How To Make Lipstick Last All Day

Does your lipstick often wear off or smudge? This helpful guide shares tips and tricks on how to make lipstick last longer.

Darlings, in order to UNLOCK the secrets to a PERFECT POUT, it’s important to get your lipstick application just right so that you can make your lipstick last all day.

But if your lipstick regularly smudges, comes off or fades to leave a stain around the outline of your mouth, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Charlotte’s MAGIC tips and tricks on how to make your lipstick last longer are here, telling you everything you need to know to achieve LUSCIOUS LIPS from morning through to night!

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Charlotte’s MAGIC Tips and Tricks for Long-lasting Lipstick Perfection

Before creating your PERFECT POUT, it’s important to have everything in place to help your lipstick last for longer.

Here are Charlotte’s MAGIC tips for creating and maintaining your BEAUTIFUL LIPS 24/7…

  1. Airbrush Flawless Finish pressed powder in shade 3 for tan complexions

    MAGIC TIP 1: Carry a Compact

    Over the course of the day, food and drink can gradually break down your lipstick, causing it to smudge and wear off. Keeping a compact mirror on you is essential for keeping your LUSCIOUS lip look in tip-top shape. This way you can regularly check your look and top up any product as you go!

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  2. Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer with lid off

    MAGIC TIP 2: Clean Up with Concealer

    Concealer will be your SAVIOUR if your lipstick does end up smudging while you’re out and about. Simply dot Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer around your lips to sharpen any lines and emphasise your LUSCIOUS LIPSTICK look.

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  3. Matte Revolution Lipstick in berry-rose shade Pillow Talk Medium

    MAGIC TIP 3: Opt for Matte Lipstick

    Matte lipsticks tend to stay on your lips longer than creamy formulas. If you’re heading out and know you’ll struggle to regularly check on and touch up your lipstick, choose a long-wearing matte lipstick. Charlotte’s Matte Revolution lipstick is an award-winning matte lipstick with a smoothing, hydrating formula that gives you buildable, long-lasting colour for up to 10 hours!

    Tilbury Tip: Don’t forget to apply your makeup products in the correct order. Your lipstick application is one of the last steps in the process, just before you add your brush and spritz on your setting spray!

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How To Make Lipstick Last Longer

The secret to a long-lasting lipstick look all comes down to the prep work. If you’ve nailed your lipstick prep, your lipstick is much more likely to stay in place and last the day.

Here are Charlotte’s MAGIC steps for achieving LUSCIOUS LIPS and making your lipstick last for longer...

  1. A lip oil in a white coloured tube with reflective geometric patterns on it in silver colour and a rose-gold-coloured lid.

    MAGIC STEP 1: Hydrate Your Lips

    Dry lips with a flaky, uneven texture will negatively affect the wear of your lipstick. Before applying your lipstick, make sure your lips are fully hydrated for a SMOOTH and SILKY LOOK. This way, your lipstick won’t get stuck on any dry patches and it’ll glide onto your lips more easily, reducing the chances of smudges and smears.

    Charlotte’s moisturising lipsticks, oils and balms are great for creating a SMOOTH, HYDRATED and PLUMP-LOOKING pout before applying your lipstick. For an instant hit of hydration and volume boost, choose Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, a miracle-making crystal-infused lip oil containing Charlotte’s ground-breaking MAGIC 8 ingredients. This award-winning product creates a barrier against dehydration and locks in moisture into your lips, doubling up as lip primer to make your lipstick last for longer. This MIRACLE product also reduces the appearance of vertical lip lines, boosts your lip volume and coats your pout in a SOFT VEIL of nourishment for a GORGEOUS glossy finish!

  2. Pillow Talk Medium is Charlotte's mid-toned, berry-rose shade of her Lip Cheat lip liner

    MAGIC STEP 2: Line Your Lips

    Once you’ve hydrated your lips, blot off any excess moisture with a tissue. Then, it’s time to introduce some lip liner!

    Charlotte’s Lip Cheat lip liner is an ICONIC lip liner pencil that defines your pout and creates a BEAUTIFUL base for your lipstick. Infused with hyaluronic acid for 24-hour hydration and beeswax for a softening finish, it glides onto your lip outline, locking in moisture and creating a waterproof barrier to reduce the chances of your lipstick bleeding and smudging. Simply apply it to the outside edge of your lip line for the perfect volume boost and ultimate lipstick prep.

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  3. Matte Revolution Lipstick in berry-toned red shade Walk of No Shame

    MAGIC STEP 3: Dab on your Lipstick

    And now for the big moment! Once your lips are primed and lined, it’s time to pick one of Charlotte’s luxury and long-lasting lipsticks and apply! The ultimate rule in lipstick application is to softly swipe and dab the lipstick onto your lips in multiple thin coats until you get your desired look.

    Charlotte’s Matte Revolution and Hot Lips lipsticks are expertly shaped with a square-tipped angle for easier application and a PRECISE POUT. But if you want to be a serious lipstick pro, use Charlotte’s square-tipped Lip Brush to help sharpen your corners and angle your cupid’s bow – this is a great method for expertly applying Charlotte’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G. moisturising lipsticks! Voilà! Your PERFECT POUT awaits.

    Tilbury Tip: Always blot your lips after applying lipstick with a clean piece of tissue. Simply place the tissue between your upper and lower lips to blot any excess lipstick. If this causes your lipstick to fade or appear uneven, just dab on another layer and repeat until you have your desired colour pay-off.

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  4. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is Charlotte's weightless, makeup-fixing mist that lets you party all night and stay all day

    MAGIC STEP 4: Apply Setting Spray

    Once you’ve applied your LUSCIOUS LIPSTICK, it’s time to LOCK IN your lip look! Charlotte’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is an oil-free and lightweight setting spray that sets your makeup in place for up to 16 hours!

    After you’ve finished applying your makeup, simply spray the hydrating formula over your entire face to flawlessly set your makeup in place and reduce the chances of any melting, fading and creasing. Charlotte recommends spraying this product from 6-8 inches away for a FRESH, WEIGHTLESS veil that improves your makeup longevity.

    Tilbury Tip: No setting spray to hand? Use some translucent powder or an eyeshadow in a similar shade to your lipstick and lightly dab it over your lips for a mattified lipstick look that stays in place.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.