With the holiday season approaching quicker than we even anticipated this year, it’s getting to the time where you may be attending more parties and get-togethers. If you’re hoping to keep your lips slicked with color, I know how to make it easier.
Using these 6 tricks to make your lipstick last will help you get through your day without having to constantly reapply or worry about what your lips look like. Rest assured knowing that they look great— just as good when you last looked in the mirror, in fact.
1. Pick A Long-Lasting Brand
Some brands of lipsticks are known for their longevity. It may cost you a little extra, but try to pick one that’s going to be long-lasting.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $26, Sephora
Using a lip scrub can help your lips from being flaky. You can easily DIY a lip scrub or purchase one.
Mint Julips Lip Scrub, $9.95, LUSH Cosmetics
Using chapstick under your color will help your lips feel soft and smooth and replenish them after exfoliation.
Beeswax Lip Balm, $3.30, Burt’s Bees
Next, use a lip primer to really help your lipstick stay in place and decrease smudging.
Too Faced Primer, $20, Sephora
5. Use Liner
By lining and filling your lips with a lip liner that’s the same shade as your lipstick, you’ll get a solid base coat that won’t rub off as easily. It’s like having a back-up to your lipstick.
Slim Lip Pencil, $3.49, Ulta
Blotting can be a good way to remove any excess color that may wipe off anyway. You can simply use a napkin or a tissue or purchase blotting papers that you can carry with you in your purse. Be sure to blot before drinking, to help reduce smudges.
NYX Blotting Paper, $5.99, Target
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