Whether you’re wearing an inexpensive lipstick in a shade you just had to try from the drugstore or a pricey lip color from a high-end cosmetics counter, you can make lipstick last longer with these four simple strategies from the skincare and beauty experts at Kristals Cosmetics, who focus on investigating the latest trends in beauty and skincare to develop gemstone-infused skincare products that promote fresher, more radiant skin.
#1 Prep Your Lips
Tiny bits of dead skin on your lips are hard to see, but they can make lipstick flake off fast. Before you apply your’s, first remove dead skin with a product that gently exfoliates your lips. Follow up with a waxy lip balm to moisturize lips and provide a ‘grabby’ surface for your final coat. But you’re not ready yet. After the balm, apply a tiny bit of concealer to your lips. Using a concealer pencil (also called a reverse lip liner) to outline lips can also prevent lipstick from bleeding.
#2 Apply Lipstick with a Brush
Your final look will be more precise – especially important for a finished look and when working with bold lipstick colors. Invest in a high-quality lipstick brush that you can work with easily – and that can be cleaned every week or so. The best brushes retract into the handle for no-mess carrying in your make-up bag.
#3 Blot and Set!
Lipstick in place? Grab a tissue and gently blot. Then dab a small amount of translucent powder over this first coat of lipstick to seal in color. Tempted to stop before this step? Don’t! It’s crucial and worth the few minutes it takes to remove excess lipstick and create a foundation for that all-important final coat.
#4 Go for the Final, Beautiful Layer
Now grab your lipstick and brush again. Outline lips carefully and fill in the middle. Notice how easily it slides on and how smooth and vibrant it looks? Definitely worth a smile – and you’ll smile throughout the day and evening as your lipstick stays in place without budging or fading. Now that’s a thing of beauty!
About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.