Applying lipstick and forgetting about it might be the more convenient solution, but if you are hoping to expand its lifespan, there are a couple of tricks that you should be aware of. With a little attention and very little time spent, it is possible to enjoy the same vibrant colors for many hours in a row without re-applying the lipstick. Not all the tips are conventional ones, but sometimes you just need to take a leap of faith and give some seemingly odd solutions the chance.
One tip that I found very effective goes like this. Prior to any application, make sure to massage your lips while applying the lip balm with your fingers to reduce crevices and smooth them out hence, gives you an even application of lipstick.
Use a lip primer by dusting translucent loose powder on top, following this way, the powder will act as a base for the lipstick.
Using a matte lip pencil, you need to apply the liner all over the lips. There are plenty of top quality pencils out there so you won’t run out of choices when seeking the ultimate matte red.
Apply the first layer of your favorite lip color.
Next you will need to use a 2-ply tissue that is folded in half, to blot the color by inserting it between the lips and pressing down.
Once again, dip an eyeshadow blending brush in translucent loose powder, it is entirely up to you to choose the one that you like best. What matters is to powder the lip area and gently move the brush across the lips to mattify them.
It is now the time to add a new layer of lipstick and for this operation I recommend using a lip brush for more precise application. Repeat the tissue stage and then apply a brand-new layer of lipstick and you can rest assured that your lipstick will last for the whole day.