many times have you given up that sexy red lip to avoid a makeup-mishap 'just in case' you do end the night with a kiss ... or two?

Follow these tried-and-tested tips and tricks for kiss proof lips that will stay all night so that you can seduce him with a colourful pout!

Lipstick should have layers

Layering is the key to making a lip product last! Line and fill your lips with a lip liner, then apply your first coat of lipstick. Blot your lips on a tissue a few times and leave your lips to air for a second before applying another coat on top.

A matte formula does the trick

Lipstick with a matte formula will last longer than a glossy or creamy type as it sticks to your lips rather than just sit on top of them. You can mattify any of your lipsticks by taking a thin layer of a tissue and placing it over your mouth then dusting your lips with a fluffy makeup brush and a translucent setting powder.

Liquid lipsticks last

Liquid lipstick is a long-lasting bright lip saviour, it contains the pigment of a lipstick but applies like a gloss and feels comfortable on the lips. Liquid lipsticks provide an opaque and vivid colour but the formula can be slightly drying and often hard to remove.

Lip liner, stick and gloss

1. Tarte, Amazonian Clay Universal Lip Liner $26.00

2. Tom Ford, Lip Color Matte $75.00

3. Kat Von D, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick $30.00

These products and tips will ensure you never have to endure a smeared lipstick mishap again!

Words: Frances van Eeden