The easiest part of a 1950s makeup look is the lips- bold, bright, and very, very red. It's hard to find a gloss or stick that holds its color, so what should you use?
Answer: the same thing you use on wood. Stain.
Lip stain stays on even after eating, and gives that great fifties red vibe. I use Elf brand- the two dollar "Crimson Crush". Make sure, though, that you color all of your lips, since it doesn't blend as well as sticks or glosses.