Beauty tips - how to make your lipstick last longer

1. Prep your lips before application - buff away dead skin cells using a gentle lip scrub (try Lush's sugar scrubs) or very gently with a clean toothbrush. By exfoliating the surface it will help give lips something to cling on to and also will stop any dry patches showing through

2. Use a lip liner in a similar shade to your lippie to cover your lips entirely. Start with the outline and then fill them in all over. This will give your lipstick a good base and also add long-lasting colour underneath it if it starts to wear off.

3. Apply, blot and re-apply. A two layer process will ensure you get the best coverage and also aid lasting power. Apply a coat of lipstick, blot with a tissue and then re-apply another coat on top.

4. Try Lipcote - a seriously retro product, Lipcote helps to seal in your lipstick, making it last for hours and hours. It can be very drying, so make sure you top up with a bit of balm on top.

5. Use matte finish or satin lipsticks. These will last a lot longer than those with glossy or lighter textures.

If all else fails, make sure you've got a compact mirror and your lippie in your handbag for a top up!

Have you tried any of these tips before?


  1. Great tips! I love the Lush lip scrubs and lipliner always keeps my lipstick on much longer x x x


  2. I've pretty much given up on expecting my lipsticks to last - I always just take one with me and top it up. If I do want colour to last, I find the liquid lipsticks with the balm on the other end that lots of brands do are the only real option. I've a Maybelline one in a nude/heathery shade that I wear almost daily and it's often still there in the morning (even after diligently trying to remove it!).

  3. Great tips! I always use my toothbrush to exfoliate and use the blotting technique. And I love Lipcote! :)

  4. I definitely do the apply-blot-apply thing! I do forget to exfoliate my lips though which is silly of me since I have dry lips. Thanks for the reminder!

    Lindsey | Ping and Ting

  5. Some really great tips here! I love exfoliating my lips but still haven't got my hands on Lush's lip scrubs - need to get myself one!!

    emily x ❤ | emily’s beauty blog

  6. Aah, great tips!
    Do you know where you can buy Lipcote? I've been looking around for it for ages!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    1. I think Boots stock it - I'm sure I've seen it there recently! It's usually near the false nails for some weird reason x

  7. Great tips! I've been starting to get more into lipliner :) xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  8. Lip liner is just not something I am good at x

  9. Can you recommend any nude lip liners that could go under any shade lipstick?xx


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