PinBusted or PinTrusted: Long-Lasting Lip Color Tutorial


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We’ve all been there, where we put on lip color and it either doesn’t stay or it gunks up within an hour of putting it on. I mean, what’s the point of paying $10 or more for lip color if we can’t get it to stay on long enough to enjoy it? I’ve tried moisturizers, exfoliating, putting lip liner all over my lips before my lip color, and those expensive “all day” lip colors. Nothing ever works as well as it should and after an hour, I’m left wiping the gunk off my lips.

Makeup selfie!  Image: Dakster Sullivan
Makeup selfie. Image: Dakster Sullivan.

While combing Pinterest for boards to follow in the cosplay world, I stumbled on a pin that claimed to make my lip color last all day. My first thought was, “Yeah, right!” My second thought was, “What the heck. What do I have to lose?”

I took to the bathroom and dived into the tutorial with low hopes and high expectations.

Your shopping list for this method is pretty short and it’s likely you already have most of it in your makeup kit:

• Lip Exfoliator
• Foundation or concealer
• Lip color of your choice
• Tissue
• Translucent powder

I didn’t have any exfoliator or translucent powder, so I scrubbed my lips as best as I could and used baby powder instead of the brand that they recommend.

Five minutes and some anxiety about dropping my phone down the toilet later, I was done.

While testing out my Batgirl cowl, I learned it was best to keep my mind busy rather than sitting around and watching a clock, so I decided to run a few errands to take my mind off of how long this trick would last.

By the time I got home an hour later, there was no visible gunk on my lips and for the most part, no loss of appearance. I ended up forgetting I was wearing it and reapplied my lip color only once after a couple of hours.

At the end of the day, I never noticed any gunking on my lips and I never felt like my lips were peeling under the makeup.

That Makes This Pin Trusted!

If you’re a cosplayer and need your makeup to last or are just someone who enjoys wearing lipstick in general, give this tutorial a shot to make it go the distance. I’ll definitely be using this trick the next time I’m in a costume that requires makeup.