I actually like to apply lipstick and gloss. It doesn’t bother me to reapply throughout the day…it’s practically therapeutic. But I know there are instances when we don’t really want to be busting out the lip gloss in front of a dinner guest or during a big event. So I have a few long wear favorites for when those times arise and you need your lips to be locked in for hours.
Here are my Top 4 Favorite Stay Put Lip Products…
Shop the stay put lip products shown (from left to right) :
I am super hard on my lips – I am constantly drinking coffee, water, wine (in that order), I enjoy snacking (all day long), and I love kissing on my kids, so lip products don’t have a chance on my mouth.
After trying out my fair share of long wear lippies, these 4 definitely perform the best of the ones I’ve tried. Many long wear products tend to dry out my lips and make them feel like they’re suffocating – these don’t do that. Now when they promote “all day” or “long wear” I do take that with a grain of salt. If they say it lasts 8 hours, I usually cut that in half and have an expectation of maybe 4 hours. I’m not an unrealistic person. If a lip color stays for at least 2-3 hours and actually still looks like it did the moment I put it on with no fading, I’m pretty happy.
The key to keeping stay put products working to their full potential is to :
- have well exfoliated lips (no flakiness!),
- don’t overdue the application with multiple layers – if it gets too thick it will prob end up having that suffocating feeling and start to clump. One, maybe 2 thin layers max is enough,
- and don’t rub your lips together or lick your lips for at least 1 minute after applying these so it can have time to lock in.
Other products I’m wearing in this look just in case you like:
What are your favorite long wear lip glosses and lipsticks? How many hours do you consider long wear?
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