7 Lipstick Hacks Every Woman Must Know

broken lipstick in artistic shapeLipstick is one of the most classic cosmetics and remains an essential part of many women’s makeup routine. There’s even a holiday to celebrate its greatness—National Lipstick Day is July 29! We often rely on lipstick to help us feel pulled together and confident. On the other hand, sometimes we simply wear it because we enjoy the shade, the moisturizing finish, or even its scent. If you’re a lipstick lover like we are, these lipstick hacks will make applying your favorite shade even better.

7 Life-changing Lipstick Hacks

For those who love it, lipstick is a way of life. So any trick that makes it easier to wear, maintain and enhance your lip color is essential.  Keep reading to learn everything from the right way to apply lip liner, how to fix broken lipstick, or simply how to change the finish of your favorite lipstick.

1) Exfoliate your lips.

No matter what color or finish of lipstick you are using, having smooth, hydrated lips is vital. When your lips are dry or flaky, the lip color doesn’t last as long or look as uniform. Use our Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator to slough off any dead skin, leaving your lips smooth, supple, and ready for color.

2) Fix mistakes with Absence.

Lipstick mistakes happen to everyone, but erasing stray marks of color is easier than you think! Many people recommend applying a little concealer around your lip line after applying lipstick, but we prefer to use Absence Oil Control Primer. If you apply a tiny amount to any stray marks using the Camouflage Brush, it acts as a magic eraser to helps get rid of mistakes and make your lip line more defined—no wiping necessary.

3) Make any lipstick matte.

Matte lips are on trend at the moment, but what can you do if your favorite shade isn’t in a matte finish? Find a matte blush that is a similar shade then, using your finger, gently pat the powder blush onto your lips to create a beautiful matte finish.

4) Lock your lip look in all day.

One of the challenging things about lipstick is how your favorite shade can slowly fade as you wear it.  To keep your lip look locked in place all day try the following steps.  Gently blot excess lipstick off on a tissue after you’ve applied it.  Using a clean tissue separate the two ply apart so that you have one thin layer of tissue in each hand.  Place one layer across your lips, then using translucent loose powder sprinkle a dusting of powder across your lips.  Finally add another layer of lipstick and you’re good to go!  The translucent powder absorbs excess oil on your lips throughout the day, helping the lipstick to adhere better and last longer.

5) Get a perfect line every time.

We all struggle to create the illusion of perfectly defined lips, but using this hack makes lining your lips easy. First, using your Lip Pencil draw a diagonal line from the highest point of your top lip, down the inside of your Cupid’s bow to the bottom of your upper lip. Then, repeat the process on the other side of you Cupid’s bow. Creating the X helps you create a perfectly lined Cupid’s bow every time.

6) Nudes not enough?

We all love our favorite nude lipsticks, but sometimes they just don’t look right. This might be because your natural lip color is showing through the lipstick. To fix this, pat a small amount of concealer or foundation over your lips before applying your lipstick. This hack will ensure that your lipstick is true to color.

7) Stop your lipstick from feathering.

If your lipstick sometimes strays outside of your lip line, try using a face primer, like our Smooth Affair® for Oily Skin Facial Primer & Brightener.  Apply the primer on clean lips before you apply your lipstick.  Your lipstick won’t stray again.

We Want to Know

Do you have any other lipstick hacks that you can’t live without?  Tell us in the comments below or show us on Instagram by tagging #BeautyWithBrilliance and #TheSkincareMakeup.

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  1. my upper lip is light brown however my lower lip is pink. so wherever I apply my lipstick it doesn’t look uniform and nice. can you please suggest something for that??!!

    1. Hi Ella,

      Thanks for asking, we have many friends with similar lip coloring. There are a few different options. The first is to use a liquid foundation or concealer to create a uniform base for your lips. This is the most full-coverage option, and we usually recommend it for all women when the have formal events to attend. A second, simpler option is to line and fill in your lips completely with Lip Pencil. The color will give you a completely even base and help your lipstick last longer. The last option is for days when you’re going for a more casual look. You can use Forever Pink or Forever Red Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Tint as a base color. This product uses the pH in your skin to create a beautiful tint that is specific to you. It will help even out your lip color a little in a more natural-looking way.

      Best wishes!

    1. Hi there,
      We recommend going for light to medium colors and add a touch of gloss on top for thin lips – this makes them look fuller!

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