Tired of your red pout playing disappearing acts? Picture perfect celebs like Rihanna make it look so easy to keep their makeup from fading, and now you can, too.
Get your crimson pucker to stay put with these three easy tips!
1. Start with a smooth surface. Gently exfoliate your lips with a scrub like LUSH Sweet Lips Lip Scrub ($9) or simply rub a wet toothbrush against your lips to banish dryness. Finish with a primer that adds moisture to your lips and fills in any fine lines, like 3 Lab Perfect Lips ($40).
2. Lay down the foundation. Layering is a makeup trick used to ensure that it lasts the day long. Before you apply your lip color, grab a lip pencil in a similar shade, and use it to trace the outer perimeter of the lips. Then gently fill in between the lines.
3. Choose longer-lasting formulas. On average, matte finishes last longer than cream or gloss ones. Two of our favorite matte reds are MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($14.50) and Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Fiery ($22).