Hey, blog fam! Welcome back to #AskDerek, a series where I highlight and answer questions that I get from fans on Facebook (Derek Murawski), Twitter (@DerekPlease), Snapchat (DerekPlease) and Instagram (@DerekPlease). Beauty-related or not!
On Facebook, Laura asks:
I have to #AskDerek... how do you feel about all the rave with people doing ombre lips? Any nifty tips? Here's one I did months ago...
Hey, Laura! Thanks for your interesting #AskDerek. I personally feel that ombre lips are awesome, and so on trend with the contouring and highlighting craze. Giving our lips lighter or darker color in certain areas can certainly change the way they look, and it's fun to see how people are experimenting.
I see you're using the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick. Great choice! I do have a few tips with that one. First, make sure you use a lip scrub and a lip mask before any liquid lip. This will keep your liquid lip from drying your lips out and looking a mess. But from the looks of your picture, you already knew that! Slay.
The real secret with JSC VLL is to work in coats. It will last so much longer if you apply 2-3 coats, versus one. The color payoff with multiple coats? Insane. Gorgeous. Flawless. Like you!