How to Perfectly Apply Lipstick and Make it Last

This may be titled “How to Perfectly Apply Lipstick” however I am not sure that it is possible to perfectly apply it. A better title might be How to Apply Lipstick as Perfectly as Possible, that just doesn’t sound as nice.

The first step is to exfoliate your lips really well. There are a ton of products out there and a lot of at home recipes on the internet. Whatever formula you choose will be fine. The point is that you don’t want to have any dry patches on your lips.

Next, you want to put on a very hydrating lip balm. It’s like anything else, you want to have a nice smooth and hydrated base to apply the lipstick onto.

I suggest using a lip liner or the same color lipstick on a lip brush. Most lipsticks are big and bulky and it’s not easy to get a precise line.

Start by outlining your cupids bow, this takes a lot of concentration and precision. If you get this part uneven then it will throw off the rest of the look, take your time.


Next go from the outer corner of your mouth and connect it to the top of the cupids bow.


For the bottom lip, just follow the natural lip line. Take your time and try and make it even. You will notice my lip isn’t even but I still follow my natural lip line at this point.


Now this part is optional but it will help with the longevity of your lipstick. Fill in your entire lip with the lip liner.


When you go to put on the lipstick you want to get it as close to the lip liner as possible, without going over the lip liner.


Now you see that I have a nice opaque coat of lipstick on. This next step is one that might not apply to many people. As you can see, one side of my bottom lip is obviously larger than the other. When I was in college I was kicked by a horse. I had 7 stitches in my lip and it was pretty tore up inside. When it healed I was left with scar tissue in my lip about the size of a pea. I was given steroid injections to help reduce the size, however it did not reduce the scar tissue that much. In order to even out my bottom lip, I go back in with the lip liner and try and make it look even. t doesn’t look perfect, but it does look better.


In order to help it last as long as possible you need to go in with a tissue and blot your lips with a tissue. Then reapply another coat of lipstick. You can stop at this point, but if you really want it to last then you can do this final step.

Take a translucent powder and dust a layer over the top of your lips. This will make them matte but it will help your lipstick last even longer.



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