Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Make Lipstick Last!

Hello Beauties!

Over the weekend, I was telling my mum about how to make her lipstick last longer. It was hard to explain without the visuals, so I decided to film a quick video about making lipstick - well, lip products - last.

Here's the video:

Even though I'm not a huge fan, you might want to try the two-step long-wearing lip products. Most drugstore cosmetic companies make these products. Some examples are:
  • L'OrĂ©al Infallible 24hr LipColour - this is the best of the bunch.
  • Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Color
  • Rimmel Provocalips 16hr Colour
Long-lasting creamy matte lipsticks which I like more are:
High-end stains are also getting better and better, particularly Yves Saint-Laurent Glossy Stains. They are a great combination of a stain and a gloss. The gloss recedes pretty quickly, but leaves behind a long-lasting stain. The best part? The colour selection. Most department stores with YSL counters carry the full collection, which is incredibly widely varied. The $38 price tag is worth it to not have to re-apply your lipstick all day long.  

Technique #1

Supplies: Any lip product (although generally lip glosses aren't the best for this), loose or compact powder, any medium-to-large size makeup brush, one two- or three-ply kleenex. Lip liner and lip primer are optional (but I think they contribute to longer wear.)

a) Apply primer and lip liner. See the "All About Lips" video for liner technique. 
b) Apply one coat of lip colour. 
c) Separate the kleenex into each ply and load the brush with powder.
d) Place one kleenex ply over your lips and swipe your lips with powder through the kleenex ply. 
e) Remove the kleenex from your lips. Your lips are now "stained" with your lip colour. The stain is long-lasting, including through drinking, as long as you don't eat any oily food. 
f) Apply an additional coat of lip colour for hydration and additional colour. You may need to re-apply after eating.

Technique #2

Supplies: Any lip product (including glosses), MAC Prep + Prime Lip. Lip liner is optional. 

a) Apply MAC Prep + Prep Lip all over the lips, running it over the lip border by 1 or 2mm. 
b) Wait 1-2 minutes until the Prep + Prime becomes "tacky" or a bit sticky. 
c) Apply lip liner and lip product. Your lips will feel sticky for a little while, but it's OK! They will dry. 

I tried combining Techniques 1 & 2, but I didn't find lip product lasted longer than each individual technique. I save you time by trying these things for you! If you try these, let me know how they work out for you. I'm not against refining techniques!

Til next time,

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