A bold lip color can make you stand out at a party, but your lipstick can become a mess if it smudges. That makes many women shy away from using bright lip colors. If you have been avoiding lipstick because you are concerned about it smudging, here are some tips to help your lipstick stay put all day and evening long.
How to Prepare Your Lips
The first step is to prepare your lips. Lipstick will not stay put if your lips are dry, rough, or sunburned. You can make an at-home sugar scrub to use at least once a week for smooth lips.
When you are not wearing lipstick, you should wear lip balm. Put it on before you go to bed so you will wake up with hydrated lips. Your lips should feel dry when you put on lipstick so it can adhere to your skin. If your lips are too sticky for lipstick, brush on a bit of sheer powder before you put on your lipstick.
How to Make Your Lipstick Stay on All Day
To make your lipstick last all day long, take a two-ply tissue and separate the layers. After you put on your lipstick, blot your lips with one piece of tissue. Then put on another coat of lipstick and place the second piece of tissue over your lips. Use a fluffy brush to gently tap an invisible setting powder on the tissue. The powder will absorb any excess moisture from the lipstick and make it last all day.
How to Keep Lipstick off Your Teeth
A common problem with lipstick is that it can get on your teeth. There is an easy way to prevent that from happening. After you have washed your hands, slide a finger between your lips and drag it out. The lipstick on the inner parts of your lips will stick to your finger.
How to Stop Your Lipstick from Feathering
Use a clear lip liner to keep your lipstick from feathering. Another solution is to use concealer to trace around the outside of your lips with a lip brush. The small head will allow you to apply it precisely. The concealer will prevent the lipstick from getting smudged on your face. If you want, you can apply a second layer of concealer after you put on your lipstick to make the color pop. Finally, apply a small amount of translucent powder in a light dusting.
Get Your Makeup Done by The Beauty Bar for a Special Occasion
If you are planning to attend a special event, such as a wedding, party, or prom, you can have your makeup done professionally by The Beauty Bar. We can help you choose the right colors and products and can give you tips on how to look great every day. Make an appointment at The Beauty Bar today.