Bobbi Brown: Beauty Coach

Celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown shares her secrets for looking your best in every situation.

Makeup Tips From Bobbi Brown

Celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown shares her secrets for using lipstick, blush, bronzer, and everything in between.
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How do you stop lipstick from bleeding?

Elyse Silver, Boca Raton, FL

Bobbi: Lipstick migrates the most on dry lips, so during the winter months it's especially important to apply a rich balm at bedtime. By day, go for a moisturizing lip color (look for conditioning vitamin E or shea butter on labels); reserving long-lasting lipstick for special occasions, as they tend to be more drying.

Keep in mind that a topping of slippery gloss can make lipstick bleed. A fix: Hold color in place by lining your lips with a nude pencil that matches your lips, then fill in with your shade. Any color, including bolder reds and plums, will work with that pencil.

Next: How do I touch up my makeup without using a lot of products?

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