How To Make Your Lipstick Last

When you’re going to be wearing lipstick for a while (going out all night, long work day, weddings, etc.), you know you want it to last as long as possible so your lips always look great.  This trick is going to help you get the most out of your lipstick, so you aren’t having to reapply as often (hello – we all know how lipstick application can look after a couple of drinks on girls night!).  Read on for more.

How to make your lipstick last longer

Step 1: Moisturize!  Since you’re going to be wearing this lipstick for a while, you don’t want your lips to dry out or it won’t be pretty.  Apply a light layer of your favourite balm to give your lips a little love.

How to make your lipstick last longer

Step 2: Line.  Line your lips with a lip liner that matches your lipstick.  I actually prefer to use a clear liner so I don’t have to worry about messing up or mismatching (I’m using Yves Rocher Flawless Lip Liner in 01 Incolore).  This step will prevent your lipstick from bleeding, feathering and traveling.

How to make your lipstick last longer

Step 3: Apply one coat of your favourite lipstick (I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss Lipstick in 109).

How to make your lipstick last longer

Step 4: Set.  Pat on a layer of pressed or loose powder onto the first coat of lipstick.  This will help set the colour so it lasts longer.

How to make your lipstick last longer

Step 5: Reapply your lipstick on top of the powder for the final step – this will adhere to the powder and will leave your lips looking perfect.

Feel free to dance, eat and drink the night away knowing that your lipstick is going to have some serious staying power!  What are your tricks for making your lipstick last?

  • Great tips! Loved this post 🙂

  • Anna L

    Love this!! Great tips.

    My tip is if you have a matching liner, fill in your lips with it, then apply your lipstick.

  • I loved your tips about applying lipstick and I can’t add anything to that great advice.Thank you.

  • Thanks so much for these tips! I’ve never seen a clear lip liner…..where have I been? lol

  • travelluna

    what a great tip, I never though of reapplying after the powder

  • Amy Lovell

    great tips! Would never have done any of that, will dfefinatly be trying it out!

  • Carla Allio

    good trick, thank you for sharing it! 🙂

  • ana-maria ignat

    good trick…we want more:)

  • Φωτούλα

    Nice, I’m gonna try it asap!

  • Mikk Boiadè

    This one is very useful! Thank you for the tips!
    However I have to refine the technique I suppose, when applying the powder I made a mess! 😀

  • Michelle

    I shall try this tomorrow!

  • Rini Setiani

    waw it’s great!!!

  • Evangelia Kollia

    Very useful information for more beautiful lips <3

  • Ria Alemina Ginting Manik

    This is a great tips. Thx for sharing! Will try it! xoxo

  • Ria Ramirez

    wow this is a very helpful tip. Didn’t know that the secret to a lasting lipstick would be just a pressed or loose powder. Nice one there! Thanks.

  • Rhea Liza Lirios Munoz

    nice… very useful.. I must try this one… thanks

  • sara rai

    Thanks for the tips:) I will try.

  • Athena

    I’m going to have to try this

  • Heather Holmberg

    hmmm… good to know .. I work part time as a tax associate and as we only work 3 months out of the year, I am on the go from start til end of work day, and I always hate worrying about my lipstick half wearing off, so I usually just do not wear it ! .. Going to try this ! Thanks so much

  • Sarah D

    Really useful info. What kind of powder should I use? And what’s the best way to apply it without it getting everywhere? Thanx!

  • Leigh-Ann Murphy

    Great tips thank you! Lipstick is an issue for me, not knowing what colours look best or how to make it last

  • Alexia Harvours

    I never thought about powdering lips between lipstick layers. Interesting post!

  • Oh I didn’t know you need to apply second coat after powdering the first coat… I must do that next time! 🙂 Thanks for the tip!