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Red lip stick suites me as long as it isn’t too blue in its undertones. However, how the hell do I get it to stay on my lips? Which brands do people find works best and doesn’t wear off as soon as you drink something? Or Can I get an overcoat type product that’ll keep it in place?
Mac retromatte lipsticks don’t not smudge or come off ! They are dry but stay on . If you like orange / pink undertones try Lady Danger or Dangerous, Ruby Woo is very popular but I think there is a blue hint.
Boots No 7 Stay Perfect lasts a long time on me. A make up counter assistant put it on me and I've copied her technique! Make sure lips are really clean. Apply with a lip brush - really work the colour into your lips. Blot on a tissue (roll lips together). Apply another layer using lip brush. Voila! I have it in Deep Rust which is a bright red with orangey tones.
Do you use lip balm first? If so it might be worth trying a different one. I had awful problems with a Victoria Beckham lipstick then someone here suggested changing lip balms. I use a Burts Bees one now and the VB lipstick doesn't shift.
I only ever use the Maybeline 24hrs lipstick. It literally stays on all until you wash your face before bed, and I usually put it on first thing in the morning. I would never bother using any other type of lip colour, as I can't stand having to reapply it.