I have always wished my lipstick to become my best friend, standing strong through all thick and thins of life, never leaving my side and never giving up on me.
Turns out, sometimes lipstick is not the best friend you dream of. Well, smudging of lipstick has been a generation long problem, which most of the young women has to face. You go to a party, eat your favorite biriyani and swoosh! your lipstick is vanished! OR you drink your favorite cocktail and there goes your lipstick in to the glass to have a swirly party dance.
A best friend magnifies your personality with their gentle touch of friendship, support and empathy which brings out the best in yourself. Similarly, Lipstick does a fabulous job to bring out the best version of a women. You need to nurture your lips, just like you nurture your friendship to grow, thrive, turn deep and strong.
Here are few lip nurturing process, which you can follow to keep your lipstick stay for longer duration of time. You can follow this step by step guide, because the last thing you want to think about when you are in a client meeting, business convention or a family get together is to bid your lipstick adios!
- WASH YOUR LIPS UP & MOISTURIZE– Cleaning your lip is as important as applying a moisturizer. Wash it up by using a good moisturizing soap which helps your lips to be clean, soft and supple. Moisturize your lip with a lip moisturizer or a lip balm (BUY HERE – MAYBELLINE NEW YORK BABY LIPS-Lip Balm– https://amzn.to/2TLIXoX ) of your choice to further soften your lips. This will make your lips free from any dryness and flakiness.
- CREATE A BASE FOR YOUR LIPSTICK – Priming is done to create a base for your lipstick, so that the lipstick you apply stays longer. Choose a primer (BUY HERE- SUGAR- SEAL THE SHOW LIP PRIMER–https://amzn.to/3aw1ifD) which suits your skin and apply evenly on your lips. If you are not a primer fan then you can also create a base with a concealer (BUY HERE- MAYBELLINE NEW YOUR FIT ME CONCEALER– https://amzn.to/38wTYhQ ).
- CHOOSE A HIGH QUALITY LIP-LINER & LIPSTICK- A good quality Lip-liner ( BUY HERE – LAKME 9 TO 5 LIPLINER– https://amzn.to/2TOKb2z ) and Lipstick (BUY HERE—LAKME 9 to 5 PRIMER WITH MAT COLOR– https://amzn.to/2NQCCVp ) can make or break the long-lasting deal. I am genuinely not a fan of gloss and matte is surely the one which doesn’t smudge very easily. So make your choice!
- BLOT IT UP: Once you are done applying the lip liner and the lipstick, you can use a blotting paper (BUY HERE—BASICARE NATURAL LAVENDAR FACIAL OIL BLOATING PAPER– https://amzn.to/2TN8E8s )to reduce the intensity of the lipstick. Keep on pressing your lips against the paper, till the time you get that perfect matte effect. Frankly, I am not a fan of blotting papers. Hence I use paper towels, which are easily available and does the job pretty well.
- THE FINAL SETTING UP: This particular technique, I have been following since I was a child. I used to do this dance performances for my school / dance school and had to get ready hours before I actually went on stage. This worked big time for me then and now. Just use a setting powder or even loose powder (BUY HERE- MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME LOOSE FINISHING POWDER– https://amzn.to/2NQ5xZG ) on top of your lips and you are good to go.
Hope your lipstick is your best friend forever. Now go ahead and go crazy with the lipstick shopping 😊. You are beautiful and you will look absolutely gorgeous with whatever you sport with utmost confidence. The best thing you can do for yourself is to take care of your health, drink a lot of water, think positive and the beauty will follow your way!