Tips on how to make lipstick keep on longer is a persistent make-up concern, though there are many long-wear choices, together with lip primer, nowadays. Regardless of advances in formulation that makes matte lipstick extra comfy (hello, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution) and long-wear color a bit simpler to put on, a few of us simply wish to put on lipstick that IS creamy, moisturizing and comforting — and ain’t no matte or long-wear is gonna substitute.

There is a basic make-up artist trick for making lipstick keep on longer that entails making use of a layer of lipstick, blotting, then powdering evenly via a layer of Kleenex. However there’s one other model of that trick on the town, and once I first noticed it on-line, I did a double-take: makeup artist Michel Coulombe, Artistry & Training Director at Laura Mercier, utilized powder instantly on the primary layer of lipstick. Whaaa??

Developing on this submit, makeup artist Courtney Bennett, gross sales and training exec at Laura Mercier Canada, demonstrates a few variations of that “new” powder + lipstick method. They work, too, with out messing up the feel of the lipstick and with out making lips really feel dry.

the way to make lipstick keep on longer: the OG

Earlier than we get to the video, let me first define the basic makeup-artist strategy to enhancing lipstick put on and color depth:

1) apply lipstick
2) separate a two-ply tissue into particular person… plies?? sheets!
three) press a single ply towards the lips (to soak up a few of the emollients within the lipstick)
four) with the one ply nonetheless in place over the lipstick, evenly mud a bit of powder over lips
5) take away the powdered tissue, then re-apply one other layer of lipstick

It really works, however should you may skip the tissue bit, why would not you? So this is the way to increase lipstick color put on with out all that ply-stuff…

the way to make lipstick keep on: the sequel

As I discussed earlier, right here Courtney reveals us variations on the method I noticed Michel demo (the one by which powder goes instantly onto the primary layer of lipstick).

Word: yep, Courtney’s carrying a matte lip color, not a creamy shade. That is as a result of I sprang the video concept on her with out warning and the Laura Mercier Velour Excessive Matte Lipstick in Femme (from the Fall 2019 Parisian Nudes assortment) was useful. So she used it for demo functions.

Beneath is a breakdown of every method Courtney demonstrated.

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