How to make your lipstick last all day?

Lipstick is the perfect accessory for any outfit, but it can be challenging to make it last all day. Here's how to keep your lipstick looking fresh.
How to make your lipstick last all day

Why Do We Want Our Lipstick To Last All Day?

Women have always been conscious of how their lipstick looks and feels. Essentially, wearing lipstick help avoid having chapped lips. We mainly want our lipstick to last all day because it makes us feel confident and beautiful, and it also saves us time having to reapply our makeup repeatedly. Today we will cover full tips and tricks on how to make your lipstick last all day.

There are also other reasons why we want our lipstick to last all day long. For example, if you have a 9-5 job, it will save you time during your workday when you don’t have to keep touching up your makeup or worrying about smudging your lip colour onto clothes.

In this post, makeup artist Heera, Lead Makeup Artist at Heera Hair and Makeup, will share with you several tricks to make lipstick stay on longer without messing up the texture of the lipstick and without making lips feel dry.

Prep Your Lips: Exfoliate And Moisturize

Wearing lipstick means taking better care of your lips through exfoliation and hydration. Our lips become chapped and windburnt because of the seasonal dryness, especially during the winter. Exfoliating and moisturizing are two key steps that will create a hydrated and smooth surface for any lipstick to adhere to. 

The process of exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells from your lips’ surface. Exfoliation can be done with various methods, such as scrubbing, exfoliating pads, or peeling.

Moisturizing your lips is important to keep them healthy and hydrated. There are many ways to moisturize your lips, such as using lip balm, petroleum jelly, or Vaseline.

Apply Primer: Keep Your Lipstick From Fading

It’s essential to keep lips slathered with lip balm when not wearing your favourite shades. If you have applied lip balm after the first step – exfoliation, blot it off before heading to this step.

The primer will seal your lips, and the lipstick will not budge. Using a lip primer or concealer helps create a smooth canvas for lipstick and locks down the colour on your lips for long-lasting wear. Don’t skip this step if you are serious about getting your lipstick to stay all day.

Make Use Of A Lip Liner

Use a lip liner to define your lips. Liner helps outline your lips and prevent lipstick from bleeding outside your natural lip line. You can try matte ink lipstick as a lip liner or any lip liner with a sharp tip to help you get a precise application every time. Add another layer of primer to your lips with the lip liner that will keep your lipstick from smudging and fading. This guide about Six Makeup Products You’ll Ever Need will give you an idea of what makeup products to add to your makeup kit that helps maintain your perfect look throughout the day.

Choose The Right Lipstick Colours

The colour of the lipstick can affect how long it lasts, and the wrong colour can cause the lipstick to fade faster. Choosing the right colour is vital for lasting lipstick. When picking out a lipstick, you must consider what colours work best with your skin tone and hair colour.

If you are looking for a lipstick colour that will last all day, you should choose a darker shade. Picking dark-coloured lipstick will make your lips look fuller and last longer than lighter shades. Darker shades tend to have more pigment, which means they are less likely to fade as quickly as lighter shades.

We hope you will slay your makeup game with these simple tips and keep your lipstick from smudging or fading before the end of the day. View more of our posts about Hair and Makeup tips, or get in touch with us if you need help from Hair stylists and Makeup artists for your next special events.