How to Make Your Lipstick Last All Day

Lipstick can make or break your beauty look and one of the most common bugbears is lipstick which fades or slides off after an hour or so. While one issue might be the quality of the lipstick, there are some things you can do to increase the longevity of the product. Check out these tips which will see your lipstick lasting well beyond your morning coffee.


Before you apply the lipstick, ensure that your lips are well conditioned with a softening balm. Ideally, apply this at least an hour before you apply lipstick, and ensure that you’ve gently exfoliated any dry skin from your lips by brushing over them with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Double Up

Apply one coat of lipstick and give it time to dry before applying another over the top, just as you would with nail polish. This helps to increase the color intensity of the lipstick as well as its longevity.

Finishing Powder

Once you’ve applied two coats of lipstick, dust a translucent setting powder over your lips to help lock down the color. If you find this a little drying, add a final layer of clear gloss or balm once the powder has had five minutes to set.


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