Makeup hacks and finding more uses for products we already own and love: two of our favorite things, all wrapped up into one video. When you already have the perfect poppy-colored red lip—one that suits your skin tone, stays put, and doesn’t dry out your lips—you may want something more dramatic every now and again, and we found a trick you can rely on. If you found a flattering fuchsia but feel the urge to switch to a rich berry shade on a whim, no need to pack an extra lipstick option in your purse. You can transform any lip color using a product that’s probably already in your touch-up kit. Watch the video to see the side-by-side comparison of the transformation.
Check out the instructions below, and click play on the video above to see how it’s done!
- Always moisturize your lips before applying lip color. We recommend the makeup artist-favorite Cold Cream Lip Cream ($16) by Avéne.
- Next, grab a creamy black eyeliner (make sure it’s sharpened). Use it to line and fill in your lips. This will look a little jarring, but just wait for the finished result.
- Blot with a tissue or blotting paper to remove any excess pigment sitting on top of your lips.
- Apply your lipstick of choice, just as you normally would. We’re using the classic Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26) in Dragon Girl.
What lipstick will you try this trick with? Tell us in the comments below!
Credits: Model: Katharina Rembi, Hair: Caeleb Michael, Makeup: Sophie Haig, Videographer: Mitch Lemos, Producer: CMG Studios