Your lips look beautiful, but your company is too kind to tell you that you've got lipstick on your teeth. Here are the best ways to get your lip colour to stay put.
How does lipstick get on your teeth?
When you talk or smile, your lips fold back, giving lipstick a chance to relocate to your teeth. But before you write off lipstick transfer as inevitable, know that it’s definitely avoidable!
Simple hacks to avoid lipstick on your teeth
Prime your lips. Lip primers are essential. They make a solid base for your lipstick to adhere to. If your lips are properly prepped before you dress them up with colour, you lessen the possibility of transferring. Try BECCA Lip Priming Perfector.
Fill in your lips with liner after lining them. Use a long-wearing matte lip liner, such as Youngblood Lip Pencil. After you've created your lip shape, quickly fill in the rest of your lips. This will serve as a base colour—almost a stain—for your lipstick. Try blotting the pencil to help lipstick adhere to your lips.
Put your index finger in between your pursed lips. After applying a full coat of lipstick, stick your index finger in your mouth, gently purse your lips, and slide your finger out. Sure, it's simple, but it’s the easiest and most effective way to avoid getting lipstick on your teeth.
Use a tissue to blot your lipstick. Any type of lip colour can transfer easily if you apply too much. Blotting your lipstick gently with a tissue will remove any excess colour.
Dust a bit of translucent powder over your lips. This will help seal colour on your lips. If your lipstick stays in place, it won’t cause you any makeup mishaps. Try a lightweight translucent powder such as Lancôme Teint Miracle Natural Light Creator.
Don't apply too many layers of lip colour. Applying an excessive amount of lipstick increases the chances of feathering, bleeding, and transferring. The more you build the colour up on your lips, the harder it will be for the colour to remain intact. If you don't want to reapply your colour throughout the day, try using a lipstick brush, and really work the product into the lips. This way, you'll have full control over where your lipstick goes!
Don't let the awkwardness of having lipstick on your teeth ruin your poise. Just take note of these simple tips, and your teeth will never be coated in lipstick again.