Makeup Tips From Bobbi Brown

Celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown shares her secrets for using lipstick, blush, bronzer, and everything in between.
apply-red-lipstick

Credit: Getty Images

prev 4 of 34 next

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?

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!