Steps: How To Make Your Lipstick And Nail Polish Last Longer

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“I have enough Lipstick and Nail polish said no Women Ever!!”
The quote is quite apt as we girls love our makeup. Makeup has always been one habit that the women have indulged in since ages be it any part of the world. The makeup as such has been diverse and we women tend to bend towards particular types of make-up according to our liking and suitability. But you see ladies, whichever country you are from, whatever your job is and whatever your age might be, there are two makeup items that binds us all, which is a staple with every woman’s beauty Kit… I am talking about Lipsticks and Nail Paints!!

Every woman loves to wear lipstick. Just a dash of lipstick adds so much glamour to your face. But most of you would have noticed that lipstick does not last long. This can be really frustrating and also expensive. There is nothing more bothersome than having to keep your favorite lip products in every bag and every pocket due to the need of touching it up again and again.

With nail paints almost a necessity for most of us, one issue that we always face is how to make them last longer on our nails and delay their chipping… Nothing can be worse than detecting a chip however minor it is just after you have just had your manicure done. It’s just not acceptable!
So, here we have some steps that will keep your pout looking perfect all day and night long and make your nail polish last longer!!

Get Beautiful Lips- How to Make the Lipstick last longer?

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Who doesn’t love a perfect pout? Whether it’s during the day or you are out at night, a lipstick is your best friend. But the constant chore of touch-ups time and again can be such a hassle. Here are 5 cool Steps to make your lipstick last through the day and night!!
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Step-1: Scrub
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The most important thing you can do to you lips is Exfoliate. Lipstick won’t stick to dry, flakey lips so exfoliate with a gentle scrub to remove any dry and dead skin. This will make the lips soft and supple.

Step-2: Prep

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Now that your lips are soft and smooth, seal it in with a moisturizing lip balm. Allow the lip balm to sink in for a few minutes. When you are ready to apply your lip product make sure to gently wipe off any excess lip balm.

Step-3: Fill

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Line and fill in your lips with a lip liner that is similar to your lip color. This is extremely important as this will lay the foundation for the lipstick you apply on top. So if your lipstick rubs off, your lip liner would keep the color on your lips.

Step-4: Apply, Blot And Repeat

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Next take a tissue and blot your lips a couple of times to really press the color into your lips. You can go back in with your lipstick and apply a second coat of color. By just doing this step, it will help to extend the life of your lipstick.

Step-5: Seal

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Close your mouth, set the color in place with a light dusting a translucent powder using a fluffy brush and you’re out the door!!

How To Make Nail Polish Last Longer

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Tammy Taylor rightly said: “Any Woman can wear a great outfit, but it is her nails that make the Statement”. With so many nail colors to choose from, there is no shortage of inspirations.
Do you regularly paint your nails but have trouble with chipping of Nail polish? Here are some Steps to make your Nail Polish last longer.

Step-1: Always Start With Polish Remover

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Before starting to apply nail polish you must remove all traces of the old nail polish. Even if your nails are without any old polish, still start by dipping a cotton pad in nail polish remover and rub it on your bare nails. This will help in getting rid of any traces of oil and create a base to make the polish stick to your nails well.

Step-2: Apply a Base- Coat

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Always apply a base coat before applying nail Color. A sticky base coat will make your nail polish stick to the base and make it last longer.

Step-3: Apply Polish In Thin Coats

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Always apply your nail polish in thin layers. Thick layers tend to peel off of the Nail Paint.

Step-4: Allow Polish To Dry Between Coats

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Always give enough drying time in between two coats. Apply the second coat only after the first coat has completely dried.

Step-5: Seal The Edges

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In order to make your Nail Polish Stay longer and delay chipping from the outer edges, lock your polish by always applying it from the tip of your nails to under your nails. This will seal your edges and delay it from chipping.

Step-6: Apply A Top Coat

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Using a Transparent Quick Dry Top Coat once your Nail Polish has completely dried will not only add extra protective layer on the nails but will give a high gloss finish.

Some More Useful Tips
  • You can also dip your nails in ice water after applying the nail polish. The cold solidifies the nail polish
  • Always keep your hands moisturized
  • Wipe Nails with Vinegar before you apply the Base Coat. This removes any product buildup or natural oils on your nail beds that could create a barrier between the polish

Follow these super-easy steps to keep your lipstick and Nail Polish where it belongs—on your gorgeous pout and Beautiful hands! These products are fun and always there when we need a little Pick- me-up- that is why we love them so much!!

Author Biography
Himi Ohri Sarin Himi is a Stay at home mom to her 7 year old daughter. An MBA in Marketing by education, she is an avid reader, enjoys crafts, loves Makeup and Fashion. She is also passionate about cooking and writes her own cooking blog besides being a freelance writer. She loves to experience life- one day at a time and enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband and daughter.

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