Start with exfoliating
If you’ve been noticing that the colour of your lips is taking on a darker shade, it might be because of sun exposure, caffeine intake, smoking and excessive dead skin buildup. The one way to remove the tan from your lips is by scrubbing them. We suggest you take a dime-sized amount of the St. Ives Fresh Face Scrub and rub it on your lips gently to get rid of dead skin and dirt. This will allow your lipstick to stay on longer.
Hydrate your lips
One of the best ways to care for your lips by moisturising them irrespective of whether you’re wearing a creamy or matte lipstick. We think you should rely on the creamy Lakmé Lip Love in Vanilla to do the job for you. This way your lips will have a double coat by the time you applylipstick.
Before you apply lip liner, make sure you put a thin layer of concealer on your lips. This will help especially if you have dark lips or have lipstick that keeps wearing off revealing the colour of your lips. A concealer such as the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick will be easier to apply and ensure that the lipstick stays put.
Use a lip liner
Choose a shade of lip liner that’s closer to the shade of your lipstick and colour your lips. If you’re going to be using a matte red lipstick, we think using the Lakmé 9-to5 Lip Liner Red Alert before will be a perfect way to make your lipstick last longer and give you a far more intense and richer finish.
Don’t forget compact
As strange as this sounds, once you’ve applied your lipstick, hold a blotting sheet against your lips and apply some compact on it and then dust it off. Confused about which one to opt for? Go for the Lakmé 9-to-5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact that will stay on your lips and then help your lippy stay in place.
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