How to make your lipstick last longer?

Antonia asked:

Do you have any hints & tips to make lipstick longer lasting?
(Lipstick & lipgloss never last long on my lips โ€“ maybe my lips are in bad condition? I want to invest in MAC lip conditioner)

Step 1: Apply lip balm on your lips and let it soak few for a minute or two.


Step 2: Lay the tissue on your lips and lightly move your fingers on your tissue covered lips. This will take off any excess lips balm from your lips.

Step 3: Take a similar shade of lip liner as your lipstick. Line and fill in your lips with a lip liner.ย  A lip liner would give a base to your lipstick. So if your lipstick rubs off, your lip liner would keepย  the colour on your lips.

applying lip liner

Step 4: Now apply your lipstick.


Step 5: Lay a tissue on your lips , and lightly move your fingers in tissue. Remove the tissue. This will blot your lipstick. Then apply your lipstick again, and blot again.

Blotting lipstick


24 thoughts on “How to make your lipstick last longer?

  1. Omg thank you for this post.. My lipstick hardly stays for few hours and it irritates me lot.. Am defo gonna try this step by step and wil get back to you and if it doesn’t work I want my money back *kidding*

  2. lining and filling your lips with a lip liner is a sure shot way to make sure that your lipstick stays on longer. i havent tried it out myself (mainly because i enjoy reapplying stuff on my lips – it gives me a high!), but my mother swears by it. especially since she uses dark shades on her lips. nothing looks worse than dark lips falling apart!

  3. Sarah, lol!! I have terms and conditions now. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Rima: Yes it works. I end up not applying lip liner out of my laziness a lot of times and then my touch ups are never ending. And yes, by now I know how much you love lipsticks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Amazing post Rati. Thank you so much for addressing this issue. I’m printintg this post & putting it in my makeup folder so I can refer to it in the future ^_^

    I love makeup (though I don’t feel very confident in this area sometimes) & am slowly learning hints & tips. Your blog is a fantastic source which I am incredibly grateful for as it helps me become more knowledgable about the ins & outs of makeup.

    Keep up the great work of sharing your makeup experiences =]

  5. Aww! that’s so sweet Antonia. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think makeup should be taken as fun and a challenge both. Fun because if you get too serious about it, you might probably stop enjoying it. And challenge because a right makeup can do wonders and wrong one can make you fall flat.

    I am glad my blog is helping you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks a lot. *hugs*

  6. em fyn !!
    great actually .. bit busy .. hav mah boards in march .. yep I knw em too young ๐Ÿ˜€ ( dun be shocked , OK ๐Ÿ˜›
    so studying dese days ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Oh!! 10th or 12th? Looking at your bubliness, I always thought you must maximum be in first year of college. ๐Ÿ˜› So I never imagined you as too old.

    My neighbour’s daughter also has boards coming up so I can understand your situation.

    Good Luck sweetheart. Do well and we will have more fun around once you get free. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. You know i have never applied a lipstick in my life ;)…and your post is so tempting … i am off to Boots this weekend to buy lipstick,lip balm ,liner etc .. hehe ..


    P.S Boots is a chain of stores in London where you can do beauty shopping.You can check it over here

  9. Oye! didn’t know you were reading this blog. ๐Ÿ˜› And you are tempting me know. I me lemming to get illamasqua and bobbi brown but we don’t get it here. ๐Ÿ™ I love lipsticks even prefer them over glosses

    Could I take pride in converting you from my CAT student to makeup and beauty’s? Ahem!!:D

    By the way how is it going there?

  10. ๐Ÿ˜€
    12th .. and non med .. so pretty busy these days hardl;y come online buh my lappy is always on .. so make it a point to check ua blog now and then ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks for da wishes , gotta give my best shot ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Hi Rati thanks for asking. I’m doin ok…just not feeling my best coz of flu n cold. Just got back so still not in the mood to blog so much but I sure am trying my best ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great tips btw. I, for one, can’t live without Mac Tinted Lip Conditioners…they’re fab

  12. everythings going good .. and i ll get illamasqua and bobbi brown for you .. you send me rest of the details ..which product , color etc …

    And currently i am you make up and beauty student ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. Hi Cynthia, Good to see you. I know this changing weather really gets on all of us. Take care of yourself and I’ll give MAc conditioners a try. ๐Ÿ™‚


    Oh no!! I’ll mail you the details only if you agree to take money from me, otherwise not.

    And yes, you better stay around. We’ve got loads to learn. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Great Tips Rati,

    Though I use none of these :P..

    I use a lip tint in a shade similar to the lipstick below the lipstick coat. I first tint my lips and then apply the lipstick.

    This gives a more even toned color and if the lipstick wears off.. well, the tint is still there – so no touch-ups, refraining from food or conversation for me ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. oh yes!! I somehow not end up buying tints. No reason from refraining from those just that it never comes to my mind that i have to buy a lip tint. ๐Ÿ˜› Will give it a try now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I generally use a matt lipstick


    reapply matt lipstick

    top it off with a hint of gloss for shine- not too much or else the colour runs

    I stay away from lip tints cause it gets into the lip cracks and leave it looking aweful!

  17. Vinita,

    Thanks for the tips. I know matte shades have an excellent staying power but I just don’t buy them. I get get so distracted by all these sheer glossy finishes that mattes don’t get my attention. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Welcome aboard and do stay around. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I am tooooo lazy to use lipliners….. One lady from Lotus Professionals revealed this secret to me….n m really grateful to her..
    It was soo nice of u rati di for reminding me this trick again….. *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou*

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