Why This $3 Lip Balm is Your New Makeup Bag MVP
The look was slept-in and sultry—makeup was almost artfully dishevelled: "Imagine [this girl] partying on an exotic island. She gets dressed up, dances all night and drinks champagne, wakes up the next morning, refreshes [her makeup] and then she goes out again. So basically it's a non-stop girl, she's an It-girl," says Stanislaus. (He had us at "exotic island".)
Foundation was applied sparingly (essentially in lieu of concealer) and blended out with the fingers. A custom shade of eyeshadow was swept onto lids (artists swept their brushes through multiple shades of the brand's soon-to-be-released Blushed Nudes Palette for each model), and Lasting Drama Gel Liner ($17) was nudged into the lashline with a slanted brush. Next, mascara. A generous coating of Lash Sensational ($22) was swiped onto both top and bottom lashes in a sideways direction, creating a slightly clumpy rock-chick effect: "I kind of like the spiky, one-day old mascara look." If using a fresh tube Stanislaus suggests waving the wand in the air until the formula dries up a little.
Now, for the star of the show, Baby Lips. The melted balm was applied sparingly to cotton tips and swept under lashes to help the liner and macsara run. (Yes. That's right, this look is all about looking intentionally dishevelled.) It was also brushed through brows, dabbed onto cheekbones and lips for a youthful vibe. Baby Lips won't last long IRL, so feel free to top up your cheekbones along with your lips if you're playing along at home.