Your 12 Biggest Beauty Disasters -- Solved!
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The Disaster: Bleeding LipstickThe scenario: You went with a red lip for your dinner date, but as you're eating you get paranoid that it's bleeding and creeping into the fine lines around your mouth.
What to do: A little prep work can minimize the damage. When you line your lips, make sure to fill in your entire lips with pencil too. This will help your color last longer and will also prevent the "outline only" look. But if you're still worried that your lipstick is bleeding, one is to excuse yourself and head to the bathroom to reapply. But if you feel that would be rude, you could opt to wipe off what's left with your napkin (subtly, of course) so you're left with a bare lip. Hey, it's better than bleeding lip color, right? Plus, you can just reapply after dinner.