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How to Make Your Lipstick Waterproof

No need for retouching!
How to Make Your Lipstick Waterproof
No need for retouching!

We love wearing lipstick, but retouching it after a sip of coffee or a plate of pasta is another thing entirely. Lucky for you, there's no need to worry about touch-ups anymore—below, we reveal the ultimate hack you need to make your lippie last all day!

1. Start smooth.

No lipstick would stay long on chapped lips. Remove flakes of dead skin with a lip scrub or a damp face towel, and then top with a super-thin layer of balm for hydration.

IMAGE Maybelline

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm, P99, Zalora

2. Ace the base.

Naturally, if you want any lipstick to be waterproof, you must use a durable foundation. Our suggestion: Try a smudge-proof liner, a long-wearing concealer, or a lip primer. Apply your base of choice all over the lip.


BeYu Smoothing Lip Base For Lipstick & Lip Gloss, P645, Zalora

3. Don't go too thick.

Build thin layers of your chosen lipstick shade, and blot with a tissue after every coat. Thick blobs of product will just slide off easily. It does help if you wear a matte liquid lippie—its formula will last forever!

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Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick, P825, SM Beauty

4. Set and go!

If you're using a matte lip formula, you can set it with translucent powder. For the glossy kind, protect the color from feathering by using a liquid lip sealant.

IMAGE Banila Co

Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Powder, P1090, Zalora

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Art Deco Magic Fix, P995, Beauty Bar

*This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.


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