How to stop your lip colour transferring!

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It is possibly the most annoying problem when it comes to wearing lip colours.

You spend all that time perfecting it, just for it to transfer directly onto anything after and eventually wear off altogether!

So, using the ombre purple method I know and love, I have a few tips to share about how to stop your lip colour transferring.

1. Make sure your lips are completely dry before applying any colour. By this, I don’t mean full of dry skin, but ensure there is no moisture on the surface (moisturiser etc). This will supply a matte base for the colour to ‘stick’, rather than slide off. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, I like to matte my lips using a foundation brush. ONLY do this if you are planning t put a bold colour on your lips and not a clear/nude lip ( to avoid the ‘zombie’ look!)

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2. Use only liner for your colour, not lipstick. In order to do this, you need to choose a liner which isn’t too drying. Instead, choose one which glides on the lips. I used Rimmel’s Exaggerate Lip Liner in the colours ‘Under my Spell’ (dark purple) and East End Snob (light pink) to create the ombre effect. You can choose just one shade if you like, but filling your whole lips in with a liner will allow the colour to stay longer and will make it more difficult to transfer.

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As you are using liners, you have to make sure that you blend well. Take the time to work both shades into eachother to avoid harsh lines or if you are using one colour, make sure the liner is spread evenly. As liners are not necessarily made for filling in the whole area of your lips, they are notoriously harder to blend. But the good thing is, once they are blended, they will stay!

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3. I used a white powder next in the centre of my lips mainly to make them look bigger and create an ombre. But, by doing this, I am also ‘setting’ the colour (just as you would with foundation) in the middle of my lips.

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4. My final tip for stopping your lip colour transferring is by using Lipcote Lipstick Sealer. I bought mine in Boots for £3.69. I apply one coat, leave it dry and then apply a second. This stuff is amazing for stopping any transfer and allowing your lip colour to stay! I have found with some lipsticks it causes the product to  gather and ‘break’ up on my lips. But I don’t tend to get this trouble with lip liner.

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& that’s it!

I hope this helps!

LE

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