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Wherever you prefer to reapply yours, International Make-Up Artist Caroline Barnes gives three quick tips to help your lip stick last a little longer.


People tend to forget to exfoliate their lips. When done gently, exfoliation is key to improve blood flow and create a smooth base for any colour. Gently exfoliated lips, with good hydration and lots of protection will give lips the softness and bounce they need.

Product recommendation: Naturopathica, Sweet Cherry Polishing Lip Scrub, £18.00

An exfoliating lip polish that smooths and nourishes leaving lips feeling super soft and nourished throughout the day. Formulated with exfoliating cherry seed powder and antioxidant sweet cherry puree.


Our lips hold on to colour longer when they are hydrated and protected. Hydration comes well in the form of Hyaluronic Acid as well as a lovely soft Shea Butter. These two together make such a huge difference.

Product recommendation: Goldfaden MD, Lip Therapy Restoring Lip Treatment, £32.00

An effective, long-lasting, and hydrating lip treatment designed to condition the skin on the lips for a smoother, fuller, more youthful look. Rich in antioxidants, this treatment pampers the lips with a blend of moisturisers and a multi-active peptide complex to boost condition, leaving them feeling revitalised throughout the day.


There are some beautiful new liquid lipsticks and high pigmented lipsticks that you can dab on for a soft blurring effect or add straight form the bullet for a strong pop of colour on your lips.

Product recommendation: e.l.f. Cosmetics, Glossy Lip Stain, £6.00

Find a long-wear, comfortable lip stain that gives lips a sheer pop of colour and subtle gloss effect (think: more pigment than a lip balm and less bold than a lipstick). The long-wear, buildable formula won’t transfer and leaves lips looking fit for a queen.

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