With the launch of its new primers and setting sprays earlier this year, the Urban Decay team made it clear that they were placing a new emphasis on skin health and clarity. However, a recent post to Instagram proved that they’re really concerned about your complexion, because they’re about to launch an all-new line of skin care formulas.
“We’re taking makeup prep one step further,” the Instagram caption said. “It all starts with Rehab Makeup Prep — an exciting new lineup of products that scrub, cleanse, revitalize, and hydrate — and ends with Meltdown Makeup Remover to easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. Put it on perfectly, take it off totally.”
From what we can gather from this one image, there will be a minimum of six products in the Urban Decay Rehab Prep range. There’s Lip Love (likely a balm) and Pore Refining Peel (which peels off to reveal fresh skin). There’s also Hot Springs Hydrating Gel, Pretty Gritty Skin Polish (an exfoliator, obvs), as well as the two products we’re most looking forward to: Oxygenated Bubble Mask and Moisture Layer Eye Roller.
If you scroll through the Instagram gallery, you’ll see that there’s also a Meltdown Makeup Remover line, which consists of a Dissolving Spray, Cleansing Oil Stick, and — perfect for removing longwear lipstick — a Lip Oil Stick
Before you do anything, it’s important to make sure your nails and the skin around them are thoroughly dirt-free. Then remove all traces of your last color with an acetone-free remover (anything else unnecessarily dries out your nail). Dr. Ava Shamban, author of Heal Your Skin, recommends applying soap to a toothbrush, then gently scrubbing your nails and skin. This will remove dirt and exfoliate any dead skin without the need for harsh, drying chemicals or expensive scrubs.
2. She’s always gentle.
Your nails are delicate, and scrubbing them too roughly can actually expose you to infection. Another no-no: Using metal nail tools under the nail, as too much digging under the nail plate will cause it to separate from the skin, leading to an irregular white arching nail tip explains N.Y.C. dermatologist Dr. Janet Prystowsky.
3. She trims regularly.
Regular trims are as important to your nails as they are to your hair, says Dr. Prystowsky. So set aside time to clip them every two weeks, adjusting to more or less often once you see how your nails respond.
4. She values health over length.
Long nails are beautiful, but if you’re someone who has struggled with snags or breakage, Dr. Shamban recommends that you keep your nails short — at least to start out with. A shorter style with a rounded edge tends to be easier to manage and looks neater, so you can focus on building strength without worrying about anything else. As long as each nail is uniform in shape and matches its nine neighbors, you won’t miss the added length.
5. She always has an emery board on hand.
If you’re someone whose work or gym routine causes a lot of wear and tear, Dr. Prystowsky suggests keeping a nail file handy to smooth away any rough edges that happen on the spot. The best way to do it? Work in one direction with the grain of your nail for a smoother finish.
6. She doesn’t cut her cuticles.
The cuticle has a very important purpose to serve: It seals the area at the base of the nail. So when you cut or remove the cuticle, it breaks that seal of protection, leaving you vulnerable to bacteria and the possibility of infection. The better you are at leaving cuticles alone, the more your nails will thank you. But if you’re dead set on messing with them, Dr. Debbie Palmer, dermatologist and creator of Replere, recommends gently pushing back the cuticle once a week with a wooden orange stick after getting out of the shower, then massaging them with a cuticle cream or thick, creamy lotion.
7. She takes care of her tools.
Disinfecting your nail tools between uses is just as important as regularly cleaning your makeup brushes, and for the same reason — bacteria. To keep your nails happy and infection-free, Dr. Prystowski advises washing metal tools with soap and water and then wiping with rubbing alcohol. And don’t forget to regularly replace disposable tools like emery boards. There’s no reason to continue using a tattered tool when it’s so easy to rotate in a new one.
8. She never forgets to use base coat.
Painting your nails at home is no excuse to cut corners by skipping the base coat. Dr. Prystowsky points out that this step not only protects the nail from being stained by the polish, but also helps the color look more saturated and opaque with just one coat. And if you really want to take things to the next level, Dr. Shamban suggests adding a coat of clear gloss between each layer to add extra shine and protection.
9. She reads the labels.
Just as with makeup and skincare, not all nail polish brands are created equal, so make sure you’re buying or using a good product. Dr. Debbie Palmer urges you to steer clear of polishes containing toxic chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, and toluene, as these toxins can contribute to brittleness, splitting, and cracking.
10. She seals the deal with a top coat.
Don’t think you’re squirming your way out of using top coat, either. This step is just as important, as the top coat seals in the polish’s color and adds a much-needed gloss finish to your digits. Dr. Prystowsky recommends adding another top coat layer every three days to decrease chipping, so you’ll get the most out of your manicure. Seriously, what’s the point of spending all that time painting your nails if it only lasts a day?
11. She indulges in acrylic or gel treatments sparingly.
Any nail expert you talk to is going to do their best to steer you away from acrylic or gel manicures — as long-lasting and convenient as they are because they’re very hard on the nail. But if you’re dead set on getting them, there are some ways to minimize the damage to your hands and nails. The main issue with a gel manicure is the exposure to UV light in the drying device, which can damage the skin below and around the nail, leading to an increased risk of cancer. To help reduce that risk, Dr. Prystowky recommends applying a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to 50 before the procedure to help block the damage. Or you can try special gloves that expose only the nails themselves, shielding the rest of your hands from the harmful UV rays.
12. She gives her nails a break.
Save the elaborate nail art and those bold colors with lots of pigment for the weekend, and during the rest of the week, give your nails time to rest and repair with a clear gloss. Dr. Shamban warns that going from one strong polish color to another without giving your nails a break can dry them out, turn them yellow, and over time, even weaken the structure of the nail.
13. She always moisturizes.
You wouldn’t go to sleep without moisturizing your face, so why should your nails be any different? Nail artist and expert Holly Falcone likes to use a mix of almond and avocado oils to keep cuticles and nails hydrated while she gets some shut-eye, but any nutrient-rich oil or moisturizer will do. In a pinch, you can even use a dab of lip balm.
14. She uses protection.
Gloves, ladies, gloves — get your mind out of the gutter! Whenever you’re cleaning with harsh chemicals, gardening, or doing anything that involves soaking or dirtying your hands, Dr. Prystowsky insists that wear rubber, vinyl, nitrile or plastic gloves, preferably with a cotton liner. Cleaning dishes in hot, soapy water sans gloves can weaken the nails, while getting them caked with dirt from gardening will require a level of cleaning that you want to avoid wherever possible. Similarly, now that the weather is getting chilly, remember to wear a pair of mittens or gloves so that the cold air and wind don’t undo the hard work you did moisturizing, leaving you with dry, flaky, scaly skin.
15. She considers her diet.
Your fingernails are made of a protein called keratin, so just as with the clarity of your skin or the shine of your hair, you can improve your nails by tweaking your diet. Falcone advises adding vitamins and supplements like biotin, Vitamin E, and fish oil to your daily regimen, while Dr. Palmer recommends protein-rich foods like beans, fish, and nuts. The one thing every expert agrees on: Once you hit on the combination that works for you, you’ll be rewarded with stronger, clearer nails.
Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it can help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last longer, but that’s just the beginning. Check out all of the ways in which apple cider vinegar can help you look your best—from speeding up the healing time for bruises to tightening and toning your skin.
Add eight ounces of apple cider vinegar to a bathtub filled with warm water, and soak in it for 15 minutes. Since the pH level of apple cider vinegar is similar to the pH level of the protective acid mantle layer of our skin, this soak will help restore balance.
Mix two tablespoons apple cider vinegar with one cup water, and use to douse your hair after washing. Rinse thoroughly, and follow with a light conditioner. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar will remove residue from product buildup and help you get shiny, lustrous locks.
Mix together 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and four cups water. Douse a washcloth with the solution, and apply to sunburned skin. Apple cider vinegar helps balance pH levels of skin, promote healing, and prevent blistering.
Razor Bump Remedy
Moisten a cotton ball with undiluted apple cider vinegar, and swipe over problem area. For especially aggravated bumps, try applying a light layer of honey to the area first, let stand for five minutes, then rinse, dry, and apply the vinegar. The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar soothe irritated skin, and acetic acid softens skin to help ingrown hairs grow out more easily.
Mix together a solution of equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Massage into your scalp before shampooing. You can also mix one teaspoon apple cider vinegar into your regular shampoo and use to wash hair, massaging and concentrating on your scalp. Apple cider vinegar has natural anti-fungal properties to combat and mitigate dandruff. Plus, its acidic properties balance pH levels and restore the scalp’s protective acid mantle layer to ward off further fungal growth.
Soak a cotton ball or pad with undiluted apple cider vinegar, and secure it with a bandage. Leave on for one hour. For especially bad bruises, follow with arnica gel or cream. Apple cider vinegar’s anti-inflammatory properties calm injured skin, and its acetic acid increases circulation and healing.
Bug Bite Treatment
Moisten a cotton ball or pad with undiluted apple cider vinegar, and dab on bug-bitten skin for instant relief. The acids in the vinegar neutralize the itch, while its anti-inflammatories ease swelling and its pH-balancing properties speed healing.
Mix one cup apple cider vinegar with four cups water in a basin. Soak feet for 15 minutes, the rinse and dry. Apple cider vinegar’s antiseptic properties help to deodorize rank odour and disinfect feet. Plus, its anti-fungal attributes prevent and combat fungal conditions like athlete’s foot.
It’s not exactly pleasant to think about, but every day, our faces are bombarded with toxins and impurities. This pollution may be the culprit behind your most frustrating skin problems. Toxins can cause unsightly blackheads, below-the-skin bumps that seem like they never go away, and other blemishes.
They lower our skin’s ability to regenerate and turn over new skin cells, making your complexion look dull, tired, and dry. And finally, they also accelerate the ageing process. In a word: eek! If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it might be time to take a few steps toward seriously detoxifying your skin. We consulted with pros to learn the best — and most affordable — ways to purify your complexion so you’ll always look healthy and radiant.
1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Your Face
The old adage “you are what you eat” doesn’t just apply to your overall health. Science has continually proven that everything we ingest also has an effect on the biggest organ in our bodies, our skin. This means our food choices actually play a large role in what we see in the mirror every day.
If you want to improve your skin’s natural hydration and suppleness and promote healthy oil production, cosmetic dermatologist Christopher O’Connell, MD, says a key dietary ingredient to add to your diet is omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, our bodies aren’t capable of producing them on their own, so we have to make the effort to add them to our daily diet to reap the skin care rewards.
“Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in wild-caught salmon and veggies like spinach,” he said. They can also be found in healthy snacks like walnuts and you can add them to smoothies, yogurt, or juices in the form of flax seeds. The recommended daily dose can range from 500 to 1,000 mg. For reference, one can of tuna fish provides just over 500 mg. Omega-3 supplements can also help achieve your skin care goals, but you should talk to your doctor before adding them to your routine.
2. Aromatherapy For Your Skin
Celebrity makeup artist Tasha Brown said another great tip for detoxing tired, stressed skin is to steam your face with the help of essential oils.
“I like to prep the skin with a hot towel with a few drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil to soothe and wake up skin,” she explained. The effect of the steam along with the oils will open up pores and loosen debris and toxins they may be holding, making it easier to gently cleanse them away.
You can employ this method at night to aid in your skin’s ability to absorb products for about five to 10 minutes before using your face wash, and you can do the same in the a.m. to achieve the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application. Just keep in mind that skin exposed to hot water too often can lead to dryness, so be sure to alternate your steaming days so you don’t overdo it.
If your skin is sensitive or prone to dryness, there’s an alternative way to steam. First, heat five cups of water. After it cools a bit, pour it into a bowl and add a few drops of your preferred oils (rose and jasmine are ideal when it comes to steaming sensitive skin). Place your head a few inches above the bowl, drape yourself with a towel, and let the steam work its magic.
3. Stick to Your Routine
It’s easy to stray from our usual skin care routines when our calendars are packed to the brim with social events and long work hours. Sometimes, it’s just way easier (and much more enticing) to slip into bed than to wash the day away and apply your favourite potions. You might be able to get away with it occasionally, but if you make it a habit, your skin will soon be riddled with impurities and unwanted toxins.
To reset skin and ease back into your routine, RealSelf contributor Dr. Sejal Shah said you should start with the regular use of a gentle cleanser. “I often find double cleansing helpful,” she added. Her suggestions included an oil-based cleanser to help melt off makeup residue.
To ensure your face is completely clean, apply your favourite cleanser to dry skin in circular motions and wait for a minute or two before gently washing away with warm water. This downtime allows the cleanser to break down dirt, unwanted oil, and makeup so that it’s easier to actually remove instead of just moving it around your face.-PopSugar
If you’re a DIY fanatic, you may already know that baking soda and salt have a tonne of skin care uses, but what about an ingredient that’s a little sweeter? Sugar is actually pretty useful, from your face down to your toes.
1. Smooth your lips
Put a little water on your finger, then dip it in granulated sugar and gently apply it in a circular motion to lips to exfoliate them. This is the perfect DIY trick to do in a pinch when your lips are dry or flaky.
2. Soften your skin while you exfoliate
Mix a cup of brown sugar with a few bananas to create a moisturizing body scrub that smells sweet and leaves your skin looking lovely.
3. Give your body a pretty glow
Need to prep for sunless tanning? Mix sugar with oil to create a body scrub that works great on your back, legs, and shoulders, allowing you to get the perfect glow.
4. Make your feet feel less rough
Mix sugar and peppermint oil, then scrub the mixture onto the bottom of your feet while in the shower for an at-home pedicure scrub that sloughs off dead cells and dryness. The peppermint oil has a cooling effect on your skin, making it perfect for those hot summer months.
5. Clean grimy hands
If you’ve been busy doing other DIY projects and find it’s hard to get tough substances like grease and dirt off your hands at the end of the day, add sugar to soap. It acts as a mild abrasive, allowing you to remove any thick gunk without using harsh chemicals.
6. Get a smoother shave on your legs
Exfoliate dead skin cells by applying slightly wet granulated brown sugar beforehand in a circular motion, then rinsing. This helps the razor get a closer cut. Bonus: You can tell your favorite guy with a beard to do the same.
7. Keep your hands looking young
Want gorgeous hands that look youthful and fresh? Mix a cup of brown sugar with 1/3 of a cup of olive oil plus a vitamin E capsule to give yourself an at-home manicure scrub. Rinse, let your hands dry, and you’re ready to apply some fantastic nail art.
BEIJING: Taking supplements that contain antioxidants at an early age could result in premature death, according to a new discovery by a team of mainland scientists.
“More and more ‘white collar workers’ in their 20s are taking pills containing antioxidants such as Vitamin C and tea polyphenols. They must stop,” said Professor Chen Chang, lead scientist of the research team at the Institute of Biophysics, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
Her study, published in the journal Redox Biology, has found that antioxidant pills can upset the body’s stress-response mechanism and accelerate ageing in young people.
According to a belief popular since the 1950s, oxidants – chemical agents capable of removing one or more electrons from other atoms in a process known as oxidisation – can damage animal cells in a process similar to the rusting of metal.
Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other chemicals that can neutralise oxidants.
They have been hailed by makers of health supplements for such benefits as slowing down the ageing process, curing diseases or preventing cancer.
But in recent years, a growing number of studies have cast doubt on these claims. Some animal experiments failed to confirm the benefits of antioxidants, while others found a slight increase in oxidants can prolong the lifespan of certain species, such as mice.
Chen’s team took the investigation further, comparing the stress response in worms and human cells at various ages. The cell’s ability to battle oxidants decreased as it grew older, according to their experiments.
The researchers called the mechanism for fighting oxidants the redox-stress-response capacity (RRC). Ageing was caused by RRC degradation, not the presence of oxidants, Chen said.
Young organisms can deal with the stress of oxidants effectively, Chen said. In fact, the RRC mechanism needed oxidants to stay active and functional, in the same way that the presence of wolves keeps deer alert.
Antioxidant supplements could “spoil” the RRC mechanism and cause a young user to age “unnaturally fast”, she said.
Even older people should treat antioxidants with caution. The correct strategy to slow ageing was to strengthen the RRC capability, not take pills, Chen said.
The status of the RRC mechanism can also be measured and provide an index for an animal or human being’s “actual” age.
The ageing process in two people of the same age can vary significantly, but so far scientists do not have a reliable method to quantify the phenomenon.
Chen said her team was developing an algorithm to estimate ageing with the RRC index. It was also studying possible strategies to prolong RRC effectiveness, with the aim of increasing the lifespan.
Professor Sang Jianli, a cell biologist at the college of life sciences at Beijing Normal University, said Chen’s findings “make perfect sense”.
Such artificial intervention could upset the inner workings of the human body, leading to negative effects, Sang said. But he said the RRC mechanism might not fully explain ageing.
“Ageing involves many other mechanisms, such as genes,” he said. “Many scientific problems remain to be solved before we can estimate precisely how long an individual can naturally live.” – South China Morning Post/Asia News Network
Trends may come and go with the seasons, but there are some timeless beauty looks that stand the test of time. Jackie O, renowned for her style, encompassed several of them. Over twenty years since her death, there is still plenty of inspiration to be drawn from the former First Lady’s groomed appearance. On the eve of the release of the film Jackie, where Natalie Portman plays her following J.F. Kennedy’s assassination, we explore the lessons can all still take from the former First Lady.
Make sure your hair is always groomed
Perhaps one of the most memorable features of Jackie O’s appearance was her signature bouffant. The man behind her style was celebrity hairstylist Kenneth Battelle, who also tended to the tresses of Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and Katharine Hepburn, and created the look using plenty of rollers and hairspray. As one of the most photographed women in the world, Jackie O’s coiffed style was copied across the world.
Accessorise with lipstick
It’s rare that you will see a photo of Jackie O without lipstick. From a striking red and bright coral to pretty pinks and softer nudes, the former First Lady always finished her look with a sweeping of lipstick.
Look after your skin
Like many celebrities of that time, including Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo, Jackie O sought out the expertise of Erno Laszlo. The New York based dermatologist highly recommended double cleansing and used to create bespoke skincare regimes for every one of his clients. “I owe 50 percent of my beauty to my mother and the other 50 percent to Erno Laszlo,” Hepburn once famously said. Strong evidence for finding your own beloved dermatologist.
Find your signature scent
After Jackie’s second husband Aristote Onasiss gave her a bottle of Lovely Patchouli 55 as an engagement gift, she adopted it as her own; wearing nothing else until she died. Unsurprisingly, when word got out that Albert Krigler’s fragrance was her chosen one it became a global bestseller.
The perfume is an interesting blend of patchouli flowers balanced with rich amber. Made with only the finest ingredients, each batch takes two and a half years to make. “This scent has a strong personality and an unforgettable touch,” says the brand’s fifth generation owner Ben Krigler of why he thought Jackie O was attracted to this particular fragrance.
If all else fails, employ oversized sunglasses
While it’s likely she used oversized sunglasses in an attempt to go incognito, they also have the benefit of disguising tired eyes and protecting the delicate area from sun damage. And – bonus – look chic year-round, too.-The Telegraph/Victoria Hall
As any makeup sponge devotee knows, switching from traditional brushes to a more flexible applicator can completely change your glam game. Ever since the BeautyBlender arrived on the scene, legions of beauty lovers have come to rely on the domed pink sponge to bring out the best in every kind of base product.
Now, it appears that another sponge has arrived to change your daily routine, and it’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Meet the Molly Cosmetics Silisponge: an oblong, squished tool that has the Internet losing its mind.
At first glance, the Silisponge doesn’t really look like something that belongs in your kit. It reminds us a little bit of a bra insert, or perhaps a deflated raindrop cake. But, as the makers have explained, it’s designed to blend in product while minimizing waste (due to the material’s lack of absorption). Additionally, since it’s completely transparent, it allows you to see exactly what you’re doing through the sponge.
Here’s why it’s being referred to as the new BeautyBlender:
(1) This see-through, patty-like tool has a non-porous silicone surface (made out of silicone and encapsulated in a super-flexible material called thermoplastic polyurethane) that won’t soak in your foundation, highlighter, or cream blush.
(2) Because of its smooth texture, you don’t have to use as much product, and it’s easy to clean because all you do is rinse it off with soap and water, and you’re done! You don’t have to wait for it to dry, nor do you have to wait until the water runs clear, like you do when you’re cleaning makeup brushes — you literally just wash and go.
3) It lasts longer than a makeup sponge; just replace it when it starts to look weathered.
If you’re tired of losing half your bottle of foundation to your makeup sponge, you just might need this clear silicone applicator like the SiliSponge. This $9 (RM39.93) tool — discovered by Reddit users and created by indie beauty brand Molly Cosmetics — hails from Hong Kong and is here to save your makeup day.
Sure, it resembles a silicone implant or chicken cutlet, but man, does it get the makeup job done.-MYNEWSHUB.CC
In a practical sense, dunking your makeup-covered face in a bowl of water might not seem like the best idea. According to a new Korean beauty trend, however, the opposite may actually be true.
Shared by Vogue, the trend, called jamsu, roughly translates to “diving” or “submerging,” and involves coating your face with baby powder before dunking your visage in water.
The trend developed last summer, when sweltering temperatures and humidity sent Koreans scrambling for a melt-proof beauty solution.
Introduced by a Japanese beauty blogger, jamsu has seen varying degrees of success, with some YouTubers claiming they love the trend, while others saying it didn’t work for them.
Similar to the theory that putting your freshly painted nails in cold water will help dry and set the polish, the trend also bears a resemblance to the popular beauty technique of baking, which involves setting areas of your face with a loose powder to help your makeup stay in place longer.
The Today Show’s Emily Slawek recently tested the trend to see if it actually worked, and her results were pretty promising. She began by applying her foundation and concealer before coating her face in a generous dusting of baby powder before submerging her face in a bowl of cold water for 15-30 seconds (the drier your skin, the less amount of time you should spend under the water). Slawek then applied the rest of her makeup and went about her day, revealing at the end of the clip that her makeup lasted through 10 hours, a quesadilla and a three-mile run.
No one likes to apply their lipstick only to have it wear off in a couple of hours. We spend so much time applying our makeup the last thing we want to do is reapply lipstick every few hours. And, with holiday parties right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to rock those red lips.
So getting the most wear from your favourite shade of lipstick is a must. Apart from trying lipsticks that promise to have more staying power, or drying lip stains, there are alternative ways of extending the time your lipstick last. Below are some quick tips and tricks to get the most from your lipsticks all year round.
Below are some quick tips and tricks to get the most from your lipsticks all year round.
Exfoliate – This is the most important thing you can do for your lips as this removes all the dead skin from your lips leaving new skin cells to grow in their place. This will help keeps your lips soft and subtle. This can easily be done by combining equal parts of sugar and honey and using a toothbrush to gently scrub your lips. Do this once or twice a week to keep your lips soft and kissable.
Lip Balm – Before beginning to apply your makeup put on a thin coat of lip balm of your choice. This will get your lips moisturized and keep them from looking dry and cracked. When you are ready to apply your lip products make sure to gently wipe off any excess lip balm. (It’s also a good idea to apply a coat of moisturizing lip balm to your lips before bed each night to help keep your lips smooth and hydrated)
Lipliner – Begin by using your favorite lip liner on the cupid’s bow of the upper lip and trace the outer part of your lips. Once the lips are lined you are going to use the same liner pencil to fill them in. This is extremely important as this will lay the foundation for the lipstick you apply on top. Simply turn the liner on to its side and colour in the rest of the lip.
Lipstick – Now it’s time to apply your lipstick. One of the things that will help your lipstick look it’s best is to use a lip brush to put on the lipstick instead of applying it directly from the tube. As we age we get small crevasses in our lips, when you use the lipstick from the tube the color lays on the top surface of the lips only. Using a brush allows the color to really get into the lip and helps it stay longer. Dip the lip brush into the lipstick and pack the colour onto the lips to get a sort of stained effect. Now take a tissue and blot your lips a couple of times to really press the colour into your lips. Now go back in with your lipstick and apply a second coat of colour.
Concealer – To help clean up around the lips and give them a clean edge, wipe off your lip brush really well to remove the lipstick and use a concealer to clean up the edges.
Having amazing lips with colour that will last is easy. Regardless of whether you are wearing the perfect red holiday lip, or just want to get the most wear from your lipstick, these simple steps will make sure your lips stay looking their best all night.