Post # 1
Hi Hive! I’d love to wear some of those awesome long last lip products out there for the wedding. We’ll be doing pictures before and I’m guessing it’ll turn into a long day and re-applying all that lipstick might become a big pain. But every time I’ve tried them I’ve gotten a cold sore from them. That said I haven’t tried any of the long wear/long last products since they first came out years ago. I’m talking about the ones that usually come with some form of clear gloss coat as well, the kinda that are always advertised as “won’t kiss off, won’t come off when you eat etc not just a plain “long lasting lipstick.”
My make-up artist who luckily is a very close friend thinks I should try some of the higher end brands since it’s been so long but it seems like a really bad idea to me. My lips are fairly sensitive, pretty much anything with mint or menthol and sometimes even sunscreen gives me a reaction. I have meds for it and all but I’d rather not take it if I don’t need to. I’m guessing it’s smarter to just stick with what I know (especially since I’m so close to our date) but I thought I’d ask.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Any products that they can recommend?
Post # 3
The long last lipstick I’ve tried tend to be to dry on me, but I heard of this trick you can do with regular lipstick to make it last longer –
Put it on like usual, then blot it with a tissue and keep holding the tissue against your mouth. Use loose translucent powder and dust it on top of the tissue to absorb the moisture from the lipstick. Toss the tissue and apply one more coat of lipstick. I haven’t tried it yet but it seems like it might work.
Here’s the video where I learned this if you want to see (forward to 5:24)
Post # 4
@jduck84 thanks for the tip, I actually know that one well, just to expand on it. Use a sheet of toilet paper. You know how it’s 2-ply well separate the sheets down to the thinnest layer if you use a tissues you can do the same but sometimes the tissue can be a little too soft and “dusty” for lack of a better word. The idea is to have a very thin screen to apply the powder through it is a great trick and does work fairly well. The only down fall is your lipstick can start to get a bit thick and “muddy” if you do it to thick so go easy with the powder. Also I HIGHLY recommend not just lining your lip but use the liner on the entire lip, for some reason this helps as well. Like I said I’ve had the whole issue with not being able to use the long last lipsticks for a long time and one of my closest friends is a great make up artist so I know a lot of tricks!