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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: How to make lipstick stay in the inner part of your lip
Happy Friday! It's February already. How are your goals and resolutions coming along? :D I hope you had a great start!
Our FMF for today is about a common lipstick problem that women are dealing with on a daily basis, especially those who love dark lipsticks. Ladies and gents, the BUTTHOLE. Yes, it's a term for fading lipstick on the center of the lips, giving the impression of that part of the body. What a term! LOL! Thanks Kim for the question!
Hi Ms. Martha,
Long time silent reader here. I need your help! I love dark lipsticks, but I can't get the color to stay on my inner lip for a long time, even with a matte lipstick; so after 4 hours of talking, the color on the inner lip fades (gets swallowed) and I get what the Internet seems to call "Butthole Mouth"...I hope you get what I mean! It just looks weird and destroys the dark lip look! Is there any way to keep the color on the inner lip on for a longer time?
Thanks for the question! I get a lot of butthole moments too and even if I've tried a lot of techniques, you will still inevitably experience it when wearing any form and shade of lipstick (it's just that it's more prominent with dark lipsticks) - it's one thing we have to accept because the inner lip is really a moist part.
But there are things to minimize the Bhole effect and here they are:
When you don't exfoliate, color clings onto the very first part of your lip and this is most likely the loose, dry skin. Since they're loose, they will come off eventually along with your lipstick so exfoliate at least twice a week or when patches appear.
2. LINE THE INNER PORTION OF YOUR LIP
A lot of us line the outer portion of the lips, but forget to line the inner corner. Line the dry corner of your lips to help lipstick stay longer.
3. APPLY CONCEALER OR FOUNDATION ON THE INNER LIP
Foundations and concealers provide a stronger base for lipstick, thereby enabling it to last longer.
4. TISSUE-POWDER BLOTTING TECHNIQUE
After applying lipstick, put tissue on top then lightly apply loose setting powder on top of the tissue. This is a good ol' technique in keeping lipstick intact longer.
Let me know how these tricks work for you!
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