How To Kiss Proof Lips

Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin.

That or a kick-ass red lipstick.

Gwyneth Paltrow


This is a good season as any to trade your Little Black Dress for red like this Powerful Goddess wearing her favorite!  If you insist on black, add chic confidence to your smile with a shade of scarlet. The better to be ready for the many hugs and kisses you’re giving and getting through the holidays!  

See which of these crimsons suit you:  Christian Dior’s 999, MAC’s Lady Danger, Obsessive Compulsive’s Stalker, NARS’ Cruella, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte No. 38, YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Mats No. 201.  And here’s how to kiss-proof those pouty red lips:

Start by gently exfoliating your lips with a wet cotton ball and applying olive oil (blot out excess) for a smooth, flakeless canvas.  Shade lips with a soft pencil that matches the natural color of your mouth or preferred lipstick.  Outline the rim or your lips to create a bumper that helps minimize color bleeding.  Apply a coat of lipstick from the center of your mouth outward (use a brush, your finger, or apply straight from the tube).  Use a cotton ball to dab face powder and seal in color.  Reapply a second coat of lipstick plus powder and voila!  

 Ready or not–here I come with my own mistletoe!  Ho-ho-ho!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 08:24:08

    A very beautiful and sexy Goddess…in that red dress, OMGoddess! When a woman touches her hair as she is and has that look on her face, I am so melted. The most amazing Goddess in my life (so far) was able to put the finishing touches on what it took to melt me and she knew it. The twist of her hair around a finger or the simple hair flip as she walked in or away, I became putty in her hands. No makeup trick was able to keep the lipstick on once the kissing started.

    Mistletoe…willing lips…I’m waiting! 😉

    Merry Christmas…


    • Sharon Birke
      Jan 05, 2014 @ 16:02:00

      There certainly is nothing sweeter than the mistletoe + willing lips combo!
      Thanks for the love throughout the year, Mountain, and the Happiest of New Possibilities to you!


  2. Stephanie popper
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 09:02:35

    Very beautiful love red Chanel makes great reds.Lets get together and do a sexy photo shoot.Merry X Mas xoxo


    • Sharon Birke
      Jan 05, 2014 @ 16:07:46

      Thanks so much for this, Steph–
      How in the world did I forget to list Chanel?

      And, yes, there’s no better way to warm up the winter than cozy portraits with me. Bring a couple of your favorite women and let’s make it a party!


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