Lipstick Tricks of the Trade
Each season always seems to bring alot of beautiful deep and rich tones in lipsticks. Meaning, we try to find a way to keep them on. While soft, lip tones are always in, it’s the more deeply pigmented lipsticks that are difficult to keep on without feathering and fading. Nothing a few quick tips and tricks of the trade won’t help.
The rub test.
To figure out if a lipstick is going to stay on in the first place, do the rub test frist. Before buying a tube, run the lipstick across the back of your hand. How did it go on? Very slippery? Greasy? Did alot of lipstick go on your hand or just a little?
The more wax a lipstick has, the shinier and greasier the lipstick will be. And the harder it will be to keep it on. Wax loves to melt, especially in heat, so if it’s a hot day, creamy lipsticks take a beating. With a lot of wax, it means that the lipstick isn’t ‘stiff’ enough to keep the pigment on. If it smears on your hand, it will smear on your lips as well. Better bet: find a lipstick that glides on but leaves only a good layer of pigment behind.
Are you needing moisture for dry lips? You’ll get better results in applying a Vitamin E stick or lip balm in the evening before you go to bed, and sticking to just lipstick in the morning. You’ll get better results. Remember, skin care products affect your skin, makeup enhances it. Avoid the lip balm underneath lipstick unless you’re dealing with a very matte lipstick. If you don’t need it, you won’t end up with 2 layers of wax that you have to keep on. Find a happy medium that offers slight moisture, goes on without being too slippery, and doesn’t have a ton of wax that wil only bleed and feather off.