Lipstick is a beauty staple for many women, whether she’s sporting a subtle nude gloss or a bold red matte. Lip colors and finishes have a way of enhancing the shape of your lips and your natural beauty, making it a popular makeup essential. While no doubt useful, lipstick often fades, smears or smudges over time. The lipstick itself may also break or run out when you least expect. Solve any lipstick-related problem you may encounter with these simple hacks.
Achieve Fuller-Looking Lips
Do you feel that your lips are too thin? If so, there’s an easy way to achieve a fuller pout without having to resort to fillers. Using two nude lip pencils, one lighter and one slightly darker, create the illusion that your lips are fuller. To do this, fill in the outer corners of your lips with the darker lip pencil and the middle section with the lighter-colored pencil.
Create a Matte Finish
Adore your lipstick color but wish it had a matte finish? You can create a false matte with the help of some powder blush. After applying your lipstick, apply a light layer of shimmer-free powder blush to your lips. Use your finger to press the powder into your lips to create a flawless matte finish.
Use Eyeshadow as Lipstick
Whether you ran out of lipstick or simply forgot your tube at home, lip color can be created by using a powdered eye shadow. To create your eyeshadow-base lipstick, ground up the eyeshadow to remove all lumps. Place one teaspoon of eyeshadow powder and one tablespoon of petroleum jelly in a bowl and microwave until melted. Stir and allow the mixture to dry before applying to your lips.
Add Layers to Make It Last
Lipstick is notorious for fading quickly. Ensure that your lipstick gives you hours of extra wear by taking a few extra seconds during application. For long-lasting lipstick wear, apply the lipstick color and blot. Next, apply a light coating of translucent powder, followed by a second layer of lipstick.
Fuse Your Lipstick Together
You’re applying your favorite tube of lipstick and it breaks. What do you do? Before you discard it in the trash, try to fuse the two pieces back together. Use a lighter to slightly melt the base of the lipstick then stick the pieces together. If you can’t manage to repair your lipstick, simply put it into a small container, such as a contact lens case, and apply it with your finger.