There is nothing sexier than sporting sultry red lips all day, but it can get very annoying having to constantly re-apply. Below are a few tips and a few products that have made my red lipstick habit less complicated.
1. Get The Right Lipstick
This is the root of the problem. Some lipsticks are better than others, and price has nothing to do with it. My favorite lipsticks have actually been more on the affordable side than not. My all time favorite classic red lipstick has been the $3 e.l.f matte lipstick in Rich Red. Usually I don’t expect much when using cheap cosmetics but e.lf. has blown me away countless times. I applied it in the morning and didn’t have to re-apply until my subway ride home after my nine to five.
I’ve also had a lot of luck with the $3 e.l.f. Studio lip stain in Red Carpet and the $10 Mattese Elite in Swinger from Ricky’s NYC. Another thing I have discovered over the years is matte lipstick lasts a lot longer than those meant to make lips shine.
2. Prep The Lips
We usually use eyelid primer to make our eyeshadow last longer, why not do the same for lips? I only recently heard of lip primer. In the past, I would put my liquid foundation on my lips and set them with powder before applying my lipstick. I typically recommend priming the lips when using an off-beat lipstick color such as those from Lime Crime. Red and pink lipsticks don’t necessarily need it.
Lip Primer and Plumer: $3 e.l.f.
3. Eat and Drink Carefully
This is what usually fades our lipstick throughout the day. When drinking from a glass, press your tongue against the glass first. That way your bottom lip will touch your tongue instead of wiping and smudging on the glass.
While eating, avoid touching the utensil with your lips at all costs. Instead, graze your teeth on the fork or spoon instead of grazing your lips.
Hopefully these tips will help your favorite lipstick last all day and night. Have you found a dream product that makes your lipstick last all day? Let us know in the comments below!