Avoid Lipstick Faux Pas!

Monday, March 12, 2012

On Saturday afternoon, Balazs and I went to visit a part of his family that we haven't seen in a very long time. It was a big deal, kind of a reunion/birthday party with lovely people and tons of delicious Hungarian wine. I wanted to look snazzy, so I went for red lips, but to avoid that dreadful red-stains-on-wine-glass-fiasco I had to cover a few basic rules.

* Quickly lick the edge of your wine glass before taking a sip but if you worry that someone might spot you, you can also lick your lips instead. The moisture from a quick lip-lick will help you seal the colour on your lips and keep it from sticking to the glass.

* Also, Nina Carbone swears by first spreading liquid foundation on her lips, then dabbing a bit of face powder onto them and finally applying the red lipstick. She says this process fills the tiny creases on your lips where excess lipstick would gather.

I tried the first two many times and my friend, Sofia says that Nina's trick works like a charm as well. So, there you have it! Now, go on and put some sassy lipstick on this Monday and smooch your husband a few times before using those tips. (He won't mind it...haha). What do you say? Do you have any other lipstick tips that you'd like to share? I’d love to try them. xo

P.S: Also, here are a few modern rules of red lips and the sassy red duo!

32 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Red lips are always so chic even with very worn jeans;-)

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally agree, Fashion, Art and other fancies!

Nuha said...

such useful tip! but I must admit, I absolutely love lipstick stains- they're so sexy haha!

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Anonymous said...

I always get embarrassed when I leave lipstick stain on my glass so I almost fell off my chair reading this post. Going to try the licking tip tonight at home. Ha! Love, Amy

Ana Degenaar said...

Great advice, friend!

Liesl said...

What great tips for the red lip wearers out there...love it! Hope you have a Wonderful Week, Diana! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Fantastic, Amy and Nuha, true, they can be super sexy as well. Especially during romantic date nights:)

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! I never knew leaving lip stick marks was a faux pas! Well, considering I don't drink wine I guess that's okay. But still- definitely going to be more aware!

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Karena said...

Diana this is great because I am always rubbing lipstick off my wineglass!

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TheChambrayCountess said...

I had no idea!! I need to try these tips!

Vintage Market Place said...

love that first pic, how gorgeous is she!
Glad to hear you had a good time.
Amy

Christianna said...

These are some awesome tips! I love wearing a bold red lip! It's kinda my thing!

Melisande said...

i love red lips! those photos are so beautiful.
a red lips adds so much to a simple casual outfit!

Diana Mieczan said...

Amy, isn't she? She is such a beauty:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Melisande, I totally agree! Red lips can really transform an outfit.

Diana Mieczan said...

I'm so happy that everyone likes the tips:) Yay!

amy b.s. said...

these are great little tricks to know.

Amber said...

I am so gonna try Nina's tip!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That wine glass tip is brilliant!

Helene og Henriette said...

Thanks for great tips!! Must try this soon!!

(Unfortunately my red dior lipstick broke in half on saturday :/ so now Im on the look for a new one... )

Wish you a great night :)
Love Helene

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love the tip about licking the wine glass before drinking... I'll have to try that!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh no, Helene! Hope you will find a new (favourite) one soon:)

Inés said...

Hey there!:
I have the best trick, I tell you, I´m an expert! I love red lips since college, along time ago! So, my best experience is MAC pro longwear lipcolour!, plus, it has no taste, and my husband love it...the problem is to take it of...but that´s for another trick!

Big hugs!
Inés

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Diana Mieczan said...

Inés, I am so going to pop by the MAC shop today to get one. Thanks so much!!!

tutto a posto said...

I do have a trick I use every time I apply lipstick. I take a tissue (or half a tissue to be green) cove my first finger with it and run it around the inside of my lips. This trick keeps lipstick off your teeth! Works every time!

Annie said...

great tips!

Lindsay R said...

i am so glad you shared this because i will never apply lipstick again without foundation! works wonderfully and keeps it looking fresh. thanks for the tips and i shared them on my blog today!
muah!

Diana Mieczan said...

Glad you liked the tip, Lindsay:) Thanks for your sweet comment. xo

pixelhazard said...

tip 1: Apply, dab with a tissue and reapply

tip 2: form an 'o' with your lips as you wrap the around your finger. sounds wierd but it gets any lipstick that may get on your teeth later

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