The Unexpected Hack to Feather-Proof Your Lipstick

Put on your best pout for Valentine's Day

Updated 09/23/16

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and dates are commencing, well, yesterday. Beauty rule number one: Let’s all make sure our lipstick is ready to survive the night and look its best. Sounds easier than it is, we know, especially with winter out to dry our lips and destroy our lipstick. But the below editor-approved hack will lock lip color in place and keep away those feathery flakes.

Be sure to load up on lip moisturizer, blot, and then prime your pout with a matte foundation (whatever you use for your face is perfect). Next, pull out your clear brow pen or pencil. Starting at the center of your Cupid’s bow, line your lips; this will set your color. Then apply your favorite long-wear lipstick on top (we’ve got a great list of lip colors that won’t budge), and you’re all set.

Keep scrolling to shop our favorite products to DIY your Valentine’s Day–ready lips.

La Mer The Lip Balm $55
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation $48
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel $18

What’s your favorite lipstick hack? Share with us in the comments!

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