Wedding day Lipstick that will.not.budge.

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The only lipstick primer I’ve used, unless I’m totally forgetting something, is MAC prep + prime. It’s something I was sold years and years ago and I just decided that was going to be it.

I forgot to pack it when I headed up north for the summer festivities, including my sister’s wedding! So I ran over to the store one day and began looking around for lipstick primers.

So I looked. . .

and I looked. . .

And I found that not a lot of brands carry lipstick primer, either that or I just couldn’t easily find them.

I finally asked for help and was directed over to the Too Faced section. I picked up the lip insurance primer and went on my way.

I was so pleased with how it made my ALREADY long-wear lipstick last that I had to share it with you today!

I’m recreating this, of course, but this was my 2 step lipstick routine for my sister’s wedding day in which I didn’t have to reapply ONE SINGLE TIME!

First, on dry lips apply a thin later of Too Faced Lip Insurance primer. Let dry for 15 seconds.

Next, apply lip color of choice! I went with my new favorite from NARS (in shade “sex machine”) which is, in itself, already very long-wearing.

Then live and enjoy perfect lipstick for at least 6-8 hours.

More lipstick favorites? Check out here and here!

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Comments (28)

  1. Posted August 9, 2017

    15 seconds is a quick time for drying! Must-try!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  2. Vanda says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    What is the name of your Nars lip color? It looks gorgeous on you! It’s not showing up for me in the link. Thank you!

    • Nicole Shields says
      Posted August 9, 2017

      Hi Vanda! The shade is “sex machine” 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  3. Jessica says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    Does it feel sticky or drying once it’s on? That is always my issue with long-wear lipstick.

  4. Kathy says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    Please, what is the NARS lip color?

    • Nicole Shields says
      Posted August 9, 2017

      Hi Kathy! The shade is “sex machine” 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  5. Alyssa says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    I have to say I’m totally eyeing your nail color! It looks like the perfect neon red.

  6. Paige says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    I’m totally going to have to try this!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  7. Emily says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    I think this is probably a dumb question, but as a person who wears lipstick about twice a year…it lasts even through eating and drinking?

  8. chelsea says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    I use their Shadow Insurance eye makeup primer and it is pretty great as well! Excited to try this!

  9. Liz says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    If both were available, would you purchase the MAC or the Too Faced lip primer? Still looking forward to seeing pics from your sister’s wedding! 😊

    • Lisa says
      Posted August 9, 2017

      I’m curious too!

  10. Posted August 9, 2017

    Love this shade, it goes so well with your skin tone! Thanks for sharing <3

    https://www.myblackcloset.com/

  11. Natalie Helms says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    What is your nail color? I love it!!

  12. Posted August 9, 2017

    Oh I have to try this lipstick primer. I’ve been using one from Bite but I don’t love and it kind of drys out my lips.

  13. Lindsey says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    I will definitely try this! I love the look of lipstick, but I usually skip it altogether because I never have time to reapply during the day.

  14. Vivian says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    I absolutely love Sex Machine by Nars! It’s such a great color on so many skin tones. It looks so much different on my lips though than it does in your photos! It is more light, dusty rose pink.

    tinyteathings.blogspot.com

  15. Kim says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    That’s a beautiful color! I’m going to a wedding in a few weeks so I needed this!

    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me – summer pastels!

  16. Mandy says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    I’ve found the Nars lip crayons to be, well, not very long wearing. (On me.) I wonder if a primer would change this?

  17. April says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    Have you tried the lip primer with the Nars velvet lip glides as well? I would be curious if it would work with that too.

  18. Mollie says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    HI Kate – have you found that this still works when you have a glossy lipstick or just matte?

  19. Molly says
    Posted August 9, 2017

    What us your nail color?? I love it!!

  20. Mary says
    Posted August 10, 2017

    Totally off topic… have you tried Origin’s Vitazing? It’s a great tinted moisturizer, starts out sort of a pale green/gray and instantly adjusts to match your skin tone. LOVE IT!

  21. Katie says
    Posted August 10, 2017

    How was you sister’s wedding? How come whenever you go anywhere where you really need to look great you forget an important makeup product? it happens to me EVERY TIME. I need to get some of that primer, I can’t stand constantly checking and reapplying lipstick, so I usually just don’t wear it.

    http://thestunningstuff.com

  22. Megan says
    Posted August 10, 2017

    Kate, have you tried lipsense? I have heard so many mixed reviews, I’d love to hear your take on it!

    • Kate says
      Posted August 11, 2017

      I have but it isn’t for me! Didn’t like the feeling or alcohol taste!

  23. Kathy says
    Posted August 15, 2017

    What am I doing wrong?? I bought this in the hopes it would work at keeping my lipstick from transferring. I used it, then put my lipstick on, kissed my son goodbye and he had a huge lipstick mark on his forehead. HELP!!!! What am I doing wrong. I really want this to work.

  24. Natalie says
    Posted August 15, 2017

    Fab! This sounds like a great product.