Making Your Lipstick Last

4 years ago
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Some women love to wear make up, and they would like it to last longer than the workday or the party.  Several cosmetics companies have come out with lipsticks that are supposed to last for hours.  But what they don't tell you is that those products can really dry out your lips.

There is a way to make your lipstick last longer without sacrificing moisture.  Began by applying your favorite lip balm.  Use one with sunscreen if you'll be exposed to the sun for several hours.  A lip primer is nice to have as well.  But if you don't have one, don't fret.

For this example, I'm using Mary Kay lip liner in Plum and lip gloss in Berry (I don't wear lipstick as much as I used to, more of a gloss girl).

Begin by lining your lips with a lip pencil that is a neutral shade, or coordinating shade to your lipstick or lip gloss.  Line the bow in your top lip first, then line in each direction from the bow.  Line your bottom lip by starting from one side and extending to the other.


Then use your lip liner to fill in your entire lip.  This will cause your lipstick or gloss to adhere to the liner.  At this stage, you could also cover your lips with a tissue, and dust a translucent powder over your mouth.  This also helps to keep your lip color in place.


Once you've lined your lips, you can apply your lipstick or gloss.  You can even apply a gloss over your lipstick for more definition and shine.


And you're done!  Yes, your color may still be left on your glass after drinking.  This technique doesn't make it smudge proof, but it will make it last longer.  Try it out and let me know how it works for you.


How do you usually keep your lipstick looking good longer?