Making Monday Pretty: How to Make Your Lip Stain Last Forever August 17 2015

In the hot heat of summer, lip stains are the perfect choice as they won't slip and slide around and are often more comfortable than long wearing lipsticks. However, as with all things, between talking, eating and drinking, even stains can disappear throughout the day, so here are a few tips to make them last as long as humanly possible.

1. First things first, you must remember to exfoliate your lips gently with a toothbrush or face towel to remove and flaky skin and keep your application smooth. After exfoliating, apply a thin layer or lip balm or vaseline to your lips, enough to moisturize but not so much that anything you apply overtop won't adhere.

2. Line your lips. Usually lip stains are applied with a lip gloss applicator or your fingers, making application less precise that with a lipstick. Using a lip liner the same colour or slightly lighter than your lip stain, outline your lips and then make sure to really blend it inwards so there will be no demarcation between the liner and stain, and then go ahead with your stain. 

3. Layer it up. If you want the more opaque look of a creamier lipstick, but know it won't last and don't want to have to maintain it, this is your move. Start with an opaque stain and then apply a lipstick or gloss in a similar colour over top, then when that does eventually wear off there will still be colour left behind from the stain.

Bonus tip: You can totally multi task and use your favourite lip stains as a cheek stain!

Have a beautiful Monday everyone!