‘Tis the season to put on your most glam outfit and makeup, and slip into a pair of sky-high heels. But do you refrain from wearing a statement lip colour out of the fear that it’d end up staining the glass you’re drinking from? We get it.

While wearing a bold lip colour works as an instant confidence booster, it leads to quite a bit of embarrassment when you notice that you’ve left behind lipstick stains on the glass you were just drinking wine from. Not to mention, the constant touch-up that follows. But worry not, because after reading this article, this is one problem you’ll never have to worry about again.

Scroll down for some near-genius tips and tricks that will prevent your lipstick from staining the glass and let you enjoy that much-deserved glass of wine in peace…

 

Prep well

Prep well

Just like prepping and priming your skin before starting with your base makeup ensures more long-lasting results, the same is the case with lipstick as well. Before you begin with your lip makeup, remember to exfoliate and moisturise your lips before applying a little lip primer. But don’t worry, if you don’t have a primer, simply apply a very tiny amount of your foundation or concealer all over your lip for similar results.

 

Always start with lip liner

Always start with lip liner

Well yes, a lip liner helps define your pout, but did you know that it can also help your lipstick last longer? Yes, really. They give your lipstick a base to cling onto, which prevents it from smudging and bleeding. So, instead of merely outlining your lips, go ahead and fill in your entire lip with a lip liner and top it off with a lipstick of your choice.

 

Blot the excess

Blot the excess

This is another trick you must follow to prevent your lipstick from bleeding and staining the glass. After you’ve applied your lipstick, wait a couple of seconds to let it dry down. Next, take a clean tissue and lightly press it in between your lips to soak up any excess product. Next, reapply the same lipstick once again for more colour intensity without any staining.

 

Dust on some powder

Dust on some powder

Here’s another trick to make your lipstick last longer and prevent any sort of staining. After you’ve applied your lipstick, place a tissue over your lips and dust some loose powder or compact powder over the tissue. This will soak up all the excess oil and moisture from the lipstick and lock it in place, thereby preventing transfers and the need for constant touch-ups.