I need some tips on how to make regular lipsticks last longer. I have a beautiful lighter grey ipstick that only lasts an hour or two at the most :(
When it comes to lipstick, one of the most frustrating occurrences is when you perfectly apply a beautiful shade only to have it wear off in just a few hours time. Luckily there are a few little handy tips and tricks you can use to keep your lipstick looking fresh and fabulous.
Skip the lip balm
It’s often said that you should moisturise lips before applying lipstick and whilst I agree to some point, I think it should be done well in advance (like 2-3 hours or the night before) although lip balm can hydrate the lips and make them nice and smooth, it can also cause the lipstick to have too much “slip” resulting in it moving about all over the place
Try a lip primer
Adding on to the above, instead of lip balm try a lip primer, these are significantly waxier than lip balms and contain special ingredients that are designed to give a clean and long lasting base for lipstick. I recommend: MAC Prep & Prime Lip Primer and Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer
Use a lip liner
“Use a lip liner!” it’s a term heard so often that it starts to sound like a broken record, but it really does help. Obviously you may struggle to find one that matches your lipstick colour so go for a nude instead. Either line the outside of your lips to prevent feathering or bleeding or for serious staying power fill in your entire lips (the waxy formula will help the lipstick last longer but can also dry out your lips so don’t do it every day)
Change your formula
Sometimes the formula just won’t cut it. Liquid lipsticks and 2-step lipsticks tend to be significantly longer lasting than tradition bullets and although it sucks to find a gorgeous unique shade in a sub-par formula if staying power is what you’re after you may have to look elsewhere
Set it with powder
It will change the finish of your lipstick and it will dull down the colour, but it’s proven that setting creams with powders makes them last a lot longer. It’s not my favourite tip, but it does work. Just apply your lipstick as normal, split a tissue in half so you only have one ply, place it over your lips and dust them with a little powder.
I hope I helped you and if you need anything else feel free to ask.
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