How To Make Your Lipstick Last Long
Whether you do the bare minimum with your makeup or you love that full glam life, if there’s one makeup product that we all love and use every day it is a lipstick! They say lipstick is not just a makeup product, its free therapy. Feeling sad? Just put on a bright lipstick and instantly lift up your mood. Feeling exhausted? You’re just one lipstick swipe away from looking healthy and well-rested. Truly a lipstick can be your savior in all situations. But as much as we all adore this product, we all struggle with one problem and that is of our lipsticks fading after a few hours of application. Because of this problem, many of us need to carry one around all the time in our purse for retouches which can be another hassle altogether. But, fret not. Just check out our list of simple tips and tricks you can use to ensure your lipstick stays in place all day.
Always remember a good lipstick application always starts with smooth lips. If your lips are chapped or crusty no lipstick will last on you no matter what technique you use to apply it. So make sure your lips are nicely prepped before you even begin putting on your lipstick. To prep your lips and have them feeling nice and smooth you need to exfoliate them. You can use a lip scrub for this purpose or even a toothbrush. Just scrub your lips prior to your makeup application and ensure all the dead skin has been removed. Once that’s done, apply a layer of lip balm or simple petroleum jelly to make sure your lips are well hydrated.
The key to making your lipstick last longer is to always use a lip liner first. To really ensure that your lipstick stays put throughout the day, us your lip liner to not only outline your lips but to in fact fill the entire lip with it completely. This way, your lip liner acts as a first layer or base for your lipstick. When you apply your lipstick on top of this liner, it will definitely stay on for the entire day!
Blot and re-apply:
If you don’t have lip liners in the color as your lipstick you can use this method to ensure your lipstick stays on for as long as you want. All you need to do is apply your lipstick as you usually would. Then, take a tissue paper and press it between your lips to take off any excess lipstick. Once you’ve done that, apply a second layer of lipstick. This will ensure that your lipstick does not budge through the day!
This might be obvious for a lot of people but had to be mentioned! The best way to ensure that your lipstick lasts long is to use a liquid lipstick instead of a regular bullet lipstick. Liquid lipsticks dry onto your lips completely and are transfer-proof for the most part. Although they can be too drying for some people, by prepping your lips well before the application you can definitely avoid that dry feeling.