the Jeanne Damas melted lipstick trick

One thing I did not expect after getting bangs was how much my beauty routine would shift.

Makes sense, really. I used to be all about a pretty neutral face & a bold brow but these days, brows come secondary thanks to the bangs.

After I got mine – which were a bit unintentional {went in for long curtain bangs & a lob and out with full on bangs} – I really had no idea what to do.

Sooooo- I got to researching online. Pinterest, really, was my best friend & a gold mine.

As I figured out how to style them and the rest of my beauty routine was when I became fully acquainted with Jeanne Damas.

essellesse talks Jeanne Damas's lipstick trick for the perfect melted lip!

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FIRST OFF- HOW HAVE I MISSED OUT ON HER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS?! Seriously though. Real question.

Second, after following her and reading about her and her style, I’m in love. I love her effortless approach – especially when it comes to beauty.

In fact, after getting bangs, all I read about was the upkeep & styling, & how to blowdry, etc. Then I meet Jeanne on Pinterest & all she does? Shampoo everyday, a quick air dry, & maybe a dry shampoo if necessary. C’est fin. ***deletes hair dryer from amazon cart***

Talk about a breath of fresh air.

One thing Jeanne is known for is her red lips.

So naturally, my next google search was: “Jeanne Damas lipstick”

….& consider my world shook.

Basically, she is all about that melted lipstick look. & all you need is your fingers, a Q-tip & some micellar water.

Here is exactly what Jeanne does via British Vogue

I love not using any eye makeup and putting on a vibrant lipstick. I’ll show you how I do it: I put on loads of moisturizer [lip balm] to keep them hydrated. People ask me what colour I’m wearing, but I mix them together, so it’s not really one colour. I often use MAC – I like it. And I put loads on like this: [in video, she applies with finger tapping at the lips and going outside the lines] so it really absorbs and has that “melted “look. You look a bit like a clown, but… [take a] cotton bud, some Bioderma [Micellar Water] & now I do this: [in video, she takes off whatever is outside the lip line], & take it all off. There we go!”

Watch Jeanne in the video here.

SO- easy enough!

essellesse talks Jeanne Damas's lipstick trick for the perfect melted lip!

Just take your finger on your lipstick and tap it on your lips.

In the photos, I was using my phone as a mirror and went a little extreme with it for the sake of the post… but you get it.

I’m wearing MAC Russian Red here {this one is my fav for blue eyes}, but Jeanne also loves Ruby Woo, Diva, & Viva Glam 3. Try mixing your fave lipsticks for a signature colour!

Inexpensive Dupes for the above MAC products:

Diva = Maybelline Divine Wine
Viva Glam 3 = Wet ‘N’ Wild Dark Wine
Ruby Woo = Wet ‘N’ Wild Spotlight Red
Russian Red = L’Oreal Refined Ruby

essellesse talks Jeanne Damas's lipstick trick for the perfect melted lip!
essellesse talks Jeanne Damas's lipstick trick for the perfect melted lip!

Then, clean up the edges with some micellar or makeup remover, wash your hands & you are done!

tip: sometimes, instead of washing my hands, I pat the leftover on my fingers on my cheeks for a subtle glow!

I am personally loving this melted look & I swear, my beauty routine went from like 20 minutes to 5 minutes.

I’ve also been doing it with all my lipsticks from creme finishes, metallic finishes, & even liquid matte {which btw I am LOVING Lawless}.

Give it a go! It gives that “just been kissed” or “just casually snacking on some berries” look which I think is so fun.

essellesse talks Jeanne Damas's lipstick trick for the perfect melted lip!

Hope everyone has a great week! We are off to Florida. Spending some time in Orlando, then perhaps Miami, the Everglades, & Key West… we are kinda playing this by ear? Basically, we will make gametime decisions with each day on where to go or just go back to California. Any reccs in either of them? Let us know – only thing we have booked is Orlando!

Talk soon,

x SLS

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5 Comments

  1. 2.6.20
    Jordan Nelson said:

    I have a real appreciation for women who can wear ONLY lipstick. I might give this a try though. I’m glad to see she loads on the moisturizer for her lips because i live in the desert and my lips are constantly chapped.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Cheers,
    Jordan | http://www.dailycupofjojo.com

  2. 2.6.20
    Heather said:

    I’ve never heard of this technique, but I’ve always loved that lived-in look with lipstick. You look gorgeous!

  3. 2.6.20

    Girllll – the bangs are killing on you – and this lip color is truly perfect. so gorgeous sista! xoxo!

  4. 2.6.20
    Ilse said:

    Looks so good! love the red on you!

    xo, Ilse
    http://livelearnluxeit.com

  5. 2.6.20
    Jessica said:

    Chic look! I’d definitely try this. Thanks for the tip dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com