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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer

There is nothing worse than having to keep your favorite lip products in every bag and every pocket due to fear of fading lip color.  There has been a rise in priming products, but do these products actually work?  I have some tips and tricks that will keep your pout looking perfect all day (and night) long!


Exfoliate

Scrub your lips with the rest of your face while you're in the shower in the morning. A gentle exfoliator will smooth over the flakes that come with winter's chapped lips.

Moisturize

 With the temperatures dropping faster than you can say "pumpkin spice latté," moisturizing everything, including your lips is key. Stock up on a long-lasting chapstick to keep your pucker from getting chapped and use it before applying lipstick to help it go on smoothly. Blot with a tissue to remove any excess cream.


Apply Concealer

With a brush, gently wipe a light concealer over the lips. This gives you a nice clear line for when you add your lip liner. It also creates a nice base for your lipstick, bringing out its true color.

Lipliner

Begin by using your favorite lipliner and begin at the Cupid’s Bow of the upper lip and trace the outer part of your lips. Once the lips are lined you are going to use the same liner pencil to fill them in. This is extremely important as this will lay the foundation for the lipstick you apply on top. Simply turn the liner onto its side and color in the rest of the lip.


Lipstick

Now it’s time to apply your lipstick. One of the things that will help your lipstick look it’s best is to use a lip brush to put on the lipstick instead of applying it directly from the tube. As we age we get small crevasses in our lips, when you use the lipstick from the tube the color lays on the top surface of the lips only. Using a brush allows the color to really get into the lip and helps it stay longer. Dip the lip brush into the lipstick and pack the color onto the lips to get a sort of stained effect. Now take a tissue and blot your lips a couple of times to really press the color into your lips. Now go back in with your lipstick and apply a second coat of color.

Concealer

To help clean up around the lips and give them a clean edge, wipe off your lip brush really well to remove the lipstick and use a concealer to clean up the edges.


Having amazing lips with color that will last is easy. Regardless of whether you are wearing the perfect red holiday lip, or just want to get the most wear from your lipstick, these simple steps will make sure your lips stay looking their best all night.

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