How I Control Lipstick Bleed

I’ve got vertical lip lines. These lip lines + my obsession for¬†lipsticks = feathering and lipstick bleed ALL THE TIME. Normal lip pencils don’t do a whole lot to control the inevitable slide of product, but I found somthing that stops my lipstick from migrating and keeps my lips looking perfect all day.

Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner is a clear, waxy product that fills in the lines around my lips and acts like a barrier: no lipstick bleeds through with this baby!

On the right side of my lips, I have a freckle that also serves as a conduit for lipstick bleeding. You can see in the pic below, that I have vertical lines that gather product.

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Before I apply any pigmented/long-lasting/matte lipstick, I trace the outside of my lips with the pencil, then apply a light layer of my favorite under-lipstick balm. When I trace the outside of my lips, some product can build up, if that happens to you, pat the product in with your finger, and problem solved.

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Notice I’m running it right outside my lip line. I run a layer on the exact lip line, then one outside. I feel like this is double-insurance for feathering.

Once the product is patted in, I apply lipstick. This is the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 107 I used in last week’s makeup look.

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Sharp lines. No bleed (despite the freckle’s attempts to thwart). Any other tips or tricks I should know about to help with lipstick feathering? Any go-to products to share? You can find me on Instagram and Twitter

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