3.21.2011

Kiss Lipstick Feathering Goodbye

I hate when my lipstick feathers or bleeds into the fine lines around my lips. There goes the perfect makeup application. Has this ever happened to you?

How do we stop lipstick from feathering? Are we doomed to live with our lipstick outside the lines

Dermalogica
Lip Renewal Complex
Here are a few tips to help keep your lipstick from feathering:
  • Exfoliate Your Lips. Yes, even your lips need exfoliating. Removing the dead skin cells on and around your lips daily will make them more receptive to moisture, the fine lines will become more refined,  and the result will be a smoother lip color application.
  • Condition Your Lips*. When applying your daily moisturizer, make sure to include your lips. Try a great lip conditioner to smooth out that pout, such as Dermalogica's age defying Lip Renewal Complex.
  • Use a Lipliner. Using a lipliner to outline the lips prior to applying lip color seems to help keep my lipstick intact. To avoid that drawn-on look, use a clear or nude shade for lip liner. Try Aveda's  Nourish-Mint(tm) Lip Definer. Another option is to use that liner all over your lips and top with a gloss for added sparkle.
*Remember: If you condition right before applying your lip color, dust your face powder over your lips. This will help give that lip color added staying power.

Did you find this post helpful? What other tricks have you used that work to keep your lipstick from feathering? Please leave a comment and share with other readers. 

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