Dua Lipa's makeup artist Lisa Eldridge shares tips for Perfect lipstick application

Mar 18, 2021
02:00 P.M.
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Makeup artist to the stars says that a memorable lipstick moment is all about the application. What is her secret, and how can we do it?


Lisa Eldridge is make-up royalty! Her planner is booked with red-carpet royalty like Dua Lipa, Rihanna Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, and Victoria Beckham, just to name a few, which speaks volumes for her talent!

When she's not using Hollywood’s faces as her canvas, she creates makeup products with brands like Chanel, Shiseido, and now Lancome. She is a makeup master and makes celebrities look flawless in their skin!

True velvet lipstick


Lisa Eldridge is the creator of true velvet lipstick, a velvet matte and creamy lipstick in several pigmented colors. This matte lipstick is long-lasting, non-drying, and lightweight.

She recently released the Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss to add to her True Velvet Lipstick collection fantasy floral lip kits. The gloss is vibrant and color-rich and keeps the lips moisturized at the same time. Along with the gloss is her True Velvet Lipstick and Enhance And Define Beauty Liner in the same shade.

Eldridge's tips to make your lipstick last longer


Wearing a face mask when trying to wear lipstick is like wrestling a toddler at bath time; you’re losing lipstick to your face mask and getting it all over your face. How can we stop this mess from happening while still rocking bold looks?

Prepping your lips with a good lip balm and keeping them hydrated before putting on any lipstick will help with a flawless application. Before applying lipstick, always blot off excess lip balm the key to making lipstick last is always using thin layers.

Start by lining your lips in the way you want to accentuate them, or if you want a long-lasting look, then layer the pencil all over your lips. You can then apply the lipstick over the pencil.

“start with a thin layer — maybe with a lip brush — so that it almost settles in the creases on the lip. Then, put another thin layer on top and tap it in with your finger or blot it with a tissue. You'll still feel the creaminess on the surface, but you won't have any excess product available to come off.”

says Lisa Eldridgehttps://www.instyle.com/beauty/makeup/lisa-eldridge-lipstick-interview


This is her secret to keeping lipstick from messing your mask! If you want to play around with liner, lipstick, and gloss for different looks, go ahead, her lip kits are perfect for this!


How to change your look


You can use a lip pencil to change your lips’ shape; if one lip is smaller, you can use the pencil to try and get the right balance between the two. You can also use the pencil to accentuate or blur out the shape of your cupid's bow, depending on your preference.

When you use bold colors, you can use lipstick as blush to create a consistent look. Using a small blush brush, pick up some pigment from the lipstick bullet and brush it onto your checks. Then use your ring fingers to blend the blush into your foundation gently.

If you're going for a monochromatic look, you can use lipstick or lip gloss on your eyes. To do this, apply the lipstick with a small eyeshadow brush onto your eyelids and blend it out.