How Do I Eat Food with Lipstick and Not Get That Line on My Chin?
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Consuming food and getting lipstick all over the chin looks unpleasant and embarrassing. I used to encounter similar issues back then when I started using makeup. After years of research, I finally discovered ways through which I can remedy this problem.
To not get lipstick on the chin, one should lightly dab a small amount of translucent powder on the lips after applying the lipstick. You can also use liquid lipsticks as they are long-lasting and remain intact throughout the day.
We have been noticing and using lipsticks for ages. You must have spotted this magical product in your grandma’s or mom’s beauty stash. I vividly remember when I was growing up, my mother would always wear a classic red lipstick. It was a must-have for my mother, and I knew she adored that color. I never spotted her applying any other shade throughout my childhood.
I am aware that a lot of new amazing lipsticks have been launched. We now have a wide variety of colors available in the market; different formulas, shades, etc. I remember yearning for a bullet lipstick back when I was growing up. I wanted my first makeup product to be a lipstick even though the rest of the girls were going for mascaras and blushers.
How many types of lipsticks are there?
We have two different types of lipsticks; liquid and bullet.
The only advantage I have noticed is that the liquid lipsticks last longer. You can keep them on without retouching throughout the day. Other than that, there are not many noticeable differences besides the packaging and consistency. Liquid lipsticks come in liquid form, whereas the bullets are solid pieces of colored wax.
Moreover, Lipsticks come in all sorts of finishes; metallic, glossy, matte, sheer, etc. You can certainly choose your desired formula from the lot.
Standard lipsticks are generally made up of wax and oils. Hence, they smear on your chin once you start eating. You cannot do much about it as wax generally melts while encountering excessive heat. I look for cruelty-free lip products as the bullets are sometimes made up of animal fat as well.
Why do I prefer bullet lipsticks?
Bullet lipsticks are easy to apply; all you need is a mirror and a steady hand. With its waxy texture, a good lipstick will have a moisturizing effect on your lips.
You can comfortably wear it throughout the day to keep your lips moisturized. It is an excellent product to wear during the winter season. You can also easily pop them in a travel bag and take them along.
Things to watch out for:
Waxy lipsticks generally rub off as the day advances. Hence, you will have to retouch it if you wish to keep your pout colored for the rest of the day.
People who only wear bullet lipsticks usually leave lipstick marks everywhere. You would be able to spot them everywhere; on coffee mugs, glasses, spoons, etc.
Bullet lipsticks remind me of childhood and home. I am aware that things have become advanced, and we now have multiple versions of the same product. However, bullets are evergreen and cannot be replaced whatsoever.
How to prevent bullet lipsticks from making a line on your chin:
If you’re like me and have fond memories of bullet lipsticks, the best way to keep it long-lasting is:
1) By exfoliating and hydrating your lips before applying it (this goes for any lipstick). Since bullet lipsticks do not last long, the best way to avoid any mishap is by prepping your lips beforehand.
2) By setting your lips with a translucent powder once you’re done applying the lipstick.
A friendly warning:
With this being said, I cannot promise you that the lipstick will stay longer or never give you the line, especially if you are eating, but I can say that this will help prevent it.
If you are looking for products that can keep your pout intact for approximately 24 hours, then I’d recommend investing in liquid lipsticks.
Long-lasting liquid lipsticks:
The formulation of liquid lipsticks is a bit complicated. However, I shall try and explain it in the easiest words. A substance called Isododecane is used in creating a liquid lipstick formula; it provides a non-tacky feeling while also reducing the color transfer. Moreover, another substance called Trimethylsiloxysilicate remains responsible for the longevity of a liquid lipstick.
Why liquid lipstick is good:
Liquid lipsticks are generally appreciated for their longevity. The best feature of the liquid lipsticks is that once they dry down, they usually won’t smudge, budge, or transfer on to your chin.
Things to watch out for:
The application of liquid lipstick requires a set of skills. It would be best if you had a steady hand. If you haven’t mastered applying liquid lipsticks, you would probably end up smudging your lipstick. You would also get uneven coverage on different parts of your lips.
When you are planning on using liquid lipsticks, make sure you have plenty of time in hand.
Do not take out too much product as a little goes a long way, especially when you are applying liquid lipstick.
How to make Liquid Lipstick last longer:
The majority of the liquid lipsticks dry to a matte finish. Also, they are designed to cling to your lips. They last for at least 7 to 8 hours. Hence, some of them end up drying your lips. That being said, make sure you moisturize your lips before applying any type of lipsticks.
Once your lipstick has been applied, then you should dab a small amount of translucent powder on your lips. This will give it a firmer position on your lips.
Once you are done applying the lipstick, take a makeup brush and apply concealer around the lips to clean the edges.
Which ones are my favorite?
Just like other makeup products, there are over a hundred different versions available in the market. I have tested thousands over the years because I love the idea of hoarding makeup.
The following are some of my favorite brands and products:
There are various brands and formulas available in the market. You will have to choose the best one for yourself. Please know that the liquid lipsticks come in a wide variety of shades and price ranges.
Some are expensive, while others are budget-friendly. However, to me, it is not about the price but the experience. Some super affordable products are not good at all. The reason is that the lipstick colors come out differently, or they just completely dry out after one use.
There are certain products that are expensive but are absolutely terrible.
My personal opinion:
It isn’t that hard to find ways to eat with lipstick and not get that line on my chin. The application is of utmost importance to me. My lipstick needs to remain intact for a longer period as I do not like to retouch it when I am out. Also, the color should appear vibrant on the lips.
Lipsticks add a nice touch to your makeup, but no makeup will ever last long if you don’t know some tips and tricks to help it stay longer, and I’m all about sharing those here just for you!
Finally, lipstick is one of those essential products every girl needs in her makeup kit. We wrote an article on a makeup kit for beginners here.
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