Our lips go through a lot throughout the day – eating, drinking, even kissing. An afternoon brunch or evening cocktails can wreak havoc on a pretty pout. A common beauty quandary I hear is “How can I achieve lasting lip color. Here are a few must-haves to keep that pucker perfect.
Exfoliate lips with a scrub at least once per week to smooth lips and prevent flaking, so color will adhere to lips. Product to try: Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
Apply a lip primer to create a smooth canvas for color. Product to try: Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil
Dust translucent powder on lips to create a gripping effect. Product to try: Dermablend Professional Setting Powder
Line and fill lips with a lip liner to prevent the lipstick from bleeding and to intensify color. Product to try: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Pencil
Use a matte lipstick with a long-lasting formula. Blot excess with a tissue. Product to try: Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick
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