Lipstick has the amazing ability to brighten, boost and complete any makeup look. Whether you’re a lover of red, pink or even blue lipstick there’s one thing lipstick lovers have in common – we’re always on the hunt for the perfect lipstick. The ideal lipstick is one that doesn’t smudge and fade in just a couple of hours. Whilst so many lipsticks promise up to 15 hour wear often the reality is more like 3-4 hours wear. Unfortunately there isn’t a magical lipstick that lasts forever an a day, but you can prolong the life of your lipstick by using these 5 simple long lasting lipstick tricks.
Long lasting lipstick tricks no 1 – Prep your lips
To give your lipstick the best chance possible you need to prepare your lips. By removing dry and flaky skin you are giving your lipstick a smooth surface to apply to. After all lipstick always has the uncanny ability to stick to any dry skin it comes across which results in a uneven blocky look. Tom Ford lip exfoliator is a great product to exfoliate your lips.
Long lasting lipstick tricks no 2 – Use concealer or foundation
Long lasting lipstick tricks no 3 – Line your lips
Fed up of your lipstick bleeding all the time? The best way to avoid this is to use a lip liner first. Apply it to the outline of your lips and fill the colour in so your lipstick has a base to bind to.
Long lasting lipstick tricks no 4 – Use a brush
By using a lip brush to apply your lipstick you can layer the colour and build it up so it has stronger pigment and longevity. Brushes are also perfect for guiding the colour where you want it to go. Perfect for when your favourite lipstick has been used so much it’s lost its shape.
Long lasting lipstick tricks no 5 – Set your lips
First you’ll want to remove any excess lipstick by blotting your lips gently with a issue. After you’ve removed any excess product use a translucent powder to fix the colour and help prolong its staying power.