tutorial: perfect coral lip

September 30th, 2011

I bet a few times a week, you guys might just dab on a little lip gloss and call it a day, no? 

Ok, I’ve done it too.  But you know what lasts about ten minutes?  Lip gloss on its own.  To do a serious colored lip, you need way more than that one tiny step.

One of the best pieces of advice that I get over and over again from professional makeup artists, is that there are no shortcuts.  If you want a look that’s as great as the celeb who sits still for an hour or two to get her makeup done, you have to learn (and recreate) all the steps that they use. 

Fortunately, for lips, there are really just three crucial steps: a serious lipcolor, full liner to fill and emphasize your pucker, and then a gorgeous gloss to set everything and give some additional shine.  And then do it all over again for serious staying power.

I’ve been wearing this coral shade from Estée Lauder all the time — usually I’m more of a neutral lip girl, but the color in this shade is so flattering that it’s become one of my absolute favorites.  Paired with a subtle shimmering gloss and smooth liner, and you can’t get a prettier pout.

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a makeup video!  I have so many fun ones coming up — I can’t wait to show you guys!

I used: Estée Lauder Pure Color lipstick in Curvaceous Coral, Estée Lauder lip liner in Rose Coral, Estée Lauder Pure Color lip gloss in Extravagant Pink, tissue.

Tags: beauty · beauty product samples provided for my review

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Emily // Sep 30, 2011 at 9:45 am

    cute!  i haven’t used lip-liner since my ballet days…but will start now!  Also!  You have totally re-turned me on to Estee Lauder!  I am obsessed with their Bronze Goddess line…but also have been wearing their pure lip color lipsticks all the time now!

  • 2 Sarah H // Sep 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for emphasizing the importance of not taking short cuts! So important for a good makeup regimen.

    Have you tried Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain? It’s ah-mazing! And lasts for hours and hours and hours. Only like, $10 too! 🙂

  • 3 Desiree // Sep 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    OMG..Estee Lauder postet this on facebook 😉 congrats !! Lots of Love Desi

  • 4 Grace - stripes & sequins // Sep 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    gorgeous – absolutely love!

  • 5 Eddie Z // Oct 1, 2011 at 10:38 am

    The lipstick you used is actually Sensuous Rouge lipstick not Pure Color.  In case anyone is looking for it. Nice job!

  • 6 Aurora // Oct 3, 2011 at 2:21 am

    The look is nice, but you can do better. It’s so standard and ageless and catalogue. Ageless is only good for women after a certain age.

  • 7 Highheels & Nothingtowear // Oct 3, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Nice tutorial! Didn’t know it was so easy! XO Dianne


  • 8 Izzi89 // Oct 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I have been looking for a simple lip color tutorial for a while now…

    Thanks for posting this!!!

    Follow my blog 🙂


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