Lipsticks are…precious! And, you must never stop a girl from buying more lipsticks. It does not matter even if she owns a hundred, let her go shopping and pick a few more lipsticks (happy grin)!
But sometimes even after owning the best lipstick, your lipstick tends to wear off. And that is not the kind of ending you would want with your pretty lipstick when in reality, you would want your lipstick to last longer. It does not matter even if you don’t have a long stay lipstick, you can still make your lipstick last all day with a few smart tricks and tips.
Like your skincare before makeup, your lips also need prepping before lipstick. If you have dry and flaky lips, then begin with a lip scrub. Take a tiny amount and apply all over your lips and gently scrub it. Once you are done, take a damp cotton pad or tissue paper and wipe it off. Next, apply a generous amount of lip mask or lip balm and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wipe it off gently before applying your lipstick. This will hydrate and moisturize your lips deeply and will not feel dry. In this way, your lipstick lasts longer.
If you are someone who likes to wear lipstick all day but it still smudges away at times then this tip is just for you. Wearing a lip liner does not only define your lips, but it also makes your lips look fuller and also makes your lipstick stay longer. Make sure that the shade of your lip liner is similar to the shade of the lipstick that you are wearing. If you don’t have a lip liner then you can take any transfer proof lipstick using a lipstick brush.
This is one of the best long lasting lipstick tricks. Double coating your long stay lipstick not only makes your lipstick last all day but also makes your lipstick colour pop more. The right way to double-coat your lipstick is to apply the first coat and let it set for at least 2 minutes. Once your lipstick is well set, apply your second coat. This will make your non transfer matte lipstick last much longer than usual. You can apply a double coat for your non transfer matte lipstick as well.
If you have dry lips and don’t prefer matte lipstick, then the best lipstick for you would be moisture lipstick. You can make your moisture lipstick stay longer with the help of a powder setting. All you need to do is apply a coat of your glossy lipstick and let it set for a minute. Then, take your compact powder and gently brush off or dab it on your lips. This will gently mattify your lipstick without drying your lips. Once the lipstick and the powder are well set, apply a second layer of your moisture lipstick. This trick will make your moisture rich lipstick a nice all day lipstick.
Tissue Dab after eating
If you are at a wedding or any function, there will be food. You cannot avoid all of it, but pick finger foods that are easily eatable without staining your mouth or lips. You can avoid deep-fried and oily foods because these will sit on your lips and make your lipstick oily. Which in the bargain, will get removed easily. Oily food is anyway not good for your health, so you can easily avoid it. Next, trick is to use a tissue after eating your food. Don’t rub or wipe your lips, but gently dab them to get rid of excess oil and food stains from your lips.
Lastly, this is a very simple trick to make your lipstick last all day. The good old simple touch-up. Just carry your long stay lipstick with you and re-apply whenever you can and whenever you need it. This way your lipstick will not get light or lose its pigment at any given time. You can also use the same lipstick as your blush for an instant glow.
So, these were a few of the tricks and tips that you can follow next time that will help you to make your lipstick last all day long. Don’t forget to check out which type of lipstick you are purchasing, because that will determine how long your lipstick is going to last. The best choices would be long stay matte lipsticks, ultra matte transfer proof lipsticks, and liquid matte lipsticks.