How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer

make your lipstick last longer

Are you tired of reapplying lipstick every couple of hours? Me too. On a normal day, I don’t care much. If it fades away, so be it. But on special occasions, when I need to look my best, the last thing I want is to often check my face in the mirror to see if it’s time for a touch-up. I tried using longlasting lipsticks and stains, but after a while, they start to dry out my lips.

The solution? Well, there is an old trick that never fails. Here it is:

1. Pick the right shade
Although you can use this trick with any shade, there are some that will last more than others. Bright and dark shades, because they have more pigment, have better staying power than paler and more delicate hues. In addition, don’t use anything too creamy. The creamier the texture, the quicker it’ll fade.

2. Pencil it in
Grab a pencil liner that matches the colour of the lipstick you’re gonna apply next (a neutral shade would work well too). Starting from your Cupid’s bow, trace the outer part of your lips, and then fill them in. This will provide a foundation for your lipstick and help it last longer.

3. Brush it on
Although you’ll get a richer colour (and more quickly too) if you simply apply lipstick from the tube, it’s better to use a brush. This way you have more control over the application and will be better able to fill in any crevices you may have in your lips.

4. Blot, and repeat
Now grab a tissue, fold it in half, place it between your lips and blot a couple of time. This will really press the colour into your lips. Then, apply another layer of lipstick and blot again.

5. Set with powder
With an eyeshadow blending brush, pick up some translucent powder and dust it on your lips. Don’t use too much powder or you’ll risk drying out your lips.

How do you make your lipstick last longer?

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4 Comment

    • Trisha, I always set my lipstick with powder on special occasions and it really helps it last longer. Just use a tiny amount. That’s all that’s needed. :)

  1. Some people also stain their lips if using a dark red or pink by brushing a tiny amount of Kool-aid or something similar on with just a tiny bit of water. Not prepared Kool-aid; just the powdered mix. Experiment with different kinds to get a shade you like. There’s so much food dye in those things, it should last for hours. Just use a lip liner to prevent running past the lip line!
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