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How To Make Your Lipstick Waterproof

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

  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.

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

    Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick, P825, SM Beauty

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  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.

    Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Powder, P1,090, Zalora

    Art Deco Magic Fix, P995, Beauty Bar

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