With fall underway and richer color palettes all the rage, women everywhere are turning in their light-colored lipsticks for darker hues. And while these bold pouts are especially alluring, they do present a problem that light shades don’t possess – how do you keep the color from fading?
Yes, without touch-ups, all lip color eventually fades away, but it is extremely more noticeable when a cranberry-colored product wears away than a summery rose tone. However, there are a few steps ladies can take to help their lovely lipstick last.
According to O Magazine, prolonging the appearance of your lipstick comes down to a careful application process. To begin, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk suggests applying a bit of foundation over the lips and lip line to give the lip color a surface to adhere to.
Next, use a lip liner that matches the color of your lips (not your lipstick) and apply it with the side of the pencil, not the point, as makeup artist Rebecca Restrepo told the news source that this creates a softer look that’s easier to blend.
Finally, apply your lipstick and you’re good to go. For a bit of added dimension, paint your pout with a quick coat of lip gloss before heading out the door. Your lips will shine and the color is sure to last for hours.