Seriously, nothing (and I mean NOTHING) is worse than applying your fave shade of lipstick, rocking it for a few hours, looking into a mirror halfway through the day and finding that it’s all gone. There’s no color left! But, worry no more – I have a few tips and tricks to ensure that your lipstick stays on allllll day long.
Just like you need to exfoliate your skin, the same goes for your pout, too! Dead and dry skin cells build up on your lips over time, causing your lipstick to look uneven and unkissable (sad day). Your lip color will last longer if you have a smooth and hydrated surface for it to be applied on. For a super simple DIY lip scrub, click here!
After you’ve hydrated your pout, you need to keep your lips moisturized, especially if you’re a regular lipstick-wearer. Lipstick is known to dry lips out, causing them to become flaky and chapped. Enza Essentials Lip Treatment is perfect for tossing into your bag so you can give your pout a surge of moisture any time of the day.
Use a straw.
Drink from a straw ONLY when you’re wearing lipstick. Otherwise, you may start to notice fine lines around your mouth area with repeated straw use. When you drink from a glass or mug, you are allowing both your top and bottom lips to entirely touch the cup, which serves as a surface for your lipstick to wear out on. So, if you’re wearing color on your pout, grab a straw!
Use a stain.
Lip stains do exactly what they say they do – they stain your lips, causing the color to last for hours on hours. My FAVORITE stain is Jane Iredales’s Lip Fixation in Devotion – it’s the perfect coral color for summer that lasts all day!