Lipstick is one of the easiest and most flattering makeup products because it does a lot to alter your look with only a couple of swipes. However, not all formulas have long lasting power, which is unfortunate, since many brands have awesome shades. Luckily there are ways to improve the durability of your hues, which Allure magazine was kind enough to share.

1. Prepare your lips beforehand. Use a wet washcloth to gently buff your lips for 30 seconds, then smooth on a luxurious balm, like Nuxe – Reve de Miel Baume Levres (Lip Balm). Leave it on as a mask for 10 minutes, then blot your lips with a tissue.

2. Use lip liner. This layer is important because it has extra pigment that will complement your lip shade. Choose a nude color that matches your lips or a shade that matches your lipstick perfectly. Jane Iredale – Lip Pencil has plenty of options. Just line the edge of your lips and then use the side of the pencil to fill it in before applying color.

3. Powder finish. A bit of face powder will set the color without making it look cakey, so don’t forget to use a bit after your application.

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