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.
STEP 1: EXFOLIATE
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.
STEP 2: HYDRATE
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.
STEP 3: COLOUR
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.