Tricks For Making Lipstick Last

Posted by: smilie on 01/27/2005 - 02:50 PM


How do I make my lipstick last longer? I'd like a lipstick that stays with me all day. Any tips would be fantastic!

Over the years, finding a way to make lipstick last has been a daunting challenge for both women and makeup artists. Unfortunately there is no one specific method that works for everyone, but there are a few things you can try

First, make sure lips are moisturized. Chapped or flaky lips make lip color application difficult, and the color tends to flake or crack. Not a pretty picture. If you have a problem with dry lips, try buffing the lips each night with a soft toothbrush. There are also many lip exfoliators on the market, which contain tiny granules to help slough off and soften lips. After exfoliating, follow up with a rich lip balm to lock in moisture and prevent dryness.





In the morning, once the lips are smooth, you can try using a lip base such as Paula Dorf Perfect Illusion before applying your lip color. It contains paraffin and collagen to plump up and prep the lips for color. The finish is matte, which helps lipstick cling to the lips better than lip balm. The oil in the lip balm has too much slippage and will not allow the lipstick to last as long.

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