Hey, man, I’m not about to get up in the middle of The OA just to touch up my lipstick, because Netflix marathoning is serious business.
Follow these three steps to longer-lasting lipstick, and you may never have to hit “pause” again.
1. Prep those lips!
Prepping and priming your lips will turn your pout into a perfect canvas. Use a lip primer and/or a lip-prepping product, and I know that MAC makes one. I used it a long time ago and thought it was OK, but you know…you can also prep your lips with something you might already have in your makeup bag — liquid foundation or liquid concealer.
Just dab a tiny amount of either one on your lips, and spread it all over for an impromptu lip primer.
2. Grab that lip liner
After outlining your lips, fill them in with the same liner (Because why would you use two different lip liners? Dude, it isn’t 1995 anymore.) to give your lipstick a smooth, waxy base coat (here’s how I do it).
3. Apply your lipstick
You can do it straight from the bullet (hello, lazy lady), or you can use a lip brush, but I think a brush does help my lipstick last a little longer.
There’s something about a lip brush that really gets the product in there as close as possible to the skin, and for whatever reason, my lipstick lasts longer.
But it’s not a huge difference… You definitely don’t have to do it.
Either way, apply your first layer, then blot it with a tissue, and then add a second layer.
By following these steps, you’ll help your lipstick last up to its potential, instead of just having one product on your bare lips clinging to them for dear life.
And for EXTRA wear time
Lightly dust a bit of loose translucent powder (or blush) on top of your lipstick using a tapered blending eye brush or your finger. Just pat the powder directly on top for superb wear time (note: this also gives your lipstick a matte finish).
My new dutch oven
Let’s not even go there about how late I am with my Christmas shopping this year.
Anyway, while I dueling with other shoppers at Target yesterday, I spied with my smoky eye this 6 quart Threshold Dutch Oven (WITH A LID! LOL). It was on sale for $39.99 (full price: $49.99).
I’ve been wanting a dutch oven for ages, so I splurged and got myself one. Merry Christmas to me! 🙂
The first thing I’m going to make with it is this coq au vin recipe I found on reciptetineats.com.
Oh, that website… Their food photography is out of this world! I made one thing from the website so far, a cashew chicken dish, and it was… I don’t even have the words to describe how good it was. It was that good.
That dutch oven better look out, woo hoo!
Your friendly neighborhood lipstick addict,