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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How to Make Your Lipstick Smudge-Proof & Kiss-Proof

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Know Cosmetics.  All opinions are 100% my own.
Kiss proof lipstick from Know Cosmetics
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I can honestly say that I did NOT wear lipstick until just a couple years ago.  Why you ask.  Because it always bugged me when it would wear off, and you would be left with that ring around the outer corner of your lips, looking like you had no lipcolor on, just lipliner.  That look may have been all the rage in the 90's, but it's not a look I want to rock anymore.  Not to mention annoying, it's also embarrassing!  I would go to quite a few different work meetings, and later when I'd look in the mirror in the bathroom, I fount that it had half rubbed off or had even gotten on my teeth too.  How embarrassing!

I finally found the solution though.  Know Cosmetics' "No, My Lips are Sealed" is a clear topcoat that you can apply over any lipstick to keep it from fading, smudging or transferring.  It goes on clear, is odorless and non-sticky, and it also hydrates your lips.  My verdict?  This stuff really works!  What I love most about it is that I can just apply it on top of any lipstick I already own.  And it lasts for hours.  I honestly forgot I was even wearing it...or lipstick!  My lips felt pretty normal, but just a bit more moisturized than normal. 

Know Cosmetics has some other great products too.  No Bleeding Lips, No Dark Shadows, No Thing Lips, and another one of my favorites No Bare Brows.  For this look I first applied No Dark Shadows which is a waterproof complexion enhancer.  It works as a concealer and an enhancer, covering up dark circles or spots and lightning them and your overall complexion.  Next I applied my usual foundation and powder.  And then comes the brows.  If you haven't ever used a brow pencil before, it is such a game changer!  This one is a 4-in-1 brow shaping kit.  One end is a brow coloring pencil, and the other end is a clear taming wax.  It also comes with a sharpener cap for the pencil and a brow brush cap.  I brushed my brows until they are in the desired shape, then I used the pencil to color them in a bit to make them look a little fuller.  I brushed them again, and then I applied the taming wax.

For the lips I started by using No Bleeding Lips.  This product is a clear lip liner that goes on before your lip gloss or lipstick, and it keeps your lipcolor from bleeding or feathering.  This is another one of my pet peeves.  I cannot stand when lipstick bleeds, so this product will be another one I'll be using quite a bit!  Next I applied the No Thin Lips lip plumper.  Then use your favorite lipstick and follow it with the No My Lips are Sealed topcoat.  Shake the bottle and apply a generous amount of the topcoat.  Wipe the applicator clean and place it back in the tube.  Let the top coat dry for 1-2 minutes, and then test it.  I kissed my hands.  I kissed Leighton.  I drank coffee.  And my lipstick didn't smudge, bleed or transfer!  Have you tried Know Cosmetics (sold at Sephora)?  Do you wear lipstick?  What are your biggest pet peaves when wearing lipstick?

Kiss proof lipstick from Know Cosmetics
Kiss proof lipstick from Know CosmeticsKiss proof lipstick from Know CosmeticsKiss proof lipstick from Know Cosmetics
Kiss proof lipstick from Know Cosmetics
Kiss proof lipstick from Know Cosmetics

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Aline Rocha Taddei Brodbeck said...

Amazing make up, honey!

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Vickie said...

I'm going to try this!

Laura Mitbrodt said...

That lip colour looks so good on you

Nataly Schma said...

I don't really wear lipstick that often either for the same reason! I need to give this a try! Love that color on you. xo, Nataly

Kelsey Hill said...

Ah i really need to try this stuff!!! I am always worried about my color coming off when I wear lipstick out! Such a cool idea!

xo Kelsey |

April said...

That lip color is so pretty! I definitely need this product. I constantly apply lipstick because it never lasts long. Great post!

Shira said...

That sounds amazing! I definitely need to check it out. The worst is when your lipstick migrates down your face throughout the day!

Stephanie Whitman said...

I really love wearing a bright lip color, but I'm always avoiding them since my boyfriend says it's too messy to kiss me when I have them on haha!! This product would be a lifesaver, and the rest of the line sounds incredible as well. I love the idea of keeping my colors from feathering! Plus, the packaging is super cute. I'll have to check them out!!

Stephanie //

Lauryncakes | Lauryn Hock said...

Honestly, at first from your title, I thought you had started selling lipsense. I am so glad that isn't true and there is another alternative!!!

xo, Lauryn

Ruth Maldonado said...

I LOVE lipstick. I wear all different colors and one of the things I hate is that I have to carry it with me everywhere because it comes off. I see lipsense everywhere and I just haven't wanted to try it because of the sticker price. I just cannot justify $25 for one shade of lipstick. I love this idea and am totally going to check it out!

Annie Lail said...

Gorgeous lip color! I love your bed decor as well :)

Ashley said...

Cutie!!! This stuff sounds amazing! I need to give it a try!

Meghan said...

I need to try this stuff out. It sounds amazing!!!

Maggie Zemanek said...

I definitely think I need to check this out! Sounds awesome!

Sydney Power said...

this lip colours look fantastic

BNBstyling said...

Such a pretty color girl I got to try this!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Thank you for introducing us to this. It sounds like a great alternative to LipSense which costs so much. I already have plenty of lipsticks I love so I would love something like this to add on top of them already. I have to check out Sephora. How much do these products run?