Written by Staff
Not sure how to make the perfect ruby pout last?
Maryann Power of Buttercup Beauty Bar shows us how to ensure your lip colour will stay on all day:
Pat a little concealer or foundation onto the lip. Blend well and powder lightly. Line the lip with a matching red lip liner and fill the lip in completely. Powder lightly.
Apply your lipstick, leaving a 1 mm margin from the edge. This allows the lipstick to melt into your lip, while staying within the line that your liner has created. Powder lightly and repeat lipstick application. Blot to finish.
Some of our favourite shades:
Clockwise from top: The local colour - Kore lipstick in Kore red, $15, Rituals in hair and skin; Easiest on the wallet - Joe Fresh Style cream lipstick in ruby, $6; Bespoke gloss - Splurge custom blended lip gloss in a Bordeaux red, $20, and Body & Soul lipstick in Bombshell, both from Splurge Beauty; Best brick red - Joe Fresh Style matte lipstick in ruby, $6; The best in gloss and lipstick worlds - Paula Dorf Lipsicle in erte, $23, Buttercup Beauty Bar; The richest classic red - Utowa in red 56, $42, Buttercup Beauty Bar; Face Atelier lipliner in rubis, $18, and Body & Soul lipstick in Showgirl, $22, both from Splurge Beauty; The best lip plumper - Lip Fusion liquid lipstick in runway, $43, Buttercup Beauty Bar; The smoothest - Sephora lip attitude-chic in 100% red, $15, Sephora; Sheerest coverage - Kevyn Aucoin lipstick in princepessa, $31, Buttercup Beauty Bar; For first timers - Kore lipstick in inflame, $15, Rituals in hair and skin; The sweetest sheen - Stila shine lip colour in georgina, $28, and Kevyn Aucoin the liquid lipstick in odine, $35, both from Buttercup Beauty Bar; From the west - Face Atelier lipstick in red fuschia, $22, Splurge Beauty.
WHERE TO BUY:
Rituals in hair and skin, 701 Pembina Hwy, 452-1182. Joe Fresh Style, visit www.joe.ca for locations. Splurge Beauty, 478 River Ave, 453-4909. Buttercup Beauty Bar, 402 Academy Rd, 488-6920. Sephora, Polo Park Shopping Centre, 775-5560.
Product photography by Grajewski Fotograph Inc.