can't get my lipstick to last!

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Sep 22, 2011

Nikki S.

I LOVE wearing lipstick, I feel that it's just the icing on the cake to my fun eye make up looks. But my problem is, no matter what I do, I can't get my lipstick to last more then an hour. I've tried filling in my lips with a pencil first. I've tried different brands of lipstick. They basically end up in clumps all over my lips and it tends to gather in the corners of my mouth quite quickly. I have like 12 tubes of lipstick in my drawers that I rarely wear, because I feel like I'm just wasting product :(. It makes me sad, anyone have any suggestions or ideas for me!?

Sep 22, 2011

Alexis C.

My lipstick doesn't last very long on me but that's because I am very fidgety with my mouth. I rub my lips together, I bite them, etc. So you could be doing that subconsciously I know I do, I try and catch myself though. Also you should try and exfoliate your lips to have a smooth surface. Olive oil and sugar works well but I use this lip scrub
http://www.etsy.com/listing/7981163...
you can choose your flavors and they work well, taste great, and are affordable. I recommend Mango Tango.
Also for lip balm the Jack Black one has worked wonders for me
http://www.sephora.com/browse/produ...
Apply it while doing your eye makeup and once you go to do your lips it should be 'soaked in'.
Another think you can do is line your lips and apply lipstick. Let it sit for 2 minutes blot. Then reapply so it leaves a stain and you won't be layering on so much product and can prevent clumping or product. Good luck! :D

Sep 22, 2011

Nikki S.

I do tend to lick my lips a lot. I think its just because there's a product there and it doesn't feel *natural* to me. I definitely should exfoliate my lips, I do my face, I suppose it would make sense to extend it to my lips too. I'll definitely look for the jack black lip balm too, I've tried every lip balm in the world I think, none of them work that great for me. Thanks for all the tips! I have more things to add to my *make up wish list* ..haha

Sep 22, 2011

Alexis C.

Haha no problem! You will definitely feel a difference with exfoliating your lips, it gives a much smoother surface to work on. Yes I tried various lip balms and they all just left a soft waxy layer on my lips that felt good for a bit, but the jack black one really moisturizes and heals. I promise you won't regret spending 7.50 on a lip balm. If you go into the Sephora Store and you go where they have the mini products before you pay they should have a pack of 2 Jack Black Lip Balms for $10. :) 

Sep 22, 2011

Maria L.

Here's another tip (kind of old school, I guess). Line and fill your lips with pencil, then apply your lipstick. Take a facial tissue, pull it apart so you just have "one ply", but that on your lips then use a fluffy brush to dust some translucent powder over your lips. Take the tissue off, then reapply another layer of lipstick. That helps with the staying power. Good luck. 

Sep 23, 2011

Samantha G.

mac just released long wearing lip liners at nordstroms if you're looking for something that will be left behind when your color wears off. temptalia (christine) gave them a pretty good review!

Sep 23, 2011

Nikki S.

Ive never bought a mac product in my life..haha. Im a cheapo..although Ive been splurging on a bit of Urban Decay lately. So if none of these tips/tricks work, I may invest in a mac lip liner so I at least have something on my lips that will stay. It's so frustrating, because I have so many awesome lip colors that I rarely use because it doesnt even stay on. It's worse that I have a job where I talk A LOT so I think that does a number on the length of wear for my lipsticks as well..

Sep 23, 2011

Samantha G.

i totally understand! i'm getting away from mac now but i think those pencils will be worth it to check out. urban decay is awesome and i know they sell lip pencils as well. if you're more familiar with UD, that might be the way to go as well. i don't wear lipstick because i just talk a lot and off it comes haha

Aug 29, 2012

LaStacia S.

I saw something where the makeup artist recommended placing a single ply tissue on the lip and dusting setting powder on top on the lipstick. I think that it may have been Sam Fine's book or someone on Youtube.

Aug 29, 2012

Simera H.

When I wear lipstick like a red lipstick i always moisturize my lips and then line my lips and fill them in then apply the lipstick blot apply again and set it with a translucent powder

Sep 03, 2012

Juliet S.

The most long lasting lipsticks ever are from Nars

Sep 07, 2012

Niki C.

Use a lip primer. SAVED my affair with red lips. Urban decay and Mac have good lip primers.

Sep 08, 2012

Aley A.

Exfoliate lips and set with powder then apply another coat on top. Works wonders for me :)

Sep 08, 2012

Jerrica W.

Like LaStacia stated, the translucent powder trick works . 

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