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Makeup Artist Secrets: How To Kiss-Proof Your Lipstick

Makeup Artist Secrets: How To Kiss-Proof Your Lipstick

No matter your Valentine’s Day plans hopefully your favorite lipgloss will be making an appearance.

After all, what’s a better occasion than V-Day to have baby-soft lips and rock a fun lipstick. To make sure your pout can withstand eating your favorite chocolates, drinking wine, and maybe even a kiss or dozen, we’ve put together a simple and reliable guide to help seal your lipstick in place. 

The best part? This makeup artist-approved tutorial is only five simple steps. Happy Valentine's Day ladies! Keep scrolling to learn how to kiss-proof your lipstick and for a roundup of our product recommendations. 

Step 1: Preparation 

No matter how long-wearing your lip lacquer claims to be, it's no match for a parched pout.

Your lipstick will unfortunately not apply smoothly and evenly to rough and dry lips. So what's a girl to do when the winter winds get the best of her? Easy! Use a brown sugar scrub specially-formulated for lips or gently buff lips with an old toothbrush.  

Product Recommendations: Sara Happ Lip Scrub and Fresh Beauty Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

Step 2: Hydration  

No matter how long-wearing your lipstick claims to be, it's no match for a parched pout.

If there's one thing French women know it's that moisturizing is essential. Whenever you're not wearing a lipstick, take the time to apply your most emollient lip balm or lip salve. When applying lipstick, especially matte-versions your lips should be dry to the touch to help pigment adhere to your lips. 

Product Recommendations: Glossier Balm Dot Com and good ole' fashioned Aquaphor

Step 3: Define 

Prevent feathering by using a lip liner in a shade similar to your natural lip color.

If you don't have a nude lip liner, feel free to use concealer around your lip area instead. This step prevents your lipstick from smudging and helps define the natural shape of your pout. 

Product recommendations: Nars Creamy Concealer and Charlotte Tilbury 'Lip Cheat' Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner

Step 4: Double the fun with powder

After applying your lip liner and lipstick, separate a two-ply tissue and blot your lips.

Follow up with your second coat of lipstick and place the second piece of tissue over your mouth. Then apply translucent loose powder with a fluffy brush to your lips over the tissue to absorb any of the lipsticks leftover moisture. By absorbing the moisture your lip color will last significantly longer.

Product Recommendations: Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and Bobbi Brown powder brush

Step 5: Prevention is key

What's worse than having a great date and realizing after an hour that you have spinach stuck in-between your teeth?

Finding lipstick on your teeth instead! Avoid this problem entirely by sliding a clean finger between your lips and slowly pull it out to remove excess color from the inner part of your mouth. 

And there you have it! Five simple steps straight from the pros right to you

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