3-Step Red Lip That Lasts All Day | Clozette

(cover photo by missalvy)


When it comes to deciding on a lip-colour that matches the vibrancy of Valentine's Day, nothing surpasses the allure of the bold, red lip. But while it does add that statement, eye-catching finish to any Valentine's Day affair, we all know the worry that comes with keeping the colour lasting through the night.

So if you're looking to keep your red lip on all-night in time for Valentine's Day, here is our 3-step red-lip regimen for bold, bright, and kissable red lips.

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Step #1: Prime Your Lips



We all hate it when we look at the mirror after a delicious dinner only to see that our red lips have faded---leaving behind blotchy, pale lips. So to prevent that from the get-go, prime your lips by staining them red! This works great especially for girls who don't have naturally pigmented lips. We love Benefit's Benetint for its deep staining power and sweet cherry tint. Dab multiple layers of this over your entire lip and let it dry for a long-lasting tint.
Step #2: Line Your Lips



Once your lips have been stained, it's time to line them with a lipliner for that well-defined outline while at the same time preventing the lip colour from bleeding and feathering beyond your lips (definitely not cute at all!). We like NARS' Lipliner Pencil in Jungle Red for its long-wearing colour and creamy formula that doesn't dry out the lips. Carefully line the outer edges of your lips before filling in your entire lips with the liner.


Step #3: Choose A Long-Wearing Formula



At the end of the day, the longevity of your red lip all boils down to the formula. While matte formulas generally last longer than creamier, glossy ones, those also easily dry out your lips. On the other hand, going too glossy may result in the colour slipping-and-sliding across your face. So top-off your prepped & primed red lip with a lipstick like the M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Crème. It has a matte-to-sheen finish and is long-lasting without drying out your lips too much. Apply one to two coats for a full opaque coverage, and you're good to go!


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Bold eyeshadow colours are the new spring trend, but it will never be as stunning without the perfect mascara. The beauty brand from Paris, Make Up For Ever, has given us the mascara we have all been waiting for-- the Smoky Stretch Mascara. It features a new formula that lengthens, stretches, and separates eyelashes for beautifully stretched lashes.




The technology behind the Smoky Stretch Mascara is its Flex Control, combining the tensing benefits of sericin and the shaping properties of a micro-patch. The conical brush is made of flexible polymer slips in between each lash and hugs them from the root to the tip, individually stretching and shaping each one. To avoid clumping, the mascara wiper is shaped according to the ideal diameter to ensure just the right amount of mascara is applied to each lash.


The Smoky Stretch mascara only comes in black, just how the makeup pros like it--thick and intense. 




In line with the Smoky Stretch Mascara is the Rouge Artist Intense--composed of  two lip colours : "Pearly Golden Pink” for lovers of cold tones and “Pearly Pink Copper” for fans of solar looks. Another is the Artist Palette Trio made up of three rosy, coppery tones such as Powdery “Fairy Pink”, muted  “Magma” orange and “Copper Red”. These are versatile metallic shades made to be worn as is or blended together to vary the sensations. 


So if you're looking to add a touch of spring to your makeup collection, check out MUFE's latest collection for a sweet yet striking makeup look perfect for the season.


Click here to find the nearest Make Up For Ever branch in your area!

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Valentine's day is one of the most romantic events of the year and we're sure you're looking to give your partner the best date and gift ever. Yes, chocolates, roses, a letter, and a fancy date somewhere always does the trick-- but aren't you tired of gifting the same old things? 


So if you truly want to impress your valentine, here are 10 fashion and beauty finds that would make perfect gifts for the 14th of February. 


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The Latest Fashion Releases


(Get The Look from Bershka)


Which girl wouldn't love getting her hands on the latest outfits? So if she's into bohemian-inspired items, she'll surely love a piece from Bershka's latest collection which features the Bohemian and folk style of the 70's. So go ahead and surprise her with your personal picks from the collection.

Jewellery Set


(Jewellries from The Dancing Jewels)


Jewellry is a no-fail gift for Valentine's day. If you really want to impress, give her the whole set--ring, bracelet, necklace, etc. It doesn't have to be extremely expensive because shops like The Dancing Jewels offer a whole lot of affordable yet classy and fancy-looking jewellries. 



Makeup Haul


(Makeup Available Here: Lipstick, Eyeshadow, Mascara, Foundation, Blush)


Reward your girl for always looking made-up for you whenever you're out on a date by giving her favourite makeup products. Buy them, have it wrapped in pretty packaging, and insert a thank you note saying how much you love and appreciate her. 



Signature Sunnies


(Sunnies from Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Alexander McQueen)


Go the extra mile and grab her something a bit more expensive than your usual gift. These timeless sunglasses from Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and Alexander McQueen are must-have pieces which she'll surely appreciate.



Statement Shirt


(Get The Look from Stradivarius)


Stradivarius has designed a special Valentine’s Day capsule collection made up of three T-shirts based on the #mewithoutyou claim – a concept defined by various messages of love.You'll definitely sweeten up the day and make her blush with these shirts! 



Couple Gift


(His and Her Scents from HUGO BOSS )


How about spending for both of you on Valentine's Day? Fragrances is one of our top picks when it comes to "His and Hers" gifts and may be hard to choose which one is perfect. The scent for her includes a custom-engraved BOSS Ma Vie scent amidst floral blooms while the box for him includes a custom-engraved BOSS Bottled fragrance, a name card holder, and a miniature bottle of The Macallan 12 Year Old. Both scents are limited edition and are available until February 12 only



A Complete OOTN


(Get The Look Here: Dress, Necklace, Clutch Bag, Earrings, Heels)


Wearing matching clothes isn't the classiest way of dressing up for a date in a fancy restaurant. Surprise her by sending over a full outfit for your Valentine's date. Send it at least 3 hours before (anonymously, for extra points) and pick her up wearing something that would complement her outfit. 



A Box Of Luxury Skincare Products


(Skincare Available Here : ARGANSCINIC, Skin Renew, SKIN & LAB)


Every girl loves a great skincare regimen. So pamper her with a box of her holy grail luxury skincare brands. It should instantly put a smile on her face. 



A Little Bit Of Everything


(photo from HLRYYS)


If you still can't decide, how about indulging her with a little bit of everything! It would be like a box of all her favourite things including accessories, skincare products, clothes or shoes, makeup, sunnies, etc. And then slip in a letter for a sweet surprise! 



A Trip To The Beach


(photo from chloewl)


Instead of giving her something material, how about surprising her with the ultimate gift-- a trip to her favourite beach destination. Give her the gift of quality time together, away from stress in the city. Now, that is the sweetest gift you can give her on Valentine's Day. 



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