How to Make Lipstick Last Through Eating
On a date, at a party or in a meeting, the last thing you want to be anxious about is your lipstick smudging. looking too fresh is all in the formula finding the complete product so your lipstick doesn’t find its way onto your cocktail glass. We spoke with New York-based makeup artist Abby Lauren, who has more than 15 years of experience creating long-lasting makeup looks for fashion, bridal and other clientele. She gave us a step-by-step full guide on getting life-proof lips.
Exfoliate and Hydrate
Exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub Lip Strip by Laura Geller New York. The very top best way to do this, Abby says, is to apply the scrub, let it sit and then remove with a damp washcloth. You can use a very soft toothbrush to gently apply a hydrating lip balm like Dr. PawPaw’s primary Multipurpose Soothing Balm.
Prime and Prep
Before applying any color, you might want to prep your lips with a primer. For Abby, lip primer isn’t necessary unless someone has really dry lips. If you do have fully dry skin and want to provide extra moisture to prep lips for lipstick and maximize wear time, tryCARGO’s Picture Perfect HD Lip Primer or something like Elizabeth Arden’s 8-10 Hour Cream Lip Protectant, which offers an all-weather shield.
Line and Fill
Lip liner is advised by the pros to keep color from fading. Duo pencils butter LONDON’s Plush Rush Lip Liner – Sensual Nude provides long-lasting water-resistant color. The trick is in applying lip liner properly Abby’s tip is “to the line and fill in the lips fully with a liner.” For the best results, she says, “use a similar lip liner to line and fill in the lips before applying any lipstick.” This ensures the super any lip color that not only wows but lasts.
Apply and Blot
Liquid lip colors are very easy to apply, aren’t dry and provide opaque coverage all day. Abby says, “If you’re looking for staying power, go matte.” A great long-wear lipstick is Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick because it’s super lightweight, waterproof and has a velvety matte fully finish. After applying any lipstick repeat, swiping on your color and blotting until you’ve got the exact hue you want.
Set With Powder
Set your any lip color with a translucent powder like NYX’s Studio Finishing Powder. A tiny bit goes a big way and ensures your lips don’t get cakey. A powder sets any lip color and avoids pesky transfers. If you have fully dry lips, however, Abby says to avoid the powder because “your lip color can get even more and drier.”