Picture this: You’ve spent ages perfecting your pout in front of the mirror and headed out the door to face the day, only to find that your lipstick is already looking less than fresh. Let’s face it - we’ve all been there. Between your morning coffee, the brisk walk on your commute, and keeping hydrated, long-lasting lipstick can seem like a far-off fantasy that you’ll never be able to achieve.
Luckily, this isn’t actually the case! Getting your lipstick to stay in place all day is far from impossible - you just need a few makeup tips and tricks and the right products up your sleeve. From easy lipstick application tips to the best longwear lipstick, read on to discover our top tips for long-lasting lipstick now.
1. Choose the right formula
The secret to making your lipstick last all day? Choosing the right formula from the get-go. Our newly reformulated DB Longwear Lipstick delivers ultra long-wear and guarantees rich colour and deep hydration throughout the day. This luxe vegan lipstick has a velvety-smooth texture and intense colour payoff, which will last for up to 12 hours without reapplication.
Plus, unlike many other longwear lipsticks, it’s designed to counteract dryness and glide smoothly onto your lips without dragging and pulling. Jojoba and Castor Seed oil plump and soften your natural pout, while Vitamin E nourishes lips and prevents dryness.
2. Prep before you prime
As any makeup enthusiast knows, nothing destroys statement lips as quickly as flaky skin or uneven texture. Keep these lip care concerns at bay by exfoliating your lips once or twice a week with a lip scrub or using the corner of a moistened face towel or washcloth. As a bonus, regular exfoliation will help stimulate blood flow to your lips, meaning they’ll look pink and healthy - even without lipstick!
Once you’ve revealed soft, supple, and healthy-looking lips, add a quick swipe of your favourite hydrating lip balm or Paw Paw Lip Balm to prevent dryness from returning.
3. Always colour inside the lines
Thought lip liner was only a 90s thing? Think again! Applied correctly, lip liner forms a barrier that prevents lipstick from “feathering” into lines around your mouth and holds your colour in place. Tick both boxes with our Pigment Pout Lip Liner, a creamy liner that glides on with ease.
Infused with Hyaluronic Acid for moisture retention, Q10 to plump and firm your pout, and nourishing Vitamins A & E, this natural lip liner is a must-have for any lipstick lover. The handy pencil is fully retractable and comes with a built-in sharpener, making it super easy to use on the go!
4. Keep your colour consistent
Unless you’re specifically going for an ombre lipstick look, match the colour of your liner to the colour of your lipstick. While your liner can be slightly deeper or brighter than your lipstick, a perfect match is ideal for a consistent, polished look.
Can’t find the perfect pairing? Our Invisible Lip Liner makes a great base for lipstick of any colour, and will prevent feathering and ensure your lipstick lasts all day. Additionally, our vegan lip liner is free of talc, bismuth, and parabens, meaning it’s as good for the environment as it is for you - a true win-win!
5. Don’t forget to blot
Blotting is a small but essential lipstick application step that you can’t afford to miss, particularly if you’re using a bold or bright colour. Not sure how to blot lipstick? Once you’ve applied your colour, take a small square of tissue and press it gently against your closed, relaxed mouth. Use your fingertips to gently press the tissue onto your entire lip, paying particular attention to the outer corners and edges.
Then, carefully remove the tissue and apply a second swipe of lipstick, focussing mainly on the centre of your lips for richer, deeper colour.
6. Finish with a powder
To make sure your lips last from day to night, set your lipstick with a dusting of our Hydra Set Translucent Setting Powder. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and Hyaluronic Acid, this lightweight powder will help your lips retain moisture while ensuring that your colour won’t budge throughout the day.
To apply the powder, take a clean square of tissue and lay it on your lips like you did at the blotting stage. Then, pick up a little setting powder with a fluffy brush and softly tap the bristles onto the tissue. The tissue will make sure just enough powder makes it to your lips, where it will set and press in the colour without compromising the colour payoff. Afterwards, simply remove the tissue, and you’re all done!
Turn your long-lasting lipstick dreams into reality
Learning how to stop lipstick from bleeding and fading throughout the day is an important makeup skill that any beauty aficionado should know. By following our six lipstick application tips, you can kiss faded-out colour and feathery edges goodbye and say hello to vibrant colour that lasts all day.
Ready to add non-drying lipsticks and other lip care products to your makeup tool kit? Shop our natural lip products now and enjoy free Australian shipping on all orders over $60!