Having your lipstick last is a major challenge to a lot of females. It’s personally a huge problem for me but I realised how to solve it with some of the tips you’re about to see. You too can make your lipstick last without getting the twenty four hour kind of lipstick. Some of these tips include;
Prepare Your Lips. Exfoliate your lips gently, using a soft toothbrush, and follow this by hydrating your lips. You can apply lip balm, or you can also use a moisturiser. Also remember to wipe off the excess before applying your lipstick, or your lips will be too greasy for the color to stick.
Lip Line. Using a pencil to line your lips will make your lipstick last longer. It’s not necessary to match the lipstick color; you can use a nude liner so it’ll fit any color. Another way to make your lipstick last longer is to use the lip liner to fill in your lips as an ‘undercoat,’ in the same way that you would prepare a wall before painting.
Applying it right. For lasting lipstick, you should use a brush to apply other than applying it directly from the lipstick. Don’t overload the brush with color, as the color is likely to smudge. Take your time to apply it carefully, so that you don’t make mistakes.
Drink with a straw. The best way to enjoy a drink and leave your lipstick intact is to use a straw if you’re drinking water, juice or a cocktail. It will also avoid leaving lip prints on your glass.
Blot and re-apply. A single coat of lipstick isn’t likely to last too long, so for long-lasting application you’ll need to apply more than one layer. Have a tissue handy so that you can blot each coat before applying another. You’ll need to apply two or three coats of color. This build-up of color should help your lipstick to last several hours.
Powder. If you like a matte look for your lipstick, then powder will help it last. Don’t put the powder straight on your lips; hold a layer of tissue against your lips and apply through that. You can also try the powder technique over the lip pencil.