BITE Beauty- Line and Define Lip Primer:A 100% natural, moisturizing formula that instantly preps, plumps, and primes the lips. Active ingredients: lauroyl lysine and silica helps to naturally nourish lips, retain long-term color, and prevent feathering. Resveratrol, jojoba oil, and argan oil conditions and smoothes, while the perfect amount of mint plumps for naturally sumptuous lips.
Basically, you can't (it would be a crime), to wear bold red lips without using this first. Period.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red: The wonderful ladies at Sephora assured me that this red looked good on everyone, however, I'm not very trusting- especially when it comes to makeup...only I know what I like. Thank goodness Sephora is a safe haven for sampling and experimenting. I could spend days there...days- no food needed, just skincare and makeup. After swiping on this warm, blood red shade across my lips, I knew I had found the one. At only $12 a pop, I had to have it...you know my motto (say it with me y'all), "You can't afford not to buy it."
Check out this amazing beauty video by one of my favorite stores Space N.K
(ps- they share an additional step great for creamier formulas that aren't naturally long lasting. However, if you're using the Sephora Cream Lip stain, you won't need it– it's already long lasting!)