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04/01/2011

How to make lipstick last all day/night.

Following on from a comment on my last post about my red lipstick collection I've decided to share my tips for making my lipstick last all day without it smearing all over my face.

Ingredients:

  • Lip Liner in a similar shade to your lipstick
  • Lipcote or another kind of lip sealant 
  • Loose translucent powder
  • Tissue
  • Lipstick (obviously)
  • Lip Scrub
  • Lip conditioner/balm
Method:
  1. First of all you want to remove any dry bits from your lips so use a lip scrub to exfoliate these, if you don't have a lip scrub you can gently rub your lips with a toothbrush (Basically does the same job!)
  2. Apply a lip conditioner or balm, I use Blistex, and let this sink in. I normally apply this before doing the rest of my make-up so it has long enough to fully moisturise my lips. When you are ready to do your lips wipe away any excess lip conditioner so your lips are dry.
  3. Next I take a lip liner in a similar shade to my lipstick and line the edges of my lips, starting from my cupids bow out.
  4. Then you want to fill in the rest of your lips with the lip liner, this gives your lipstick a base and something to stick to.
  5. Now you can apply your lipstick with a brush or straight from the bullet whatever your preference is.
  6. Next place a tissue over your lips and blot the colour, don't worry if a lot of the colour comes off we're going to reapply in a mo.
  7. Apply a little loose translucent powder and pat it in, this will get rid of any moisture in the lipstick.
  8. Finally apply another coat of lipstick and you're good to go!
  9. An optional tip is to apply a lip sealant to the top of your lipstick on this final coat, I use Lipcote, but be sparing with this as sometimes I find it makes lipstick a bit peely and weird looking. 
And there we have it, my tips for keeping that pout looking pretty. I've just picked these tips up through magazines/YouTube/beauty forums over the years and they seem to work for me, hopefully they do for you too! I want to see lots of lipstick posts now! 

If you have any other tips feel free to share them in the comments below, I love hearing new ideas :) 

xx

PS. I will be adding pictures to this post when I find my camera cable lol but thought I'd publish it now anyway.

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