Whether you’re all gussied up for a wedding or date-night, if you’re going to take time to apply a bold lip, you want it to stay on all night. Who wants to be running to the powder room to reapply every hour? To help, we enlisted celebrity makeup artist Sarah Uslan to share her secrets for making pigment stick. Here, a step-by-step guide for the next time your schedule calls for long-lasting glamour (file under: Valentine’s Day!).
Expert Tips For Making Lipstick Last
Limited Edition Sparkling Peach Lip Exfoliator
"Use a gentle scrub to buff away dead skin."
Oil-Free Moisture Lotion
"Dab on a moisturizer and blot. Don't use a lip balm—it creates too much slip."
Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Kiss ‘N’ Tell
"Choose a liner that matches your natural lip or your lipstick. Fill in the entire surface—the powdery texture will retain pigment."
"Apply your lipstick, then immediately blot excess to set."
Lip Color Matte in Flame
Modern Acrylic Facial Tissue Dispenser
Translucent Pressed Powder
"Dot translucent powder on the skin around your lips to prevent color bleeding."
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