Have you ever wondered how to make your lipstick last all day and not wind up with that terrible faded lip line? Don’t fret over faded lipstick − I’ll show you how to make the most out of your lipsticks which don’t seem to…well, stick. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do at home to help your lipstick last all day. Drum roll, please − get ready for some of the easiest and most useful tips and tricks to help lipstick stay on longer! Check out these helpful hints to make your lipstick last all day even after dinner, drinks, and dancing!
How to Make Your Lipstick Last All Day and Night!
Step 1. Exfoliate
Did you know that simply exfoliating your lips could help make your lipstick application much more effective? All you need is a soft baby toothbrush and some lip scrub, and you’re good to go. No need for anything fancy. Grab your good old toothbrush and scrub those lips to say goodbye to dry or chapped lips.
Step 2. Moisturize
This is a very important makeup tip. Before you put any product on your face, right after you clean or wash your face, apply a layer lip balm on your lips. This will give you time to boost your lips’ moisture and elasticity while prepping the rest of your face. Applying lip balm also protects your lips after exfoliating. Remember to stay away from lip balms with alcohol, flavors, and fragrance as this will dry out your lips more.
Step 3. Apply Lip Liner
If you want to make your lipstick last all day, line your lips first. Pick a lip liner shade closest to the shade of your lips. Don’t stop at the outer corners − it is also a good idea to fill your lips in a little, making the liner act as a sort of primer. Use a lip brush to blend the lip liner color in for even coverage.
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Step 4. Apply First Layer Lipstick
Next is to take out a long wear lipstick or any lipstick of your choice and use the same lip brush you used with the lip liner to apply the first layer. Swipe on a small amount of the lipstick at a time. You don’t want an overly generous application, or it will only come off.
Here’s a tip! We recommend you use a matte lipstick. The drier texture usually makes for a longer wear. But if you have really dry lips, try a more nourishing formula because matte lippies won’t do you any favors.
Step 5. Blot
This is a MUST to remove excess oil from the first layer of your lipstick and to keep lipstick on longer! Notice how some tissue paper come in 2- or 3-ply? Separate the layers and get a thin single piece of the tissue layer. Use this single ply to blot your lips.
Step 6. Powder
Or, you can also do the powder trick! Here’s how to make lipstick last longer using powder. Stick a thin or a one-ply tissue to your lips. With a big fluffy makeup brush, take any loose powder and dab your makeup brush in it. Now pat on the powder over the tissue on your lips. This will help take out the excess oil from your lips, giving you a clean finish and long-wearing lipstick.
Step 7. Apply the Second Layer
We are not done ye!. Apply a second coating directly from the tube for full IMPACT! Remember not to overdo it or you’ll ruin your whole lip look and have to start over.
Step 8. Finish it Up with a Concealer!
Finally, tidy up the edges and you’re good to go! To do this, use a concealer and work on the areas with rough edges or where you may have gone over the line. By applying the lip liner first and creating your base with it, cleaning up after will be much easier.
Makeup and Lipstick Ideas:
- You’re good to go with a lip liner and one layer of lipstick for day wear (steps 1 through 6).
- Go on and complete steps 1 through 8 if you’re going out to an event or a night out for long-lasting lipstick.
- You can also check out this infographic for the steps to get a flawless lipstick for a flawless pout!
Check out this video from Peachy on how to fake big lips or change your lip shape:
Your lipstick is important, if not the most important, part of your whole makeup look. You draw a lot of attention to your mouth when you smile or talk, and people are sure to notice! Knowing how to make your lipstick last longer from day to night will save you the trouble of having to check it every minute or so. We are positive these tips will make it to your arsenal of beauty secrets. Feel confident and vibrant all day in a lipstick that lasts just as long!
Have you recreated this makeup tutorial for your lips? We’d love to know if you made your lipstick last all day with these tips. Do share your experience in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 26, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy!