Monday, 30 January 2017

How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer!

How to make your lipstick last longer
Making your lipstick last all day seems like an impossible task! I love wearing lipstick however having to keep re-applying throughout the day if I have ate or drank something is a little inconvenient sometimes my lipstick disappears as soon as I have applied it. How do I make my lipstick last is a question I always get asked, so If you are like me and don't want to have to be worrying if your lipstick has smudged across your face or is even still there at all, I am here to help you with some beauty hacks and tips. Although our lipstick may never last all day there are definitely steps you can include in your makeup routines to make that lip colour last a lot longer.

10 Tips To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer:


Prep your lips the night before or in the morning by exfoliating. Use a lip scrub or a toothbrush to buff away dead skin cells for a soft even canvas to apply your lipstick. 


Use a lip balm after exfoliating. I always apply a lip balm before I go to bed however if you exfoliate in the morning apply a lip balm whilst getting ready and wipe off any eccess before applying your lipstick.

Use a lip primer.

Just like you use an eyeshadow primer to prep for your eye make you can do the same for your lips. Many different brands now offer lip primers to create a soft even base for your lipstick, or a little beauty hack is to use a small amount of your foundation or concealer. I like to use the excess from my beauty blender or brush I have used to apply my foundation. 

Use a lip liner.

Lining your lips first creates a barrier so your lipstick doesn't bleed. To make your lipstick last longer fill in all of the lips with your lip liner first, this not only creates a stain for you to add to with your lipstick it is also something your lipstick can adhere to increasing the longevity. 

Choose a long-wearing formula.

Lipsticks come in so many different formulas however matte lipsticks and lip stains are the most long-wearing. 

Apply with a lip brush.

Using a lip brush isn't always necessary however you are able to be more precise and build up the colour of your lipstick without applying too much product. Being too heavy handed in applying your lipstick from the bullet can apply a little too much product which will slip and slide around wearing off quickly.


After applying your first layer of lipstick blot with tissue paper to create a stain and then re-apply, do this once or twice for longer lasting colour. 


Just as we set our foundation and concealer for more long wear we can also do this with our lipstick. If you like a super matte finish you can apply some of your translucent powder straight to the lips to lock your lipstick in place. If you find this a little drying for your lips hold a tissue over them once you have applied your lipstick and dust some powder over them through the tissue. 

Go light with the gloss.

Lipgloss will never stick around on your lips for very long. If you like to apply a gloss over your lipstick apply a very small amount to the centre only for a pop of sheen. You could also skip the lipgloss all together and apply some of your highlight to the centre of your lips for a similar affect. 

Shop some of my favourite lipsticks.



  1. I have never tried a lip primer before, I use the Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub especially before I use matte lipsticks.

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    1. Ive heard the lush scrubs are really nice I will have to try that one xx


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