How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer - Procedure To Follow

How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer – Procedure To Follow

If you are tired of your fading lip shades and wondering how to make your lipstick last longer, we have some simple tips and tricks for you to try.


A single stroke of lipstick is not enough. A little prep and moisturization before application, knowing how to draw a good lip liner, and setting a firm base are equally important to ensure your fave shade remains smooth and fresh. Take a look below for helpful tips!

Why Use A Foundation For Your Lipstick

Applying a foundation on the lips will help your lip color stay in place and not smudge easily.

Alternatively, if you are using a concealer on your skin, use it on your lips too.

Using a foundation or concealer on your lips will ensure that the color stays put for long and is transfer-proof. It will also give more color payoff to your lipstick.

How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer - Procedure To Follow

Step 1: Removing the dead skin from the lips

The perfect makeup looks begin with proper skin care. Even for lip makeup, ensure your lip care routine is in place, which begins with weekly exfoliation. Once all the dead skin is removed from your lips, your lipstick will glide along smoothly and have a beautiful satin finish. If you do not have a store-bought lip scrub, you can exfoliate with the following method:


Dip your used toothbrush into warm water for 2 minutes to make it softer.

Use only a used tooth brush, preferably the toothbrush that you are using on a daily basis.

You must not use a hard or a new toothbrush because it will only erode the skin surface much more. A hard toothbrush will make your lip’s skin even more dry and painful later on.

Use the toothbrush or a lip scrub on your lips gently in circular motions to get rid of all the dry skin flakes.

Step 2: Hydrate your lips

Apply a lip balm generously and massage well.

Let it sit for some time before applying any other product

A great way to keep your lips nourished is by regularly applying a good lip balm each night before going to bed.

Step 3: Prepping the base with a primer

The longevity of any makeup product is determined by the base it is applied on. Apply a thin layer of lip primer evenly across your lips and let it dry for a minute before the next step. This will increase the stay of your lipstick and also form a uniform base for application.

Step 4: Conceal and blend

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Apply your concealer on the lips

Using your fingers, properly blend it.

How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer - Procedure To Follow

Step 5: Applying foundation on the lower lips

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Use your foundation with the help of your lip brush

Apply it in small dots on the lower lips. This will give you more precision in applying foundation. It will also make sure that you do not go overboard, which usually happens when you apply foundation on the lips with your fingers.

Step 6: Applying foundation on the upper lips

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Follow the same procedure for your upper lips.

Step 7: Blend

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Very carefully blend in the foundation so that it covers the entire area on your lips.

Blending should be done with gentle hands and not harshly using circular motions.

Pat it in lightly.

Do the same as you move from one corner of the lips to the other

How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer - Procedure To Follow

Step 8: Concentrate on the cupid's arrow

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Carefully blend well with the cupid’s arrow or the “V” of the lips.

Don’t go overboard.

Make sure your movements are light so that the product does not get wiped off.

Step 9: Lip liner

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Follow this with your normal lip liner application.


Lips after following the tutorial of how to make your lipstick last longer with foundation

Now fill in your lips using your lip color.

In conclusion, achieving long-lasting lipstick requires proper preparation and application techniques. By exfoliating and hydrating your lips, using a lip primer, applying foundation or concealer as a base, and using a lip liner, you can create a smooth and even canvas for your lipstick. Blotting, setting with powder, and using a lip sealant or setting spray can further enhance the longevity of your lip color. Remember to carry your lipstick for touch-ups throughout the day. With these steps and tips, you can make your lipstick last longer and enjoy a beautiful and vibrant lip look that stays in place.

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