Making Your Lipstick Last All Day and Night,Use a Lip Liner Pencil,Choosing A Lipstick Formula,Apply A Coat of Lipstick,Apply Powder,Keep in mind that if you choose to add a lip gloss over the lipstick,
How To Apply Long-Lasting Lipstick
Making Your Lipstick Last All Day and Night
No one likes it when their lipstick fades and flakes. Here you can learn how to apply lipstick so it lasts longer throughout the day.
Trying to get your lipstick to stay put is a hassle every woman will deal with at some point. There are formulas that seem to slide all over the place, but feel wonderful on the lips, and yet there are others which last a long time, but feel dry and tight once applied. The following lipstick application method will not only increase the time it takes for your lipstick to fade, but it will help ensure it does so without leaving an ugly mess behind.
Use a Lip Liner Pencil
Lip liners and lip pencils come in a variety of shades and colors, and using one may seem like an unnecessary step, but this product will help you keep your lipstick from feathering, or creeping into the fine lines that appear around the mouth as you age. Rather than using a liner that directly matches your lipstick shade, choose a liner that closely resembles that of your lips' natural shade. That way, when you lipstick starts to wain, you are left with a natural-looking color on your lips instead of uneven, patchy leftover color.
Starting at the outside, and working in, lightly trace the outline of the lips. To make thinner lips appear more full, outline directly on the outer ridge of the lip. To make full lips appear slightly smaller, apply the liner on the inside edge of the lip. Then color in the entire lip with the lip liner or lip pencil.
Choosing A Lipstick Formula
When choosing a shade of lipstick, pay attention to the formula in which it is manufactured. Sheer formulas and lip glosses have a high content of moisture and are more translucent in color. The lack of pigment and the lightweight texture create a product that will not last a long time. Shades that come in a cream or semi-matte formula will last longer than a sheer product, but matte colors will last the longest overall. The general rule of thumb is that the more color they deposit, the longer the lipstick will last on the lips.
Apply A Coat of Lipstick
Use the lipstick directly from the tube and apply one coat of lipstick or lip color. If using a bold color, such as a red, use a lip brush instead. Bold colors require more precision to look flawlessly applied. A lip brush provides more control in the application of the color. Once applied, sandwich a tissue between your lips and blot. Allow the remaining color to dry completely.
It might seem counterintuitive to use a powder on your lips, but adding a lightweight layer of pressed or loose powder over the first coat of lipstick will greatly enhance the length of time the color will stay put. The powder absorbs moisture and sets the lip color much like it sets your foundation makeup. Simply use a powder brush or a makeup puff and dab the powder directly to the lips.
Finishing the Lips
Now you can add a second coat of lipstick, just as you did above. Keep in mind that if you choose to add a lip gloss over the lipstick, the length of wear will be reduced.
© Annalise Kaylor
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