As someone who loves to wear bright lipstick all the time, it can be a little frustrating when you’re out with your partner on a date or, in my case, just on a day-to-day basis, and you’re constantly worried about smudging your lipstick, eating it off at meals or getting it on your partner. There are so many lipsticks that claim to be smudge-proof or long lasting, and they usually don’t quite cut it. Well fear no more, as this Valentines Day I’ve got you covered.
Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour is the ultimate in staying power, and it won’t break the bank. It comes in 11 shades ranging from nudes to pinks to reds, and literally stays all day. I’ve applied it at 8am, and its still been going strong at 10pm with no fading or transfer or anything. It’s a two-step product, one side opaque colour, and the other a glossy balm.
Start by making sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturised (but wipe away any excess moisture). Apply the lip colour carefully, because this stuff dries fairly quickly and really won’t budge. Once you’re done, allow it to dry for at least a minute until it’s completely set. If you don’t let it dry before the next step then you’ll end up with a sticky smeary mess. Try not to press your lips together too much during this time. The next step is the balm. Now I personally prefer a matte lip to anything else, but the texture of the lipstick without the balm is a little tacky and uncomfortable.
If you’re ok with that then you could probably go without the balm, but I’m not sure if that would compromise it’s staying power. As it is, I apply a very light layer of the balm so that its comfortable, but not too glossy. However if you like a glossy lipstick, then apply more balm. Throughout the day you may need to apply a little more balm to keep it comfortable, but that’s really it! All day transfer-proof, kiss-proof lipstick, perfect for your Valentines Day date. Even if you’re not celebrating Valentines Day, its still a great lipstick for any event.
You can find it here for £6.99. You can also choose it in the colour Kiss Me You Fool in the Latest In Beauty boxes. The link can be found at the bottom of the page.
What are your Valentines Day essentials?
Have a lovely day x
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