How to make the lipstick last longer?
It’s quite normal for most lipsticks to wear off within a few hours of you stepping out of the house. So, obviously the next question in your mind will be - how to make lipstick last longer? Here are some lipstick hacks and a step-by-step guide for you to follow in order to make your lipstick last longer.
1. Exfoliate your lips
Exfoliating your lips is the first step towards taking care of your lips and making your lipstick last longer. This is the most basic lipstick hack that will help you get rid of any dead skin cells accumulated on your lips. This will also give you a smooth base for your lipstick. Use a lip scrub and massage your lips gently and rinse it off.
2. Hydrate your lips
Moisturised and hydrated lips ensure that your lipsticks glide smoothly and also last longer. Hydrated lips hold your lipstick better unlike dry lips, which easily flake off. Apply a lip balm few minutes before applying your lipstick. Use this lipstick hack especially before using a matte liquid lipstick as dried and dehydrated lips will not hold this lipstick for a longer time, and also make your lips look cracked and creased.
3. Use your concealer as a lip primer
This may seem like an unusual lipstick hack but applying a concealer as a lip primer does wonders. Use a concealer to draw a line around the corners of your lips. It works as a lip primer, preventing any spills or smudging around the edges. Your lipstick will last longer if there is less edge bleeding.
4. Always use a brush to apply lipstick
Applying a lipstick with a brush helps you control the amount of lipstick you want to apply on your lips. You can distribute the lipstick evenly without having any product build-up. If you’re looking for an intense high pigmented lipstick that comes with a brush applicator, you can try the Les Macarons Infallible Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick that gives full coverage and lasts up to 16 hours.
5. Blot and powder your lips
This is yet another amazing lipstick hack you should definitely try if you haven’t already. Blot your lips with a tissue after applying your lipstick, and then apply a light layer of translucent powder. This makes the lipstick last longer and helps set it. If you like liquid lipsticks, apply it as usual, let it dry for a while and then use this hack.
How to make lips look bigger?
The trend of having fuller lips has been around for a while, and for a good reason! They can make you look more youthful and your pout more stunning. But getting lip surgeries isn’t a viable option for everyone. Wondering how to make the lips look bigger naturally without getting a surgery done? Here are some lip makeup tips to help you attain fuller lips:
1. Use a lip plumper
Lip plumper is a cosmetic product that helps boost blood flow to your lips, giving the impression that they are bigger. Look for a lip plumper that has natural ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, or peppermint oil.
2. Overline your lips
You may have noticed many celebrities use this lipstick hack of overlining the lips with a lip liner or lipstick to create an illusion of fuller lips. For this hack, use a lip liner that is darker than your lipstick and draw slightly away from your natural lips. Apply a lipstick and fill in the gap in between to give a fuller look.
3. Highlight your cupids bow
Highlighting your cupids bow is a smart lipstick hack to make your lips appear bigger and fuller. Use a highlighter or a shimmery eyeshadow to highlight the cupid’s bow above your lips.
4. Use a lip gloss to highlight your lips
Using a lip gloss may seem like a Y2K lipstick trend, but it does make your pout look fuller. Apply a lip gloss that matches your lipstick shade over your lipstick. This will draw attention to your lips as the shiny product picks up light and makes your lips look bigger.
5. Line with a concealer
Concealers not only help your lipstick longer but are also your answer to the question how to make your lips look bigger? This lipstick hack will enhance your lip makeup routine! Use a small brush and apply concealer on the outer edge of your already over-lined lips. Your lips will pop and look fuller eventually
Now that you know the lipstick hacks to make your lipstick last longer and lips look bigger, choose a long-lasting lipstick that complements your skin. Not sure which lipstick shade to choose? Visit the L'Oréal Paris Virtual-Try-On tool to digitally try out a variety of lip, eye, and face makeup products from the comfort of your home without spending a single penny.