It’s a common belief that when you use a long-lasting lip colour, you’re basically sacrificing the softness and suppleness of your lips.
So what’s a gal to do when she wants her colour to last for hours and hours, but doesn’t feel like walking around with lips as dry as the Sahara?
Well, thankfully, the idea that a long-lasting lipstick has to be drying is a complete and utter misconception. There are plenty of options out there to keep your lips kissably soft (and popping with colour) all night long.
I took the question to our members, and here are a few of the non-drying, super long-lasting lipsticks they swear by:
Revlon ColourBurst Balm Stain
essence Longlasting Lipstick
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lipstick
Lancôme Rouge in Love
Yves Saint Laurent Kiss and Blush
L’Oréal Paris Infallible 2-Step Longwear Lipstick
And some of them provided handy tips for getting an extra hit of hydration and even longer wear out of your lip colour:
LAYER YOUR LIPSTICK
“I think a lot of lipsticks can be long-lasting if they’re layered properly.” – mooloo
bh tip: To layer your lipstick, apply one coat of your lipstick, then dab with a tissue, making sure to press the colour into your lips. Apply another layer and dab again. Repeat one more time for good measure and you’re good to go!
ADDING A BALM INTO THE MIX
TRY A LIP PRIMER
“The key to lips not drying out is to use NYX Lip Primer. This product makes your lips more hydrated – the product stays on longer and is less likely to bleed.” – Pink Hornet
What’s your favourite long-lasting lipstick that isn’t drying? Do you have any tips for making your lipstick last longer?