Lipstick might just be the ultimate beauty product.
You can lighten and brighten any look with a quick swipe of vibrant lip color. You can tone down a makeup look that is too bold with a soft lip. No time to put on makeup? No problem – throw on an over-sized pair of sunglasses and a bright lip and you are good to go!
Your lipstick can make or break your look.
But wearing lipstick does sometimes come with challenges, from your lips drying out, to bleeding, to making a mess all over your teeth. Here are 5 lipstick quick fixes.
Lipstick Problem: Your Lipstick Bleeds
Bleeding or feathering lipstick can totally blow your fabulous look. Here is the fix: powder around the outside of your lips to make sure your foundation or BB Cream is set. Line your lips with a skin toned nude liner, or with a liner to match your lip color.
Apply your lipstick with a lip brush, taking care to pull the lip brush through your lip liner, pressing the lipstick firmly into your lips.
Lipstick Problem: Your Lipstick Dries Out Your Lips
Here is the fix: change your lipstick formula – maybe matte lips aren’t your best look. Change your lipstick brand – some companies make really drying formulas. Or apply a super hydrating lip balm 20 minutes before you apply your lipstick, and allow it to really soak in. Gently blot with a flat tissue prior to applying your lipstick. If your lips still get dry, top them off with a thin veil of lip balm. Try Tatcha Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm
Lipstick Problem: Your Lipstick gets On Your Teeth
Not only does it look awful, but it’s embarrassing too! And we’ve all had it happen.
Here’s the fix: Apply your lipstick with a lip brush. This helps to really press the lipstick into your lip. Next make your lips into an O shape, insert your index finger, wrap your lips around it, and pull your finger back out of your mouth. The lipstick that would have landed on your teeth will now be wrapped around your finger.
Lipstick Problem: Your Longwear Lipstick Won’t Come Off
When your longwear lipstick doesn’t want to come off it normally looks really awful too. Your lip looks dull and stained, and longwears tend to dry your lip out and make the product look chunky and gritty.
Here is the fix: Apply a layer of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly or some olive oil, and let it soak for 15 minutes before gently removing with a cotton pad. Quick makeup artist hack? Soak a cotton pad with Makeup Forever Sens Eyes, hold it against the lip for a few moments, then gently lift away the longwear lip stain.
Lipstick Problem: Your Lipstick Fades Too Quickly
So you love that punchy, bright lipcolor, but it fades or looks uneven within a couple of hours?
Here’s the fix: maybe it’s the formulation? Try a super saturated lipstick with a strong color payoff like Temptu Color True Lips.
Or, prep your lips before you apply lipstick by making sure they are not too slimy with lip balm. After blotting fill the entire lip in with the matching lipliner to your lipstick. Apply a coat of lipstick, blot it with a folded tissue, then take a new tissue, separate the two layers into one ply, pres it against the lip and apply a thin veil or setting powder on top of the single ply tissue, then remove it and add another coat of lipstick. This should make your lip color hold.