Keep Lipstick from Smudging

Last Updated on August 1, 2021 by Ellen Christian

Do you know how to keep lipstick from smudging? I think that’s one of those beauty lessons I missed when I was younger. I know how to apply it. I know how to find the right color for my complexion.  I’ve been experimenting lately and I think I’ve figured it out. It’s especially important in the heat of the summer to follow these tips to keep your lipstick from smudging.

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Keep lipstick from smudging

Keep Lipstick from Smudging

It’s hard enough to look polished in the summer heat without having lipstick that’s smudged.  I generally shy away from bold lip colors and choose nudes or lighter colors in the summer because it’s not as obvious when they smudge. Thankfully, with these tips I can grab that bold lipstick when I want to.

  • Make sure your lips are kissably soft before you being. Try a lip scrub to exfoliate them.
  • One of the reasons lipstick smudges is because your lips are dry. Make sure you apply lip balm to your lips before you apply your lip stick. Go with a really moisturizing lip balm that has coconut oil and beeswax in it.
  • If your lips feel too tacky after applying lip balm, follow with a light dusting of sheer powder. Make sure you use a separate brush to apply powder to your lips or you’ll end up with lip balm on your face brush.
  • Use a clear lip liner to line your lips. The clear liner will help prevent your lipstick from feathering and smudging.
  • If these suggestions aren’t enough to keep your lipstick from smudging, you can apply a lip primer to help.

Although these suggestions will work most of the time, a really passionate kiss is probably no match for most lipsticks. If you’re looking for something with serious staying power, you may want to try a lip stain. Please don’t use this every day as it is very drying to your lips.

Keep lipstick from smudging

10 thoughts on “Keep Lipstick from Smudging”

  1. I threw all my old lipsticks out and never looked back, lol. It’s so much easier for me to use lip liner and a tinted chapstick for example than worry about lipstick smudging, getting on my teeth, breaking off, melting in my purse, etc. I like a colored lip liner that stays on well and they are well worth the cost too.


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