Help your lipstick last all day

Jul 3, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Have you had enough with the apply, fade, repeat lipstick cycle? We have some advice on how to get your lips to stay lovely for longer!

Lipstick sticking

9 tips for you

If you want to create perfect lips and have your lipstick last as long as possible, here's what to do:

  1. Apply a moisturizer over your lips before you begin the process.

  2. Prime your lips by smoothing them with foundation or lip primer, using a sponge so you reach every tiny crevice of your lips.

  3. Lightly dust over the primer with your normal face powder.

  4. Rest your elbow on a table or vanity top to steady your hand and carefully draw an outline using a lip pencil.

  5. Define the cupid's bow on the upper lip first and then draw the outline of the rest of your lips.

  6. Apply your lipstick using a lip brush, filling in the outline completely.

  7. Open your mouth wide to brush your lip color into the corners.

  8. Use a tissue and blot your lips lightly.

  9. Reapply a second coat of lipstick or lip gloss for added shine.

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