Good lippies usually are expensive so we want to keep them on our lips as long as possible! But at events, we also want to be able to eat and drink and not worry about where our lipstick will go.
So what are a few things we can do to keep lipstick and gloss on while eating?
Tips To Keep Lipstick & Lipgloss On While Eating
1- Prep Your Lips
A good base is everything! This goes for your lips too. Lipstick and lipgloss will hold better on smooth, healthy lips rather than on dry, chapped lips.
- Exfoliate gently and treat your lips before applying your lip products.
- You do not need abrasive scrubs to do this. You can also use a washcloth or your toothbrush to gently exfoliate your lips.
- Then apply a hydrating serum, lip balm, or even coconut oil to your lips to moisturize and condition them.
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2- Use Lip Primer
A lip primer is a makeup base for your lips (much like primers for your face) that keeps your lips from drying out under heavy lip products.
It also helps to hold onto your lip products to prevent them from bleeding and smudging.
Click here to read more about Lip Primers and to see some great ones that you can try.
3- Use Lip Liner
Lip liners are usually used to shape, define and create a boundary on the lips to keep lip products from bleeding onto the skin around the lips.
When used all over the lips (not just at the borders) it also creates a nice matte base that helps lip products to hold better and more evenly on the lips.
However, if you are using a lip primer, you won’t need to apply lip liner all over your lips. You can click here to read about the benefits of using a Lip Liner.
Here are some great lip liners you can try:
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner
This lip liner is many makeup artists’ favorite. It goes on velvety smooth but lasts for hours. It stays put and works great for overlining or reshaping.
Revlon ColorStay Lip Liner
This is a budget-friendly but effective lip liner. It has SoftFlex technology which ensures that it stays on for at least 8 hours. The precision tip is great for tight lining and it comes with its own sharpener.
4- Choose The Right Formula
Depending on how long you want your lipstick to last, and what you anticipate doing with your lips, the kind of formula you choose will help.
For example, matte lipsticks tend to last longer than lipgloss and lipsticks that are satin, velvet, or glossy. However, lip stains that go on wet and dry down are usually budge-proof.
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5- Set Your Lip Products
There are different ways that you can set your lips depending on what lip product you are wearing. If you are wearing gloss, velvet, satin, or other non-matter formulas, you could benefit from using lip sealants.
These are lip products that are applied over your lip products that seal them onto your lips. You can Click here to read all about lip sealants and to see some great ones you can try.
On the other hand, if you prefer to DIY your lip-setting, a very popular trend is to use translucent powder to set your lipstick. This works best if you are going for a matte look.
All you need to do is take tissue paper, a little bit of baby, or translucent powder. Place the tissue on your lips and dust the powder on top. If your lipstick usually gets on your chin, duct a little bit of the powder on your chin as well.
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6- Choose Your Food Wisely
Now I know what you’re thinking: All that prep and I still can’t eat what I want?
I get it. Food is life. But sometimes, no matter what we do, if we eat certain foods the way they are meant to be eaten, our lipsticks will not survive.
If you can’t find a strong enough lip sealant, and you truly cannot or do not want to reapply your lip product, then you’ll have to choose what and how you eat.
If you can, choose dishes that you can eat in small bites with a fork or small spoon. Also, choose dishes that have fewer sauces and wet elements which can drip onto your lips and get messy.
Try to bite or touch the food directly with your teeth and tongue (subtly!) rather than by wrapping your lips around it.
This sounds like a lot of work but many women have mastered the art of eating graciously while saving their lippies. You can do it, too!
7- Use A Straw Or Lick!
If you have to drink things, the simplest solution is to use a straw. However, if you’re at a fancier event and you need to use a glass, lick the rim of the glass.
Yes, yes, I know. That sounds gross and not sophisticated at all! But as long as no one sees you, you’re good to go!
Licking the glass at the spot you’re drinking from means that your lips won’t stick to the glass. When your lips stick to the glass, it lifts some of the product off your lips and transfers it to the surface of the glass. This will fade and even smudge your lipstick or lipgloss.