I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of person that likes to throw on my make up in the morning and not have to touch it up or deal with it throughout the day. This tends to be rather problematic with a few items, lipstick wearing off used to be a pet peeve of mine. Lately though, I seem to have discovered a long lasting lipstick hack that makes my lipstick last all day, or for all of the working day.
It’s relatively simple really, it’s just a case of remembering to do it. I kick myself every time I forget!
Step One – Outline and fill in your lips with Rimmel Moisture Renew Clear Lip Liner. Seriously this is the only lip liner you’ll ever need. It’s creamy, easy to apply and lasts for ages. Whats more its clear so you don’t need to waste your money of 50 million coloured lip liners to match your lipsticks…nice try make up companies!
Step Two – Outline and fill your lips using a lip brush covered in your lipstick of choice. This bit may take a bit of time, but it’s worth it! I start by outlining the edges of my lips and them filling them in with a few swipes of my brush. Ideally you just want a thin layer of lipstick. I use my ELF retractable lip brush, it’s easy to hold and the nib is fine and flexible allowing for precise usage. Any old lip brush will do, you can even use certain types of concealer brushes, eyeliner brushes or small eye smudge brushes if you don’t have a lip one to hand.
Step Three – Apply the lipstick from the bullet. The pointed edge means you can do this precisely. Apply to the top lip, then the bottom lip before smooshing them together (yes that’s the technical term!)
Step Four – Clean up if you need to.
Step Five – Blot on a piece of tissue.
Voila, you’ll have lipstick that lasts longer. These few steps really do make a huge difference!
What are your lipstick hacks?