Lipstick is one of the most important tools in a woman’s makeup arsenal, but it can be one of the most frustrating as well. It seems like no matter how long you spend applying it, it always rubs off or fades away too quickly.
Lipstick is one of those beauty products that can really make or break your look. But if you’re constantly having to reapply it, it can be a major pain. Have you ever applied your lipstick only to have it fade away an hour later? If you’re looking for ways to make your lipstick last longer, you’ve come to the right place! Here are five easy tips to follow.
Exfoliate your lips
A quick way to make your lipstick last longer is to start with softer, more hydrated lips. “I always tell my clients to start with a lip scrub. This will help remove any dead skin cells and allow the color to adhere better,” says New York City-based makeup artist Danielle Vanier.
For a gentle DIY lip scrub, mix together 1 teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil. Rub the mixture onto your lips in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse off with warm water and follow up with your favorite lip balm.
Apply a lip primer
Before applying your lipstick, it’s important to prep your lips with a lip primer. This will help to create a smooth canvas for your lipstick and also make it last longer. Just apply a small amount of primer to your lips and blend it in.
Once your lips are prepped, apply your lipstick as usual. If you want an extra-long lasting effect, you can also dust some translucent powder over your lips after applying the lipstick. This will help to set the color and make it last even longer.
Choose a long-wearing lipstick formula
When it comes to finding a lipstick that will last through your next meeting, date, or night out, the most important thing to look for is a long-wearing lipstick formula. There are plenty of great options on the market, but not all of them are created equal.
To help you find the best long-wearing lipstick for your needs, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite formulas that will stay put no matter what. From matte lipsticks to liquid lipsticks and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.
Here are our picks for the best long-wearing lipsticks:
blot your lipstick after application
After you apply your lipstick, take a tissue and press it firmly against your lips. This will remove any excess lipstick and help it to stay in place longer. You can also try using a setting powder on your lips after blotting to help your lipstick last even longer.
Set your lipstick with powder
One of the best ways to make your lipstick last longer is to set it with powder. All you need to do is apply your lipstick as usual, then dip a fluffy makeup brush into some translucent powder. Tap off any excess and then press the powder onto your lips. This will help to absorb any excess oil and keep your lipstick in place for hours.
Use a lip liner
A lip liner will help to define your lips and give them a little bit of extra staying power. First, use the lip liner to outline your lips. Then, fill in your lips with the lip liner. This will create a barrier between your lipstick and your skin, helping to keep the lipstick in place. Finally, apply your lipstick on top of the lip liner.
Avoid oily foods
Oily foods can cause your lipstick to break down and wear off quickly. To make your lipstick last longer, avoid eating foods that are high in oil, such as fried foods, salad dressings, and butter.
Touch up throughout the day
Lipstick is one of those products that can make or break your look. A great color can give you a boost of confidence, while a bad shade can leave you feeling self-conscious. Even if you’ve found your perfect hue, there’s one more hurdle to overcome: getting it to last.
There are a few things you can do totouch up throughout the day and make your lipstick last longer.
- Use a lip primer.
- Line your lips with a pencil.
- Apply your lipstick with a brush.
- Blot with tissue and powder.
- Touch up with gloss or balm.