Most lipsticks typically last a few hours and wear out before you’ve had the chance to really rock your looks and even lipstick brands that promise a more lasting effect doesn’t seem to deliver on their promise.
So how do you make that amazing look you’ve achieved last all day? By following some of our tried and true long-lasting lipstick secrets.
Here are some tips to make your lipsticks last longer. You should try them out:
1. Healthy Lips is Key
No matter how great a brand of lipstick you have, it will wear off in no time if your lips are dry, chapped, or cracked. To make your lipstick last longer strive for healthier lips. Gently exfoliate your lips regularly with a good exfoliating cream.
You also should apply a lip balm or moisturizer just before going to bed so soft and supple in the morning.
2. Try a Lip Primer
Lip primers, just like other primers, work in two ways; they heighten your make-up effect and also makes it last longer.
Apply a thin film of lip primer just before applying the lipstick and blend it in to make that look last longer.
3. Use a Lip Pencil
Pick a lip pencil in the right shade to line your lips just before applying your lipstick. This will not just make your lipstick last longer, it will also prevent it from smearing.
4. Create an Undercoat Using the Lip Liner
Yet another good way to make your lipstick last longer is to fill your entire lips using the lip liner before applying your lipstick. This creates a kind of ‘first layer’ of lipstick which you top up with the main lipstick.
5. Make Use of a Lip Brush
Applying your lipstick directly is fine, but for a more staying power, make use of a brush to apply. You should also apply it carefully so it doesn’t smudge and ruin your looks.
6. Blot and Re-apply
After applying your lipstick, blot with a tissue to remove emollients and excess oil from the first layer then re-apply. Doing this increases the pigment concentration to make it last longer.
7. Use Powder
If you like a matte look for your lipstick then you should finish off this look by applying a little powder. However, you shouldn’t put this powder directly on your lips; hold a layer of tissue over your lips and apply through this to your lips.
8. Use Gloss Sparingly
Use just a dot of gloss applied to the center of your lips. The idea behind this is to apply gloss only where it’s most likely to catch the light.
9. Opt for a Straw!
Drinking straight from a glass can take most of your lipstick off. To make your lipstick last longer use a straw each time you need to have a drink.