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5 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR LIPSTICK LAST




I can't be the only person who loves the process of getting ready to go out more than actually going out, can I?  There's just something about settling down and taking time to focus on yourself, really taking the time to unwind, and let's face it -- the people you get ready with are the people you really want to hang out with anyway.

They say I'm an enabler -- I'll push for everyone to order dessert, I'll actively peer pressure people into staying for one last drink, round up the troops for an impromptu trip, and force new lip colours on people.

The comment I often receive in response to "Try this new violet lip pencil I got!" is "Oh no, it'll get everywhere, I can't be bothered."

Yes, you can be.

I will bother you.

Watch my video.

Since my attention span gets shorter and shorter each day, here's the tl;dr version for those of you who didn't make it through the 90-second video:

1) Exfoliate your lips with lip balm and a Q-tip (i.e., forget buying lip scrubs/exfoliants).  Let the lip balm soak in while you finish the rest of your makeup

2) Line and fill in your lips with a nude liner -- this will give your lipstick something to grip and help the true colour come through

3) I apply lip colour in three stages; first I stain it on with my finger to really work in the colour, then I clean up the edges with an angle brush.  For full-on saturated lip pigment, I'll apply the colour directly from the bullet.

4) Blot the colour off with a the cheapest brand of facial tissue available to you.  Higher-quality tissues then to have lotion or other softening agents in them, and they'll have a hard time absorbing the oil from your lipstick.  Remember, oil is the sworn enemy of all lip products.

5) Seal your lips with a translucent powder so your lipstick stays put.  I also love an ultra-matte lip, and this helps tone down the shine of most lipsticks.  If you're looking to keep the shine, skip this step!

 I need to get back into lip colours, I've been eschewing lipstick for absolutely nothing lately. There's no excuse, I'm just lazy. Filming this video has brought the lip colour obsession back 10000000% though


18 comments :

  1. This is a great post, I was looking on Youtube yesterday on how to make lipstick last longer! What lipstick brands would you recommend for longevity?

    Thanks!

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Anything with a matte finish and high levels of pigment will last the best :-) I personally adore Burberry and Chanel lipsticks -- they have the best-feeling formulas! MAC does some great ones as well :-)

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  2. Great tips, never thought of powder!! I always use my Lush lip scrub!
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've heard good things about that one! I've gotten lazy and just use balm + a qtip :-P

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  3. oh everybody needs an enabler in their camp!! Great tips - never thought about posh tissues being the enemy!!

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    1. They are! Never buy expensive ones! Unless you're actually sick and need to blow your nose.

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  4. Eh, for me I REALLY need a scrub... you would not believe how disgusting my lips become if I don't scrub for a few days (let's just say my lips become more flakes than lips :/ ).

    Ling | The Cosmetic Critic

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    1. That used to be me in the winter! Then I drank a bucket load of water on the daily and it's gotten sooo much better. PS what lip balm are you using?

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  5. I spent too much time staring at your face. NOT EVEN SORRY.
    BUT YES--I enjoy slapping makeup on my face more than going out. Especially if I have all the time in the world to really dab in that concealer!
    I have to say, darker lip shades are my favourite on you. I've been trying out darker lip colours as well, and I've finally been making use of brushes for precision but UGH, SO MUCH WORK.

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry

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    1. Honestly, I put on the dark lip todaybeithout following any of those steps. We'll see what craziness we get up to.

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  6. Your videos are such a pleasure to watch! Definitely looks like a bullet-proof process. Although I've been wanting to buy all the lip liners recently, I agree that a nude liner does it all. MAC Subculture is my pick :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I sometimes use lip liner as my actual lip colour! Learned that from a T. Leclerc artist :-)

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  7. I'm using a a couple right now - mostly eos and fresh. I need to drink more water. There are days where I don't drink more than a few cups! :/ P.S. Maybe it's just me, but I can't seem to reply to your comments????

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    1. Omg it's not just you, i cant either unless I do it from my phone. Sooo annoying. A helpful trick for me to drink more water is to drink a huge glass when I wake up and rgjt before I go to bed!

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  8. I love your video, you're so cute! I'll try the matte powder tip :D

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    1. Hahah thank you! Let me know how it goes :-)

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  9. i have lipcote which is product that seals in lipstick. like FOR REALZ seals in. even liquid lipsticks .

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Omg googling IMMEDIATELY. does it make your lips dry?

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