Lipstick Not Lasting All Day? Try This!

If you’re anything like us, you either hate having to worry about reapplying your lipstick, or just forget about it all together and find yourself at the end of the day with nothing but a slight tint of lipstick remaining (or worse: caked on sections, flakey bits, or smudges!).

Not anymore.

Instead, follow these tips to ensure your lipstick stays put and lasts all day long!

Start with a smooth canvas. Lipstick will stick best to a primed, smooth surface. Exfoliate your lips at least 3 times per week (try this!) and apply lip balm liberally before bed.

Prime first. Much like you apply foundation before blush to ensure long-lasting wear, you should also apply foundation or concealer to your lips before applying lipstick. Plus, applying foundation to your lips before application will also ensure your lipstick looks just like it does in the tube and not a diluted-by-your-lip-color hue.

Use liner. No, we’re not suggesting a throw back to the days of dark liner and light lips, but we are suggesting you either use a lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick and that you not only line your lips with it, but also fully fill in your lips with the liner. It will feel a bit dry, but the goal here is to create a stain that will remain even when your lipstick fades.

Apply lipstick. Now’s the time to apply your favorite lipstick. Use a lip brush to ensure the most even, precise application.

Dab with powder. If possible, use a powder (eye shadow works great!) in the same shade as your lipstick to set your lipstick. If not, brush your face powder on a tissue and then blot on to your lips. If you have a powdery finish, apply another coat of lipstick.

Pucker up, beauties!