View Full Version : Lipstick question

05-11-2004, 10:49 PM
If I'm going to wear lipstick for a long period of time, what is a good way to keep it from drying? Just so I don't have to keep re-aplying it over and over.

05-12-2004, 01:26 AM
I've never encountered a lipstick, expensive or cheap, that "dries off". However, just about any lipstick may need a touchup after you eat, drink, kiss, or do anything else likely to smudge it off your lips.

05-12-2004, 03:31 AM
I've never drying lipstick either, but there are some tricks to setting it to help it last longer. You can use a lipstick pencil for first coverage, then a regular tube lipstick. Blot lightly with a tissue, brush on (lightly!) a neutral/clear setting powder on your lipstick, then reapply with the tube lipstick.

For a more matte finish, you can reapply with more setting powder. Or, for a shinier wet look, a final coat of lip gloss.

Scrapped Neko
05-13-2004, 05:43 PM
Have you ever heard of SoftLips? It's very moisture rich and lasts for a long time. It also has spf 20 to protect your lips from the elements. I usually apply it over my regular lipstick and it helps it last longer and stay moist. Plus it comes it yummy flavors like vanilla, champagne, and strawberry.

05-14-2004, 02:46 AM
I find ALL lipsticks to be drying, ranging from "annoying" to "serious chapping". Long-wear lipsticks seem to be the worst culprits for me, so I avoid them in favor of moisturizing types. I also apply a layer of plain Chapstick under the lipstick. If you have a problem with lipstick seeming to wear off quickly, I think it's best to stick with natural-looking colors that are close to the shade of your lips so it's less noticeable.

But no matter what you use, you'll have to reapply *something* eventually. Like needing to re-powder or blot every couple of hours to avoid a shiny face in photos. Makeup needs to be frequently checked and fixed, that's all. ^^;

Hotaru Tomoe
05-14-2004, 03:12 PM
Only tip I can say is if you don't want it to feel dry.. put it on, lightly blot it with a tissue so it's not too thick, then use roll gloss over it. It'll feel a bit better and be nice and shiny. ^_^

With my lipstick experience though... carry the color you're using with you for tough-up's, and don't eat anything like burgers.. something like popcorn chicken and fries would be a much better meal if wearing lipstick.. unless it's that stay-put lipstick, I've noticed it really does stay rather well even after eating.

05-15-2004, 02:44 PM
Use Lip Venom over it, or one of their colors. I adore that stuff. It makes your lips super-super shiny.

karinka Chick
06-28-2005, 03:08 PM
I get this stuff from Victoria's Secret called Sweet Talk and I put that over my Regular Gloss or lip stick that makes it shiny and it lasts for about 4 hours with light drinking and eating.It cost $7.00 a bottel but I bought one 6 months ago and it lasts forever!!!

06-28-2005, 04:01 PM
to keep the colour going strong, first apply foundation to your lips.

to keep it from drying..try gloss (clear or with a matching colour) to keep it from fading, or any one of those drug store brand lipsticks with the 8 hour lasting power. they work.