I had the pleasure of working on Pippa & Bevan’s wedding a couple of weekends ago…it was a beautiful day with two very relaxed and effortlessly chic people. Pippa opted for a Hollywood glamour look with vibrant red lips….not an easy look to pull off and not an easy look to make last all day.

I was very pleased when the photographer Kathy from Cherish, mentioned that the red lip lasted all day.

So if you’re interested, here are the products I used and the technique to make a red lip last and last and last!

[1] I started with a lip pencil from Mac called Redd. I carefully lined and shaped the lips and filled in the entire lip area.

[2] I then added a layer of L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge lipstick in Refined Ruby. This lipstick is incredibly long-wearing and almost acts as a stain.

[3] The final layer was a Cream Lip Stain from Sephora called Always Red. This stain goes on like a gloss but dries matte in a thin layer that doesn’t flake.

In between each layer, I added a cream highlight called Luna from Mac, just to the middle of the bottom lip and the bow of the top lip. This adds definition and creates the illusion of fullness and shine (without that crappy, sticky gloss that your hair always gets caught in).

Check out all the beautiful pics from the wedding here.