Lipstick that lasts: Artistry tips for long lasting lips

Four smiling women of various skin tones and hairstyles show off their Artistry Go Vibrant lipstick.

If you love sporting a favorite lipstick or choosing your colors to suit your moods, you are all too familiar with the challenge of how to make that color last throughout the day. Every bite, every sip and every smile can wear away your lip color – but we can help.

First, let’s start with some basic care to make sure your lips are always ready for your color of choice.

Keep lips hydrated

Lips love water, so drink it up all day long. Seriously, we can’t over-emphasize the need for water. Make sure you’re drinking plenty and using a humidifier in your home, especially during the winter months or if you live in an arid climate. Use an intense lip balm like Artistry Studio™ Pampered Pout Lip Balm + Overnight Mask. It provides moisture when you apply it before going to bed or whenever you need it throughout the day.

Make sure your lips are smooth

You need to exfoliate your lips just like the rest of your skin to remove dull, dry cells and prime them for the perfect color. Rather than using a typical skin care exfoliant that could dry out or damage the sensitive skin on your lips, choose one designed specifically for them. Artistry Studio The Polished Pout Lip Exfoliator + Conditioner has sugar crystals to gently scrub away dead skin and conditioners to help diminish the look of lip lines. It’s the perfect prep step!

Artistry Studio™ Pampered Pout Lip Balm + Overnight Mask and Artistry Studio™ The Polished Pout Lip Exfoliator + Conditioner lie on a pinch counter near a gold bracelet and earrings.

How to reduce lip lines

Speaking of lip lines, have you noticed fine lines forming above your lips? Over time, most of us do. They’re caused by sun exposure, age and smoking. (Another good reason to quit!) Apply a product with retinol on the area around the lips to help smooth those lines. Artistry™ Intensive Skincare Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum is a good one to try.

Protect your lips from the sun

Your lips are susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays just like the rest of your skin, so make sure you’re protecting them with SPF. Large, floppy sun hats can also help – plus, they can add a fun fashion statement to your look.

Choose your best lipstick color

Choose whatever makes you feel good. Lipstick doesn’t have to match anything else in your cosmetics collection. In fact, some of the best lip looks feature a bold color contrasted against a simple outfit or little black dress. Brighter can be better! Can’t decide? Read these tips for choosing your perfect shade from Rick DiCecca, creative director of makeup design for the Artistry beauty brand.

A close-up shot of lip liner being applied to lips

How to apply lip liner for lasting effects

One strategy for longer lasting color is to line the lips, then fill in entire lip area with liner before adding your gloss or lip color. You can use the handy lip brush applicator on the Artistry™ Automatic LipLiner Pencil to smooth out the liner application.

If you’d rather stick with traditional line, choose a shade that’s complementary to your lipstick. Line across top lip, then move to lower lip, making sure to connect top to bottom. Fill in any missed areas.

Now that you’ve defined the line, don’t forget to blend it – this is an often overlooked step that can keep you reapplying lipstick to avoid the liner outlasting your lip color.

A smiling person with long brown hair holds up a tube of Artistry Go Vibrant Lipstick near her lips, which have the same color.

Time for color: How to apply lipstick

At last, it’s time for your color of the day. Beginning with the top lip, start at the center and apply your perfect shade of lipstick evenly, moving toward the corners and following the natural shape of your lip. Repeat the steps on the bottom. If you use all-day product like Artistry Go Vibrant™ Matte Lipstick, you can be confident in eight hours of intense color with one stroke.

If you feel your color needs a second coat, gently blot first coat with a layer of tissue and apply a second coat. If you wish, you can use a lip brush to apply your color. It allows for a more precise application and can keep you from applying color too far inside the lip where it likely will transfer to your teeth.

Finishing touches: Powder and gloss

For an extra step of staying power if you feel you need it, dust your lips lightly with pressed or loose powder to set the color. Finish it off with a third coat of your color or a layer of gloss in a complementary color.

“You get a gorgeous pop of color with just the right amount of shine when layering lipstick and gloss,” Rick said.

Viola! Perfect, long lasting color to see you through your day. You can read more of Rick’s expert tips at Amway Connections. And to learn more about Artistry products, visit the websites below.

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