Makeup Tip#2 “Don’t fade away”
“Don’t fade away”. How do I make my lipstick wear longer? This trick works best when using a matt finished lipstick or lip pencil (matt means no shine or shimmer). First, gently pat your lips with facial powder prior to applying your lipstick. Apply a generous amount of lipstick. Blot your lips with a tissue. Take a clean tissue and hold it over your lips, with the other hand, gently pat facial powder (sparingly) to the tissue over your lipstick. You should not see much if any of the powder. This can take some practice to get the right amount of powder applied before and over your lipstick. I prefer to use a lip pencil or lip crayon for more staying power. They seem to have more concentrated pigments and give a nice “stain” to your lips.
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