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.

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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 08.09.17

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

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Vanda says · 08.09.17

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!

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says · 08.09.17

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

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Jessica says · 08.09.17

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

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Kathy says · 08.09.17

Please, what is the NARS lip color?

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says · 08.09.17

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

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Alyssa says · 08.09.17

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

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Paige says · 08.09.17

I’m totally going to have to try this!

Paige
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Emily says · 08.09.17

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?

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chelsea says · 08.09.17

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

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Liz says · 08.09.17

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! 😊

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Lisa says · 08.09.17

I’m curious too!

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Kay Nguyen says · 08.09.17

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

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Natalie Helms says · 08.09.17

What is your nail color? I love it!!

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Krystal // The Krystal Diaries says · 08.09.17

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.

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Lindsey says · 08.09.17

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.

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Vivian says · 08.09.17

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.

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Kim says · 08.09.17

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

Kim

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Mandy says · 08.09.17

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

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April says · 08.09.17

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.

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Mollie says · 08.09.17

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

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Molly says · 08.09.17

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

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Mary says · 08.10.17

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!

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Katie says · 08.10.17

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.

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Megan says · 08.10.17

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

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Kate says · 08.11.17

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

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Kathy says · 08.15.17

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.

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Natalie says · 08.15.17

Fab! This sounds like a great product.

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