Complete Guide on Making Your Lipstick Last Longer

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A dull, tired look can easily be transformed into a fresh, brightened one with the help of a lipstick. This is the reason why a lipstick tube or stick is a staple makeup item in every woman’s handbag.

Lasting lipstick

Choosing the right lipstick shade is a tiring job but making that lipstick last for hours is even more difficult. Many women struggle hard to make their lipstick last for longer time period and often have to run for a retouch. But with little extra care and effort, you can easily make your lipstick last longer.

Here is a step by step guide on how you can make your lipstick last longer.

  1. Exfoliate: Before you pick up your favorite lipstick shade to apply it on your lips, you need to exfoliate your lips. This can be done by gently scrubbing your lips with a wet toothbrush for a few seconds. This simple trick will help to get rid of all the dry skin cells from your lips which can cause chapped lips. Lipstick on chapped lips looks horrible.
  2. Moisturize: As lips do not have sebaceous and sweat glands they tend to become dry more often. For perfect application of lipstick you need to have well moisturized lips. To make your lips moisturized, apply petroleum jelly or a lip balm. This will hydrate your lips and do not forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  3. Remove excess oils: When applying a moisturizer, we often have the tendency to apply more than necessary. If the moisturizer on your lips is excess than take a thin tissue paper and lightly dab it on your lips. This will help to remove excess lip balm so that your lips don’t feel heavy.
  4. Use a concealer or primer: A smooth base will help you to apply your lipstick in a professional manner. To create a smooth base for your lipstick, you can apply a little concealer or primer on your lips. When using a concealer or a primer make sure to apply it properly within the outline of your lips only.
  5. Use a lip liner: Next is the time to outline your lips in a perfect shape with a lip liner. Choose a lip liner that is slightly lighter than your lipstick shade and blend it in. Lip liner works as a base coat that helps to make the lipstick last longer.
  6. Apply the lipstick: Now take your favorite lipstick shade and apply it on your lips with the help of a brush. It is believed that it helps the color stay longer because it creates thin, even layers. Make sure to blend it well with the lip liner you have applied earlier and cross check the corners to avoid any kind of blunder.
  7. Blot: After applying the lipstick you must use a very thin layer of a tissue paper to blot the excess product. You can do it by lightly placing the tissue paper on your lips.
  8. Powder: Now take some translucent powder and apply it onto your lips through the tissue you have used earlier to seal the color of your lipstick on your lips properly. This simple trick will help to keep the lipstick from fading away.
  9. Final coat: Lastly, you need to apply one last coat of lipstick over the translucent powder to give it a finishing touch. Now you are ready to step out and there will be no need to re-touch your lips makeup for several hours.

To sum up, any lipstick formula will last longer when applied by keeping the above mentioned easy tips in mind. 

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