How To Stop Your Lipstick From Disappearing

The holidays are almost here and that means one thing: Lipstick.

Lipstick is gorgeous, no question about that, but it can get super annoying. Reapplying that thing hour after hour as you continually excuse yourself is just plain embarrassing. Is there any way to stop this nuisance from happening? Luckily enough, there is! Here are the steps to keeping lipstick longer on your lips so you don't look like a dead corpse who keeps going to the bathroom.

Step One--Exfoliate

An important, if not, the most important step. When you exfoliate your skin, don't miss your lips! You need to get rid of all those dead cells and let new, baby cells grow in place. This is especially important in the winter when everybody's walking around with chapped lips.

Step Two--Moisturize

Get that chapstick out and coat your lips. This will keep your lips from cracking and doing other weird winter stuff like that. It's much easier to apply lipstick on smooth, moisturized lips. While you're doing that, you should moisturize the rest of your face too.

Step Three--Prime and Line

Use a lip primer to ready your lips for the lipstick that is a-coming. And once that's dried, outline your lips with a lip liner. And finally, using that same lip liner, color in the rest of your lips with the side of your liner to make your lipstick last longer.

Step Four--Apply Le Lipstick

Now it's time to get that lipstick out of its tube and start slobbering it all over your lips. Okay. Not really. But you know what I mean. Apply it and then grab a tissue to blot it a couple times. Then, apply a second coat and blot with a tissue again!

Step Five--Powder

Yes. Put powder over your lipstick for longer-lasting lipstick. Don't use anything too thick or noticeable, though. That'll just make your lips look gross. Just dab a bit of light powder onto your lips.

Step Six--Conceal

Concealer is a life saver. They literally cover up everything and, in this case, help make your lips look flawless. With the concealer, get rid of all the jagged edges and make your lipstick look perfectly smeared on to the shape of your lips.

And voila! Now you have lips that will actually stop disappearing. No more staining everything your lips touch. You're welcome.

-Barista Mia-

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