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It is a truth universally acknowledged that makeup aficionados must be in want of long lasting lipstick formulas. Thankfully, keeping your look locked in day and night is easier than you may have thought!

In this post we’ll offer you four essential tips for lipstick so that you can learn how to make lipstick last longer, as well as help you select which lipstick is best for your preferences. With so many options and finishes to choose from, deciding which long lasting lipstick to add to your makeup bag will be your hardest task. Pucker up, and get ready to embrace the land of stunning, long lasting lip colour.

How to choose a long lasting lipstick formula?

If you’re going to be sporting your lipstick shade all day, you’ll want to remain hydrated by and comfortable. So, the first step toward achieving a long lasting lipstick look is selecting a supportive formula that matches both your personality and aesthetic. YSL Beauty offers an extensive range of lipstick options to cater to those individual needs and preferences. Here we’ll explore two of the most common lipstick formulations and offer some product recommendations:

1. Matte: For a precise matte lipstick finish with couture colours and absolute coverage within a single coat, consider YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick. Its super-slim square couture design and ultra-rich, high-pigmented matte technology will saturate your lips with colour, leaving behind a weightless and comfortable coat. Suitable for every skin tone.

2. Shine: For a little more dazzle and gloss that doesn’t compromise on longevity, look no further than YSL’s Vernis à Lèvres Vinyl Cream Liquid Lipstick. With combined benefits of a long lasting stain, high-shine lip gloss and intense lip colour, this long lasting lipstick comes in an extensive range of shades to offer hydrating lip perfection at a moment’s notice. A fabulous option for all your adventurous sun-soaked days.

4 tips to make lipstick last longer?

Now that you’ve explored the range of luxe Lancôme formulations, let’s walk through four essential tips on how to apply lipstick perfectly for a long lasting result. The key here is in proper prep, the right application methods and using setting formulas to finish. For your best lip yet, see the expert-approved tips below.

Step 1: First, exfoliate

The first and fundamental step to any makeup routine is simple: preparation! Gently exfoliating your lips once or twice a week with a lip scrub will help fight flaking skin and uneven textures. Regular exfoliation will also promote blood flow to your lips, helping you wear that long lasting lipstick look for much longer. Once exfoliated, it’s important to keep your lips hydrated. YSL’s Rouge Volupté Candy Glaze Lipstick double care™ formula is infused with skincare ingredients pomegranate extract, cold pressed mango oil, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to deeply moisturise lips, while enveloping them with a radiant shimmer. If you’re using another lipstick formula, just opt for a neutral balm.

Step 2: Line lips

A simple yet effective tip for long lasting lipstick is to keep your lips lined, and to always colour within the line. When done correctly, lip liner helps to create a barricade that stops lipstick “feathering” over lines and creasing along your mouth, thus helping hold your colour into place. YSL’s Dessin Des Levres Lip Styler is designed with a creamy, glide-on formula that secures up to 6 hours of wear for defined colour and long lasting lipstick coverage. With this lip styler at your side, your lipstick look won’t dare budge. Pair the liner with YSL’s iconic and antioxidant-rich Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick for a high-shine look that gives your lips the attention they deserve, and elevates your lip game to a whole new level.

Step 3: Apply multiple thin coats

Applying multiple thin coats is another great tip for how to make lipstick last longer. This technique not only intensifies the colour but also provides a stronger barrier between your formula and the elements, ensuring that your lip look lasts throughout the day. Start by applying the first thin coat of your chosen lipstick, then gently blot your lips with a tissue to remove any residual product. This step is crucial as it prevents buildup, leaving you with a smooth, flawless finish, and promotes your long lasting lipstick’s finish. Repeat the process for subsequent coats until you achieve your desired level vibrancy. Each layer will fuse with the previous one, resulting in a cohesive, long lasting lipstick colour that refuses to fade. YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical Lipstick, with its pigmented demi-matte finish, is perfect for layering. Its tapered square grape is specifically designed for precise application, so that each coat is perfect.

Step 4: Top with translucent powder

With sixteen distinct and vibrant shades to choose from, YSL’s highly-pigmented Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick carries a creamy matte stain with a gorgeous velvet finish. After applying the final coat of this ravishing long lasting lipstick, be sure to gently dust your preferred translucent powder over your lips using a powder brush (we recommend keeping YSL’s limited edition Powder Brush No 4 on hand). This final how-to will enhance your lipstick’s wear, secure its colour and help mattify that luxurious, rich velvet finish. With these four tips in hand, now you know how to apply lipstick perfectly for long lasting wear all day. Embrace the feeling of confidence that comes with knowing your lip colour will remain vibrant, precise, and flawless. Say goodbye to constant touch-ups and hello to a long lasting, enviable lip look.

Now that you know the four essential tips for long lasting lipstick, learn how to achieve a flawless natural makeup look.


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