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There is nothing even worse than spending ages getting ready, putting loads of effort into your appearance, just to find your efforts have actually not lasted and an hour later on you have to touch-up and reapply your makeup. Lipstick is one of the worst offenders for a lack of staying power so we have looked for some top suggestions on how to make your lipstick last longer.

Naturally, we have all been drawn into purchasing top of the variety lipsticks that claim to be 'even longer-lasting' however a lot of people have actually been left disappointed when the lipstick has not measured up to its claims. When forking out double figures for a lipstick is not a choice, here are some things you can do to attempt and make that lipstick last as long as possible.

Among the first tips to make your lipstick last longer is to guarantee your lips are soft and smooth to begin with. If your lips are dry and chapped, lipstick will not adhere extremely well to them. Constantly carry around a lip balm with you and attempt exfoliating with a toothbrush to eliminate any dead skin.

Put something on your lips before the lipstick to help it stick to them - attempt foundation, concealer, powder or even talc. Then use a thin layer of powder after your very first layer of lipstick followed by a second layer of lipstick on top. Additionally you could try a lip primer which can assist avoid the lipstick from smudging or feathering and assist make your lipsticks last longer too.

You could try utilizing a lip brush to apply the lipstick. Using thin layers indicates the lipstick is most likely to adhere to your lips because it is drier than television itself. Another trick worth attempting is a lip pencil. Attempt using it not just to the beyond your lips however colouring in your lips with the pencil also to create a bolder, longer-lasting look.

Lastly, once the lipstick is on, make a mindful effort not to lick your lips, yes we know some might find it tough however always check on it after you have had anything to consume or drink. Now you understand all the techniques making your lipstick last longer, you can enjoy your New Year's Eve without having to worry about topping up your lipstick from time to time.