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Before putting anything on, I pat on some face powder, line my lips, and put on my lipstick. Blot a little, then put another layer onto my lips. It lasts for like six hours? Not sure but it works! πŸ™‚

Every morning after brushing my teeth I exfoliat my lips (use an old toothbrush for this) and then I put on my HG: CARMEX, after I have put on all my make up I remove the Carmex with a tissue and then apply a little concealer (like studiofinish MAC) on and around the lip area.
Then I apply my lipstick or lipgloss…. This will last for at least 4 hours then.

Sometimes I like to use a color corrector cream, usually green because it neutralizes the color of my lips (pink) and lets the lipstick color really stand out and usually last a bit longer as it acts like a cream base.
also Fal2falla for lip exfoliation I usually apply a layer of balm and then rub regular granulated sugar over my lips with my finger until all the rough bits are smoothed off. then wash off the sugar and apply more balm to prevent drying. works great and costs nothing! hope that helps πŸ™‚

I just bought and am waiting to get Benefits D’finer D’liner …I’m hoping this will help keep my darker lipshades in place for longer, and of course increase the amount of time the color stays on my lips in general.

I’m like “Why buy colored lip liners” …Because I would need too many…So this clear one, I hope will be the best value ever!

Exfoliate, use concealer, lip liner all over lips, a matte lipstick (Illamasqua or MAC) and then coat with Lipcote – an amazing product from the UK that REALLY works!

I use a variety of products to make my lipstick last, which is usually up to 6 hours.

First I exfoliate with a wash cloth after cleansing my face; after moisturizing I lightly tap some green colour corrector concealer if my lipstick shade is very sheer.

I then use MAC prep and prime lip (my HG) and allow it to set, whilst I apply the remainder of my makeup.

I then apply my lipstick with a brush, blot and repeat. This process works really well for me.

I exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush, apply face powder, concealer, and then my lipstick! I’d say it lasts me four hours? In the winter I find my lips dry too easily so I put some lip conditioner on as well at the end.

My lips are suuuuuper dry, so usually anything billed as long-wearing is a huge no-no and even powdering or lining my lips can speed up drying them out. My new all time favorite HG lipsticks, the Laura Mercier Stickglosses, last a good 3-6 hours on me though depending on the intensity of the shade, and I don’t do anything special at all – I just wear a little balm underneath. My favorite thing about them is that they fade very evenly without sinking in to liplines and are very forgiving to dryness. I love that they don’t look obvious or bad when they’ve faded. Plus – they’re the only lipsticks I own that I don’t *have* to layer a balm under and actually condition my lips! And since they feel so nice I don’t mind reapplying at all!

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