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You guys know by now how much I love lipstick. Give me lipstick or give me death, right? And as much as I like to stick to long wearing formulas, sometimes I have to try something that’s a little more creamy like a traditional lipstick because the colors are just SO tempting. A perfect example of this is Bite Beauty Lip Crayon in “Blood Orange”. Good formula, amazeballs color . . . but it definitely transfers a lot if you aren’t careful. See the problem is I’m super spoiled by insane long wearing formulas and don’t want to worry about getting lipstick all over my face, or food or fiance.
Lately I have been partial to setting my foundation and concealer with a pretty well known trick. Dampen sponge, dip in translucent powder, press on to makeup. It leaves a natural finish and seriously sets it all day, so I figured why not use this for setting lipstick too? So I did and it works AWESOME.
The process is pretty self explanatory, but just in case you’re a visual learner let’s walk through the process anyway . . .
Ok you’ll want to grab the lipstick you intend to wear, a damp sponge (I’m using my beauty blender) and a translucent setting powder. This works best with a lipstick formula that is already matte because it definitely mattens down the finish a bit, but if you are working with something a bit more glossy it may just make it more matte than usual so keep that in mind.
Just apply your lipstick as usual, dip the damp sponge into the translucent powder and try to get an even coat, and then press the powder onto the lipstick. When I say press I mean that literally, if you use any swiping motions it will smear the lipstick and look messy.
A little note: If you press the powder in to one area and then have to move on to another spot because you couldn’t cover it all at once, be careful that you don’t have a bunch of lipstick on the sponge. If you do, no biggie just spin it around and use a clean spot on the next area that you’re dabbing it on. Also you might want to wash it pretty well before you use it for foundation again, otherwise you’re gonna end up with some unintentional & oddly placed blush.
As you can tell the final product is a bit more matte than the original look, but it seriously last SO much longer and is much more transfer resistant this way. I’ll take that trade thank you very much! This is basically my new go to trick.
Do you guys have any tip for setting lipstick ? Let me know in the comments!