5 Ways To Make Your Regular Lipstick Last Longer Without Smudging

How To Make Lipstick Last longer than usual

If your favourite lipstick doesn’t have a long wearing formula, don’t be disheartened because we’ve figured out exactly how to make that lipstick last longer. There are a bunch of tips and tricks that will guarantee your go-to bullet lipstick works just as good as a waterproof one in terms of staying power. And we’ve listed them all below. 


How To Make Your Lipstick Last Longer


Whether it is a basic bullet lipstick or a creamy lipstick that wipes off easy, these tips will make sure your lipstick lasts longer than ever without a need for touch ups.


Lip Balm Blot

Lip Balm Blot to make lipstick last longer

The first step to follow when applying any kind of lip makeup is prepping the lips with a lip balm. Well moisturised lips create a smooth and solid foundation for long wearing lipstick application. This step will also ensure your lips don’t flake and chap underneath lipstick. An important thing to do is apply the lip balm and leave it on for a few minutes. Then dab off the excess balm at the back of your hands before applying lipstick. This will remove any residue from your lips so that the lipstick sticks better.

POPxo First Kiss Lip Balm SPF 15

This lip balm is a must-have for smooth and well hydrated lips under lipstick. It moisturises the skin while offering sun protection and the formula isn’t sticky or tacky.


Lip Liner Hack

Lip Liner Hack to make lipstick last longer

In case you didn't know, a lip liner can make your lipstick last longer. Don’t just apply the liner along the outlines of your lips, apply it all over your lips as tell. Do this before applying lipsticks and you will realise that it extends the wear time of your regular lipstick considerably.

MyGlamm LIT Matte Lipliner Pencil - Spoilt

If you’re looking for a good lip liner with a shade that will complement your skin tone, pick this rusty coral lip liner by MyGlamm. It’s a matte lip pencil that helps matte lipsticks and creamy lipsticks last longer.


Blot & Layer

Blot & Layer to make lipstick last longer

One of the best ways to make your lipstick last longer is to blot it by lightly dabbing with a tissue napkin and then reapplying another layer of the same lipstick. What this does is it pushes the pigment on your lips so that even if the formula does fade after a bit, your lips will still maintain the colour of the lipstick.

MyGlamm POSE HD Lipstick - Nude Mauve

This creamy matte lipstick looks so good that you need it in your kit ASAP. It has a matte formula that has a soft sheen to it which makes the lips look juicy and plump.

Powder Method

Powder Method to make lipstick last longer

This insider trick to make lipstick last longer is something every makeup lover should know off. Swipe on your favourite shade of lipstick and then place a thin tissue napkin over your painted lips. Now, dab some translucent powder over the area of tissue that sits right on your lips. Take off the tissue and your lipstick instantly gets more transferproof. You can reapply lipstick and repeat the powder step one more time to ensure more colour payoff and long lasting results.

MyGlamm POSE HD Setting Powder - Ivory

This is the coolest product because the powder is so finely milled and applies super smoothly. It also works as a great setting powder to make your enetire makeup look last longer.

Eyeshadow Over Lipstick

Eyeshadow Over Lipstick for making it last longer

Another cool way to make your lipstick last longer also allows you to have fun and experiment with your lipstick shade. Simply swipe on your favourite lipstick and then dab a brown or maroon powder eyeshadow over it. The powder eyeshadow formula mattifies the lipstick and also adds another dimension of colour. And most eyeshadow palettes have warm brown or neutral shades that can look amazing over lipstick.

POPxo 12 Eyeshadow Kit - Vibe Check

Get your hands on this eyeshadow kit and elevate your makeup game. The 12 pretty shades in the palette look amazing on the lids and they can serve as good lip toppers to make your lipstick last longer too. Brownie points for the formula containing nourishing vitamin E.

You’ll never complain about your lipstick fading ever again. Now that you know how to make your lipstick last longer, there’s no stopping you from slaying the most stunning lip makeup looks.


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