For us beauty enthusiasts, we take the time to do our makeup every morning and we think we can all agree when we say that it’s quite a therapeutic routine to do and one of the most calming ones is the process of precisely applying lipstick. But of course with all that effort we put in, we’d want it to last all day.
The key to a flawless pout isn’t just putting on lipstick alone but the whole extra steps you take to make sure you have the perfect canvas. Here we show you 4 easy ways to achieve that no-fuss lip that can last all day.
Just like in painting, you need to prep your canvas for everything to go on smoothly. Exfoliate your lips once or twice a week right before wearing a matte liquid lipstick to avoid any flaky patches. You can gently buff with a wet toothbrush or try a lip scrub that also helps hydrate your lips.
Protect Your Pout
Your lips are more susceptible to sun damage than any other part of your body so balm up with something with at least SPF 30. Try Supergoop’s Shine On Lip Screen for a shield from the UV rays especially now during the summer.
Blotting will create a base and the second coat adds shine and coverage. Apply your lipstick straight from the tube, blot your lips with a tissue and apply another coat.
Disregard The Rules
Ultimately when it comes to makeup, it’s all up to you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with hues that you normally wouldn’t wear—go for bold shades, glitter lips or ultra glossy. You don’t always have to be precise or have that ‘perfect’ lip. You can even soften the edges, wear a lipstick as a stain or just skip your liner altogether. With best thing about beauty is that you can play it up however you want.