July 16 2019 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
Does it feel like your lipstick is always running out on you? Or it just doesn’t last as long as you’d like it to. Of course, you can always purchase any ol' highly pigmented and long-lasting lipstick that is available on the market these days, however, if you want to make your lipstick last longer; check out these easy tips using lip scrubs and balms.
2 Easy Steps to Make Your Lipstick Last Longer
Dry and chapped skin is often what makes your lipstick look rough and uneven. Incase you were unaware, having dry lips cannot hold onto color for long making them fade away faster. Scrubbing or exfoliating your lips is an extremely essential skin booster. (Lips are skin too.)
To ensure your lipstick lasts, you’ll want to rid of flakes of dead skin that settle on them. Use a lip scrub to exfoliate your lips and make them softer and help lipstick last longer.
A lip scrub is a great exfoliator because it’s base is usually granulated sugar, which is not too abrasive for the lips but strong enough to leave you with a baby soft pout.
The perfect combination of sugar, vitamins, and essential oils leaves you with smooth skin. Not to mention, many lip scrubs smell amazing and some are even tasty too!
It's super easy to create your own. Here are a few that we want you to try today.
DIY Lip Scrub
- Coconut oil or Almond Oil
- Sugar or Coffee
- Measure about a rounded teaspoon of sugar into a small bowl.
- Add a teaspoon of coconut oil or almond oil.
- Mix together with a spatula.
- Using a spatula or plastic spoon, fill a small glass jar with scrub.
- Allow to settle in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Once your mix has settled, apply to your lips and scrub for approximately 5 minutes and wipe away. Remember, do not scrub too hard, this causes tearing and can further worsen dryness.
Along with sugar as an exfoliant, you can add a nourishing touch to each recipe by including an ultra-nourishing Vitamin E, essential oil, or even honey.
Always follow up your exfoliant with a moisturizer by applying a hydrating, non-oily lip balm. This is a very important makeup tip. Before you put any product on your face, right after you clean or wash your face, apply a layer of lip balm on your lips. This will give you time to boost your lips’ moisture and elasticity while prepping the rest of your face. Applying lip balm also protects your lips after exfoliating. Moisturizing your lips is very essential to prevent them from chapping and drying out. Apply a lip balm at least 15 minutes before you apply your lipstick. This also helps fill in any cracks or fine lines and makes your lipstick slide evenly and remain long-lasting.