The Perfect Pout
Pageant or Prom, the night can depend upon your lips staying as fresh and luscious as ever
I remember my prom experience like it was yesterday. I felt like I was walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards or the Oscars. I spent months dreaming up my dress, my hair, and my makeup. It was like I could see it as a clear vision. But when it came down to the day I had been dreaming of, it was all so magical until I got my lipstick on, and it didn’t stay long enough for the photos.
In this tutorial, I am going to show you the perfect way to apply your Perfect Pouty Lip, give you some tips that will help your lips last forever, and I will suggest some great lip combos that you can try, as well, just in case the one featured doesn’t match your dress.
Get the Look
Below I am listing all of the products that we used on Savannah. This will help you recreate this look for yourself. I also have a board called Prom GLAM on my Liz Everett GLAM Pinterest account that will help you get even more inspired to rock your GLAM on prom night! After all, it is all about you having your celebrity moment.
* Kylie Cosmetics Dirty Peach Lipstick
* Lip Pencil Combo Ulta Spice & Jamye Shaw Cosmetics Pink
* Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in 712
* BH Cosmetics Lip Brush
* Cil Lashes #74 by Offa @LeBeaueSoi
* Too Faced Gingerbread Eyeshadow Palette
* Genie Beauty Superglide Waterproof Eyeliner
* Genie Beauty Million Dollar Lash Mascara Duo
* Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar To Go in Medium to Ebony
* Becca Sunchaser Pallette for Blush
* YBF Beauty Sculpt Powder Contour Palette
* L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Yellow Corrector & Beautiful Bronze
* Jamye Shaw Cosmetics Concealer in #2
* Chanel Loose Powder in 30
* Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
Step 1: Prep Your Lips
The week before the prom or pageant, I suggest you amp up your beauty routine from moisturizer to exfoliator. A great lip scrub will also help. I suggest either Tree Hut’s Sugar Lips scrub or Burt’s Bees Lip Treatment Lip Scrub, both of which you can get at Ulta. These topical treatments will help you smoothe your lips, as you prepare them to be the center piece of conversation the night of the big event. I would also suggest a great vitamin E balm. I use Jamye Shaw Cosmetics on clients, and I also love the classic EOS. Both of these replenish the moisture your lips may be missing, while revitalizing your natural color as well. It is a win/win if you exfoliate and use the vitamin E.
Step 2: Line It Up!
Lip liner is something we do not use often enough. It is such a great tool that will help bring out the gorgeous shape of your lips, while also giving you the extra glamour you need. Be sure that when you start lining, you always begin from the corner inward. Keep the strokes solid as you build your pouty lip.
You will also want to step it up a notch by adding an extra 2 or 3 lines deep to your lip game. This will ensure that the outline is secure for the night. I have learned to color the entire lip with the pencil if I am afraid the color will slip. This helps the lipstick have something to grab onto.
Step 3: Lipstick is Love!
When we envisioned this lip, we wanted something fresh and fab. We had no idea it would be on trend with the Pantone color of the year for 2019! This color is so fab! It is Dirty Peach, which is one of Kylie Cosmetic’s highest selling lipstick shades. I love that this color truly looks amazing on everyone.
In this tutorial, you see that we are brushing the lipstick on with a BH Cosmetics brush. I personally use a brush because I like a very definite line that I sometimes can’t get by just using the lipstick itself. You will notice that the technique starts on the outside of the lip, bringing the color in.
Keep your coverage strokes smooth, and be conscious that each time you apply enough product so you don’t wind up with patchy lips. Once you are done, triple check your color, the lips overall finish, and the outline. Add more lip liner now, as opposed to after gloss. You want to make sure that the framework is tight before you put on the glamorous finish.
Step 4: Gloss It UP!
Now it is time to put the finishing touch on this lip! I love that the Chanel Rouge Coco gloss lasts a long time, and it is amazing over any color lipstick. It adds just the right shine to the lip, which elevates any look.
Whether you apply it with a lip brush or the applicator, be sure that the application is light to the touch, yet thorough. Cover the lip from corner to corner, while also making sure that you apply the gloss evenly across the lips. Be sure to triple check your cupid’s bow, because if it is sloppy at the top, that will look terrible in photos.
Okay, my love, your lips are ready for their closeup! It’s time for you to rock your glamorous lip!
5 Great Alternate Lip Combos by Color:
Givenchy Parme’ Silhouette Pencil, Smashbox Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out, L.A. Colors Snuggle Gloss
Etsee Lauder 16 Brick Stay-In-Place Pencil, Morphe Hey Sugar Lipstick, Morphe Groupie Gloss
3) Coral Red
Jamye Shaw Cosmetics Pencil in Coral, MAC Lip Crayon in Temper Tantrum, Buxom Liquid Lipstick in Flaunter
4) Cool Red
Ulta Pencil in Exotic, YBF Beauty Superb Scarlet, Anastasia Date Night Lip Gloss
NYX Liner in SPL816, Anastaisa Matte Lipstick in Stargazer, Jamye Shaw Cosmetics Gloss in Tickled Pink or Morphe Gloss in Fortune Teller
Whatever color palette you may choose, just follow the tutorial for the perfect pout.