5 Tips for Applying Liquid Lipstick & Giveaway

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For anyone that’s worn a liquid lipstick, you know how drying they can be, especially in winter when everything is already dry! As much as I love a good long wearing lipstick, I don’t love the dry state it leaves my lips in. Because I’m not about to give it up, I feel like I’ve tried almost everything to figure out what works the best for keeping the color on my lips all day without ruining my lips in the process.

5 Tips for Applying Liquid Lipstick // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

5 Tips for  Applying Liquid Lipstick

Over the course of the past few months through a lot of trial and error, I’ve found five tips that consistently work for me. From the basics like exfoliating and moisturizing, to additions of other lip products, I hope these tips will keep your lipstick in place and your lips anything but parched!

Tips for Applying Liquid Lipstick // Exfoliate Dry Lips // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

1. Exfoliate

Are your lips peeling or feeling like sandpaper? Exfoliating is a great place to start! If you don’t have a lip exfoliating treatment already, mix some coconut oil or honey and table sugar together to create a paste, rub on lips, then brush (or lick!) it off. Don’t have either ingredient? Put some ChapStick® on your lips, then gently rub with a clean toothbrush. As an alternative, use a chemical exfoliating lip mask, leave on for a few minutes, then gently blot away.

Tips for Applying Liquid Lipsticks // Moisturize with Chapstick // Hello Rigby Seattle Style & Beauty Blog

2. Moisturize

Once you’ve exfoliated, it’s always a good idea to hydrate those lips! I like using a balm like ChapStick® 8 Hour Moisture to moisturize and protect. I go heavy on the ChapStick® application, leave it on for about 30 seconds to a minute, then blot off the excess.

Tips for Applying Liquid Lipstick // Use a Lip Liner // Hello Rigby Seattle Style & Beauty Blog

3. Line ’em up

No, don’t just line the outside of your lips, that’s a trend from the 90s that hopefully will be staying there. ;) Instead, line the entire lip with a similar colored or nude toned lip liner so that if your lipstick starts to fade, you still have a backup tint underneath. (P.S. The lip liner I’m using here is Essence’s Lip Liner in 06 Satin Mauve ! It’s smooth and creamy and just $2!)

Tips for Applying Liquid Lipstick // Apply in Thin Layers { Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita} // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

4. Apply thin layers

Two or three is better than one, right? I find that most liquid lipsticks take at least two coats to fully cover every little bit of your lips, so make sure to apply in thin layers. Too thick and it may crack, flake or peel. You can always add more, but it’s much harder to take it away! (P.S. The color I’m using in this post is Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita! It’s a gorgeous cool toned mauve.)

Tips for Applying Liquid Lipstick // Apply Lip Balm on Top // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

5. Rehydrate with a balm or gloss

Lipstick starting to fade? If it’s been a few hours or you’ve been eating or drinking, it’s inevitable that your lipstick will move, or your lips will be feeling like the Sahara  Desert. Grab yourChapStick® to add some moisture back to your lips while keeping a satin finish (you may have to blot off any color transfer to your ChapStick® with a tissue) or add a gloss over the top for an entirely different lip vibe.

Want to put some of these tips and tricks to the test? ChapStick® has kindly offered a prize package of their best-selling products to one lucky winner! I’ll even sweeten the deal by sending you a liquid lipstick of your choice. ;) Giveaway ends on March 7th at 11:59 pm EST and is open to US residents. Good luck!

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Do you have any tips and tricks you’ve picked up for applying your liquid lipsticks? Which long-lasting lipstick formula is your favorite? I’d love to hear about your faves below!

38 thoughts on “5 Tips for Applying Liquid Lipstick & Giveaway

  1. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I do this same thing when I’m wearing liquid lipsticks. I haven’t been using Chapstick until the past couple of weeks and I happen to see the 8 hour moisturazation Chapstick and picked it up to try. I love all these type posts as well as all the others.

    1. Jenn Post author

      The liner I used in this post is Essence! They’re about $2 at the drugstore and super creamy! I also really like the lip liners from ColourPop. :)

  2. Cindy A.

    Your lipstick is gorgeous! I have never used Kat Von D liquid lipstick, but would love to try Lolita or Lolita II. My personal favorite liquid lipstick is Lime Crime Velvetines in Riot. Thank you so much for the giveaway!


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