How many times have your left the house with your lips well done only to find out later your lippie faded out long ago? It’s not something anyone would want. Lipstick does not just define your face but it also adds a sense of confidence. Therefore, if your lippie fades out a few hours after applying, it’s not playing the role it should be playing.
But the problem is not really the lippie but yourself. If you do not do it right, then your lipstick will be on your teeth, below your lips and all other places it’s not supposed to be. It’s quite embarrassing when someone has to tell you that you got lipstick on your teeth.
To save you all that, try out these simple tips to make your lipstick last longer:
Exfoliate your lips
Don’t just rush to apply lipstick. Not until you have exfoliated your lips. Dry and chapped lips will make it fade out easily. Scrub your lips gently to get rid of dead skin and flakes that prevent even application.
After exfoliating, moisturize your lips to avoid dryness. Lip balm or petroleum jelly will do. The smoother your lips are, the longer the lipstick will last.
Some people will also use concealer instead. The purpose of the foundation is to give the lipstick something more to adhere to. Don’t overdo the foundation though. A little pat on your lips will do.
Use a lip liner
If you have been skipping the lip liner, you need to stop if you want your lipstick to last longer. It does not only help in filling in the lips but also prevents the lippie from spilling.
Take your time
I know we sometimes apply lipstick on our way to work to avoid getting late. But if you could take some time to layer up your lippie using a brush, then it would last longer.
Set with powder
After applying your lipstick, take a thin tissue and place it on your lips. Then dab translucent powder on the lips with the tissue still in place. This ensures that the excess lipstick is absorbed hence reducing chances of bleeding.