Matte, Gloss, Satin, Sheer, Pearl or Cream. The charms of any kind of lipstick are lost on no one. If you’re a total lipstick lover or maniac or more, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got lipstick hacks and then some for ya. Make the most for your buck with those expensive MAC lipsticks or your hard-to-get-a-hold-of Kylie Jenner lip kits. We’re spilling the beans on the coolest lipstick hacks and you’ve got an insider’s view to it!
10 Lipstick Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed
1. Hairspray to remove lipstick stains
The trouble of doing your makeup and then wearing your clothes only to have it stained with your lipstick, can be downright heartbreaking. Imagine all the stress in that moment. Fret not, simply spray the fabric (make sure the fabric is not dry-clean only) and let it rest a few minutes. Then, dab the stain and toss it into the washer to do the magic.
2. Remove excess lipstick and keep it off your teeth
Lipstick woes don’t get more real than having them on your teeth. Any makeup junkie knows that it’s cringeworthy and how. Keep lipstick off your pearly whites by sticking a clean finger in your mouth. Wrap your lips around it and pull it out! Any excess lipstick/lip colour that will have gotten on your teeth will be left on your finger.
3. Extend your lipstick wear with a DIY trick
We love lipsticks, but having to swipe and reapply it multiple times, tires us faster than you can say ‘pout’. This simple 2 second trick can take any of your lipsticks and turn them into long-wearing versions, with just 1 item – translucent powder! Start by swiping on your lipstick and holding a tissue over your mouth. Then dust a small amount of translucent powder over the tissue, thus locking in your colour. Voila!
4. Make your colour last longer
If you don’t own translucent powder, this lipstick hack will save you the time and extend the wear of your lip colour. Wear your lipstick and blot between applications. This will remove the excess oils from the lipstick in the first application, so that your second swipe catches and holds it better. Say bye to constant applications!
5. Broken lipstick? No worries!
Broken lipsticks lead to broken hearts no more. We’ve got the fix and it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3, this lipstick hack! Take the broken lipstick piece and melt the end. Fix it back to the rest of the lipstick and melt the area where the two pieces fuse together. Lo and behold, fixed! Just make sure you don’t hold the flame too long or the entire lipstick will melt!
6. Store lipsticks in the refrigerator to prevent them from melting
7. Tone down the colour
If your matte lipstick is too bold for the occasion, tone it down by swiping a layer of sheer lip gloss over it for a more subdued look.
8. Perfect the shape
Perfect your Cupid’s bow by drawing an ‘X’ on the centre of your upper lip. Follow it by completely lining the rest of your lips and filling it in with a matching lipstick. Sculpted perfection!
9. Prevent colour from bleeding
To avoid having the color “bleed” onto your skin, add a little concealer around your lips. This will make sure the bright color stays where it is supposed to!
10. Repurpose old eyeshadow
Reuse your old, broken and crumbly eyeshadow as lip colours by mixing it with balms or gloss. Instant revamp!
Say hello to lipstick hacks and goodbye to lipstick woes!