Watch a few minutes of The Real Housewives or Vanderpump Rules and one thing is instantly clear: These Bravolebs aren’t afraid of a little glamour — something makeup artist Priscilla DiStasio (aka Ms. Priscilla) knows better than anyone. DiStasio has glammed up every Bravolebrity from Kyle Richards to Stassi Schroeder to Ramona Singer to Teresa Giudice. (Watch her in action in the video above.)
So how does she ensure each Bravo star is always looking 100? “Every look should have its own ‘X factor’ and a bold lip is sometimes just what you need,” she told The Lookbook.
For example, “I love giving Lisa Vanderpump a bright pink lip because she rocks it like no other. She will always be pretty in pink!” DiStasio said. But whatever hue she goes with — whether it's ruby red on Ariana Madix or a peony shade on Stassi Schroeder — she always begins with a trick as important as it is simple: “To make a bold lip look its best and lock in the color, outline lips with a concealer first to correct and perfect and really make the color pop. You don't want your lips fading halfway though your day — or scene!”
Ahead, Ms. Priscilla’s five favorite go-to pinks and reds, plus a few more tips she uses on Bravolebrities.
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Morange
“A long time ago when I was a MAC Cosmetics Artist, this bright, bold orangey-red was my ‘signature color’ for when I wanted to stand out. My trick was (and still is!) first to color your full lips in with MAC Cosmetics’ Cherry Lip Liner and then add creamy, lustrous ‘Morange’ right to the center of your lips, and magic is instantly created! It made me a pretty popular MAC girl at the time!”
Too Faced Throwback Lipstick in Too Too Hot
"I adore Too Faced anything, but this color from the ‘Throwback’ collection is a fav! ‘Too Too Hot’ is a creamy, metallic lipstick that has just enough sparkle to go with all of your holiday festivities."
Morphe Lip Gloss in Sway
“This gloss is super shiny, but without any sticky-gooey feeling and because it’s pigmented it looks amazing alone or as a topper to enhance a bright pink lip for your day or night fun!”
Priscilla x Rincon Lipstick in Housewife
“I love this empowering color so much because, first of all, I got to name it ‘Housewife!'" said Miss Priscilla of the bold red from her namesake collection with Rincon Cosmetics. “It’s also just that perfect retro red. It has a velvet matte texture that doesn't bleed and lasts all day long. Ariana Madix looked simply stunning wearing the shade for a night out in L.A. She looked fierce!”
Priscilla x Rincon Lipstick in Bella
“I love to use this color on Miss Stassi Schroeder! She always has an amazing tan, and with her blonde locks she is literally a Barbie coming to life! The color is very bold and pigmented yet it doesn't come off too strong, and I especially like mixing it with mauve color lip liners.”
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