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  • Is Your Lipstick Bleeding?

    2 posts, 2 voices, 1331 views, started Nov 13, 2009

    Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009 by Debbie McGinn


    • Aquamarine

      Lately, after I apply my AVON Glazewear Lip Color, I notice that it begins to bleed beyond my lip line.  Yikes, not pretty and quite frustrating!

      In researching what causes this, I have read that lipstick bleed can be caused by sun damage, smoking, dry lips, and a fact of life for menopausal women.  For me, I guess I would fall under the first and last categories, since I do not smoke, nor are my lips dry.

      So, now I will practice what I preach to my customers.  I have given up my Glazewear. For those of you not familiar with Glazewear, it is a glossy lip color applied with a sponge wand.   Glossier lip colors tend to run even more than some lipsticks.  I ordered a Pro 3 in 1 Lip Wand.  I absolutely love it!  First I applied the lip liner. Lip liner creates a barrier for the lipstick.  I then filled in with the lipstick using a lip brush.  Voile!  No more lipstick bleed.  The third part to the Wand is a lip gloss.  I need to use this sparingly and at times when I want add a little shine.  I lightly dotted my lips and pressed my lips together.  Still no bleeding occurred.  

      For some women, applying a lip liner is not enough.  If you feel your lips need extra help, try these steps:

      Apply a loose face powder to your lips;
      With a lip brush, apply your lipstick;
      Line lips with lip liner;
      Next apply loose face powder with the flat edge of a triangular sponge to the outline of your lips;
      Finish by lightly brushing your lips with lip brush to blend. When you do this step, you are not adding more lipstick to the brush.  You are just blending what you applied.

      Please tell us your thoughts.  Have you tried these tips before?  How did they work for you?


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          Debbie McGinn wrote Nov 13, 2009
        • One more piece of advice for fabulous looking lips.  Please, please, please remember to choose a lip liner that closely matches your lipstick color.  There's nothing worse than looking like you have outlined your lips with a darker color.

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