How to make your lipstick last longer

Lipstick

Ahhhhh Lipstick….. lipstick, lipstick lipstick !!!!!  How I love you !!!

Applying lipstick might seem like one of the easiest things in the world to do, particularly when you compare it to the more complicated application of the rest of your makeup regime !!!!!  But the reality is there’s more to it than meets the eye – there are literally dozens of tricks and techniques out there to experiment with and master, even for this seemingly simple procedure. But fear not !!! I’ve had a look at a number of them and picked out some of my favourites.

Do you have trouble with your lipstick staying in place or smearing ?  Well, try this, before applying it trace your lips with a pencil lip liner in the same colour and tone as your lipstick. It takes a little longer, but it’s well worth it !!! A lot of cosmetic companies are now offering sets of lipstick and lip liner in the same tones for just this purpose. The other thing you can try is to trace the outer line of your lips with a clear pencil lip liner. Its waxy structure will prevent the colour from smudging and since the lip liner is clear, there is no risk of it ruining your look.

If you need a little more staying power, another neat trick is to apply a small amount of concealer around the lips and it will hold the colour in place.  Keep the rest of your makeup in a more neutral tone overall and it will make your lips appear plumper and depending on the shape you choose, fuller.  If you’re going to go for bold colours ( a particular must this season ) bear in mind it can be quite a dramatic look, so balance it out by applying a couple of coats of black mascara in combination with well-maintained eyebrows. Be careful not to apply too much eye makeup or you risk looking fake or vulgar.

Last and by no means least – accessorise !!! Pick out a matching  purse, belt or shoes to accentuate your colour and bring your look together !!!

If you’re looking for something to try – why not check out my Younique page for some ideas ?  I’d love to hear from you and know what you’re thinking of trying !!!

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