Lip color is a staple in a makeup routine. With so many lipstick colors, you can choose your vibe for any time of day. The only caveat with lipstick is that it can be tough to wear, and you can spend a good chunk of money on lipstick. If you can’t get it to stay on throughout the day or night, what’s the point? Your lipstick might look great when you first put it on, but after dinner and a few drinks, it might vanish. If you have a hard time getting lipstick to stay on, we’ve got some tips that might help.
STEP 1: PREP YOUR LIPS
Prepping means exfoliating and hydrating. Prepping your lips for lipstick is essential as it lays down the foundation. Exfoliating and moisturizing your lips will ensure they don’t crack, and the color stays looking sleek and fresh.
STEP 2: LIP LINER
Lip liner serves as an excellent base for lipstick (and overlining can help give the appearance of bigger lips!) Start with outlining your lips and work inward to lay down the color and foundation before the actual lipstick comes in.
STEP 3: APPLY LIPSTICK
Carefully. Applying lipstick should be done carefully so you don’t mess up all the work you just put in with the lip liner. You can even opt for many of the long-lasting matte lipstick shades available if you’re going for the all-day look.
STEP 4: SET YOUR LIPS
Setting your lips is just as important as it is setting your face. Use a translucent powder and a small brush to lightly set your lipstick into place and avoid those pesky lipstick stains.