How to Prevent Lipstick from Smudging

No matter where we’re headed, we now need to remember to bring our face masks along with us, in addition to our wallets and keys. It is impossible to enter places without a face mask, be it stores and supermarkets, as well as on all forms of public transportation.

Not only is it necessary to wear one to protect yourself, but also those around you – and that will always be the priority. However, some people have reported a few day-to-day inconveniences due to doing so.

Aside from steaming up glasses, many individuals have discovered that face masks can smear their lipstick. And this is super annoying, trust us!

Here are some ways you can apply lipstick to avoid smudging it.

  1. Apply Lipstick With Your Hands

If you apply your lipstick directly from the tube, this could be the cause of your lipstick smudging under the mask. Simply dab a small amount of the product onto your lips with your (clean) ring finger. Blot away the excess and repeat for a smooth, long-lasting finish.

  1. Dab Concealer Over Your Lips

After applying the invisible liner to your lips, apply concealer, all over them. This will help create an equally coloured canvas beneath your lipstick and act as a primer to keep the colour in place.

  1. Cover the Lipstick With Some Gloss

Do you want to apply lipstick smoothly and flawlessly? Lip balm should never be overlooked. They not only moisturize your lips but also provide the ideal foundation for lipstick application.

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However, applying lip balm shortly before lipstick will prevent the lip colour from adhering correctly to your lips, increasing the likelihood of smudging. Allow the lip balm to sit on your lips for about 10-15 minutes before applying lipstick.

  1. Tap the Excess With Tissue

We recommend matte lipstick because it does not smudge as much as satin lipstick. After applying lipstick, rub a piece of paper towel or toilet tissue between your lips to remove any extra colour or shine.

Then, dust your lips with a translucent powder and a brush to set your lipstick before reapplying another layer.

This procedure considerably reduces transfer and ensures longer-lasting lipstick, which is what we’re aiming for while wearing lipstick under our masks.

  1. Go for Matte Lipsticks

Matte lipsticks will transfer less because of their lower moisture content. However, all-natural products with a high of moisturizing elements will always transfer some.

  1. Line Your Lips

Rather than concentrating, just lining the outer edge of your lips with a lip liner, fill in the lips entirely with your lip liner to make lipstick last longer and not bleed. Because the slightly dry texture helps your lipstick adhere while also adding an extra layer of colour.

Aside from preventing it from transferring, it also helps to prevent lipstick bleeding and feathering and makes it last longer.

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This is especially crucial with moisturizing, plant wax-based formulations to avoid feathering because moisture causes it to slide.

Self-sharpening lip liners are a fantastic alternative to the pencil sharpener that erupts in your beauty bag.

  1. Use Foundation to Prime Your Lips

You wouldn’t paint a wall without it, so start with a smooth canvas for your face and lips. In addition to providing a smooth base, the primer will assist the lipstick in lasting longer and minimizing transference.

  1. Don’t Go for Creamy Lipsticks

One of the most crucial factors to consider while preventing smearing is the lipstick formulation. Replace creamy or glossy lipstick with lightweight, matte liquid lipsticks. Because most liquid lipsticks settle into a lovely powder matte texture, they are less prone to transfer or smudge and stay in place all day.

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  1. Apply a Light Shade First

This is a surefire method for keeping lipstick from smearing onto the inner layers of the mask. Spread the lighter shade of the lipstick with your fingers, then apply the brighter version on top for added smudge protection.

Final Thoughts

These are some of the ways we have tried, and they work quite well for us. Let us know what works for you in the comments!

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