How To Prep Lips For Lipstick 0
in Beauty Skin Care

How To Prep Lips For Lipstick

how to prep lips for lipstick

How to prep lips for lipstick. It’s that time of year again, when I change up my makeup and beauty routine. I’m slowly turning my sights toward beautiful plums and deep reds and of course, now is the time to start considering how my lips are doing. With the change in weather and some added stress, I’ve found them to be a little bit dry of late. Now, we all know that a dark lipstick will only enhance any imperfections so it’s time to pull out all the stops to keep them smooth and hydrated.

how to prep lips for lipstick

HOW TO PREP LIPS FOR LIPSTICK

Use Lipbalm. Before applying a lip scrub, I generally like to put a little bit of hydrating lip balm on my lips for a few minutes. This helps to soften them and makes it easier to get rid of any dry skin. It’s also important to ramp up the use of lip moisturizers this time of year, as they will help to keep your lips well hydrated in the approaching colder temperatures.

Try a toothbrush. I use an extra soft toothbrush and after brushing my teeth, I very gently run the toothbrush over my lips a few times. This helps to remove any dead skin.

Moisturize at night. 6-8 hours of not drinking water can leave my lips a little dry in the morning, so before I go to bed, I apply a nice thick moisturizer. When I wake up in the morning, my lips are plump and happy.

Lip Scrub. This is the obvious choice and there are quite a few great ones on the market. One of my favourites is the Sugar Lip Polish from Fresh. I adore the scent of brown sugar and it does the job of keeping my lips ready for whichever lipstick I might choose.
You can easily recreate a similar scrub at home. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of brown sugar, add some warm water and voila, your very own scrub.

how to prep lips for lipstick
It’s important to remember that the key to a gorgeous lip, even if you are reaching for a nude or a simple lip gloss, is to ensure that it’s smooth, plump and well hydrated!

How do you keep your lips hydrated?

Try these products to keep your lips hydrated:

*For more on how to prep your lips for lipstick follow me on instagram and twitter*
blogger

You Might Also Like

Gift Guide For The Beauty Lover

Beauty Sunday Push Up Liner Review

Hand Cream in Brown Sugar

How to take your makeup from winter to spring

Drugstore Vs High End Foundation

Best Dry Shampoo And How To Use It

Summer Beauty Must Haves 2014

Beauty Tips For Your 30s

How To Update Your Makeup For Summer

Best Hydrating Mists For Summer

How To Wear Gold Makeup

How To Make Your Hair Look Thicker

Everything You Wanted To Know About Brows

How To Choose A Summer Fragrance

How To Wake Up Looking Fabulous

Best Florist In Vancouver

Best Canadian Organic Skincare

All About Spring In Style

Laura Mercier In Oleander Review

Beauty Tips For Your 40s

La Parfumerie: My Perfumes

How To Use Facial Oil

Best Beauty Products For Fall

Argan Oil: Liquid Gold

How To Love Perfume When You Don’t

Best Beauty Products For The Beach

Best Beauty Products For Spring 2015

How To Wear Metallic Eye Shadow

How To Do An At Home Pedicure

Beauty Mark Craving Beauty Products

Truth About Style: Stacy London

How What You Eat Affects Your Skin

Do I Really Need To Use A Serum

Best Makeup For Luminous Skin

Premium Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

How To Keep Curls Frizz Free

World Oceans Day 2014

Beauty Icon Inspiration

Guest Post: Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-in-Scrub

Best Hand Creams

Best Plum Lipsticks

Tips On Staying Healthy During The Holidays

Beauty Products To Bring You Calm

Best Makeup For An Even Complexion

Importance of Exfoliating: Beauty

How Do I know If My Skincare Is Working

How To Create Beachy Waves

How To Look Your Best For The Holidays

Best Gifts For The Beauty Lover

How To Wear Perfume In Summer

Beauty Benefits Of Roses

Drugstore Vs High End Lipstick

Secrets To Beautiful Skin

Beauty Sunday De Bachmakov

Everyday Makeup Staples

How To Repair Damaged Hair

How To Choose The Best Makeup Brushes

How To Wear Plum Lipstick

What Is The Deal With Loving Your Body

How To Make Your Eyes Look Brighter

Skoah: My Skin Care Personal Training

DIY Face Masks For Dry Skin

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Review

Links A La Mode

Brushes VS Fingers Makeup Application

Best Beauty Boutique Curlique

How To Wear Shimmer Powder

How To Choose Your Fall Perfume

How Much SPF You Actually Need

Why Is Beauty Sleep A Real Thing

Fall Skincare Guide

Cosmetologist The One Stop Shop

Best Foundation For Travel

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

How To Update Your Makeup For Fall

30 Day Ultimate Skincare Challenge

Best Face Masks For Spa Sundays

Post Flight Skincare

Exercise And Your Skin

How To Wear Pink Lipstick

The Best Eyeliner A Review From The Experts

How To Wear Pink Eye Shadow

Post Workout Beauty Hacks

Find Your Perfect Scent (or two, or three)

How To Easily Relieve Holiday Stress

How To Find A New Hair Stylist

How To Prevent Wrinkles

Microderm360 Your Path To Beautiful Skin

Perfect Makeup For Every Event

From Long Hair To A Short Cut

How To Avoid Hat Hair

Clarins After Sun Gel Review

Your Guide To Makeup Brushes

How To Wear Face Lace Guest Post

How To Wear Red Lipstick In The Summer

How To Be Elegant Every Day

Best Face And Body Foundation

Best Eyeshadow For Brown Eyes

What Your Lipstick Colour Says About You

Drugstore Vs High End Cosmetics

How To Prevent Breakouts

Treats for a Rainy Day

Best Cream For Dry Hands

How To Look Awake Without Makeup

Best Skin Care Products

A smear, a smudge and a stain

How To Choose A Foundation

How To Clean Your Pores

Best Face Mask For Skin Your Type

How To Wear Coloured Eyeshadow

Drugstore Vs High End Mascara

Beauty Sunday Anti Aging Night Butter

How To Always Love Your Hair

Beauty Makeover At MAC

Summer 2017 Skincare And Makeup

Giorgio Armani Lipstick

Skin Care Tips For Your 20s

How To Wear Green Eyeshadow

Your Best Hair For Spring

How To Pick The Best Nude Lipstick

How To Get Beachy Waves

How To Choose A Signature Scent

Look Younger In A Few Easy Steps

Adult Acne And How To Fight It

How To Wear Dark Nail Polish

European Vs American Beauty

Best DIY Masks For Oily Skin

Have Soft Younger Looking Hands Now

Makeup Tips For Your 30s

How To Choose Hair Color

How To Fight Frizz

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow: Review

Eyebrows Before and After

At Home Sunburn Cures

YSL Cosmetics Top Secret Review

How To Deal With Dry Winter Hair

Shiseido Sun Protection Stick

4 Angels Beauty: A Day Of Indulgence

Holiday Beauty Survival Guide

How To Prep Your Skin For Summer

Your Best Skin In 2016

Benefits Of Almond Oil

Best Heat Protection: Beauty in Style

Summer Health And Beauty

What Is Wrong With Natural Beauty

Best Eyeshadow For Blue Eyes

Best Beauty Products 2013

Easy Makeup Looks When You Are Pressed For Time

Best Summer Beauty Products

Flowers in Winter Style

Best Hairstyles For Your 40s

How To Get Beautiful Nails

How To Prep Your Skin For Makeup

How To Choose The Right Shampoo

Beauty Party: Powder Puff Evening

Dior Color And Shine Jelly Balm

Fall Makeup Guide

Importance of Makeup Removal

Beauty: Samples Part 1

Top Summer Essentials 2014

How To Properly Wash Your Face

Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Classic Lipsticks Every Woman Should Own

Best Eyeshadow For Green Eyes

Best Haircuts For Your Face Shape

How To Get Flawless Summer Legs

Beauty Benefits Of Tumeric

Top Reasons For Drinking Water

Top 5 Beauty Posts Of 2015

Lipsticks for Summer 2014

How To Become A Makeup Artist

How To Get Shiny Hair

How To Grow Longer And Thicker Hair

How To Wear High Heels Without Pain

Hydration For Skin Beauty

Best Haircuts For Fine Hair

My Top 5 Must Have Skin Products

Canadian Beauty Products

Oliveda Olive Tree Pharmacy Review

Winter Skincare Tips

Beauty Blunders And How To Fix Them

Shu Uemura Shampoo Review

What Every House Needs

How To Feel Beautiful

Best Lip Balms For Beautiful Lips

How To Wear Makeup To The Gym

Rosehip Oil A Beauty Must

Best Eyeshadows: It’s raining colours!

Beauty Benefits Of Honey

Bridal Beauty Style

How To Make Beauty Products Last

How To Detox Your Skin After The Holidays

How To Choose The Best Lipstick Colour

Best Hairstyling Products 2013

Nars Makeup Counter

Is SPF 15 Enough

What To Pack For A Flight

Alterna Caviar Shampoo Product Review

Easy Makeup For Summer

How To Update Your Makeup

Do I Need SPF For My Hair

Benefits Of Vitamin C

Statement Lips For Spring 2015

Beauty Mark Holiday Event

Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy

Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

How To Look Your Best Without Makeup

Travel Beauty Tips

How To Choose The Best Face Oil

Your Fragrance Personality

Beauty Tips To Look Younger

Organic Skincare Spiezia Made For Life

Why Exercise Is Good For Your Skin

Best Lip Scrubs Beauty

Best Pink Lipsticks For Summer

Armani CC Lipstick in Attitude: Review

Best Spring Perfumes

Belmondo: Organic Skin Care

How To Age Gracefully

Last Minute Beauty Holiday Tricks

Tory Burch Sunglasses

How To Let Your Natural Beauty Shine Through

Beauty Travel Survival Guide

Rules Of Giving Beauty Gifts

Oribe Gold Lust For Frizz: Review

Best Pedicure Products

Summer Hair Care Tips

Adore Organic Vitamin C Kit Review

Make Up Forever Foundation in HD

Gatsby Lipstick: Beauty

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

How To Create The Perfect Nude Lips

Powder Puff Event: Best Skincare Products

How To Choose The Perfect Mascara

How To Look Great In Photos

How To Find The Perfect Foundation

20 Comments

  1. The toothbrush trick is definitely a life saver and so necessary for dark fall lipstick!

    xo
    Ash
    http://www.vogueanatomy.blogspot.com

    1. It definitely comes in handy when I have nothing else on hand!
      xo

  2. Fall and winter definitely takes it toll, it´s like a never-ending lip battle. Never tried the toothbrush trick, I´m gonna try that tonight. Happy weekend <3

    http://kjandersen.org/

    1. Hope it works!!! Have a wonderful weekend.
      xo

  3. I must say your style of writing is very impressive! You have a fantastic blog and all the pictures are wonderful! Loved everything!

    Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin, gfc, instagram, twitter, facebook and g+? Do visit my blogs and let me know in comments where you follow and I will follow back from both my blog!

    Happy weekend 🙂
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments!
      xo

  4. I love the toothbrush trick! I’ve used it for years. Such a great inexpensive way to exfoliate your lips. That being said, I got the sugar lip scrub as a bday gift and I love it so much.

    Xo, Jackie
    http://www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

    1. Ha! That’s how I feel. The toothbrush trick is fab but that scrub is soooo luxurious!
      xo

  5. Great, post… I am going to prep my lips to see if my lip color last longer… Coocoo4coco.blogspot.com

    1. Oh it definitely should!
      xo

  6. Good reminders! Nothing worse than chapped lips and dark lipstick!
    Tonie
    http://www.toniegirl.com

  7. The Fresh exfoliator looks so good!
    http://www.mressentialist.com

    1. It’s fantastic and I think it’s great for everyone!
      xo

  8. Josephina of Josephina Collection

    This post is a great beauty maintenance reminder for me. I will have to try the fresh lip polish!

    xo,
    Josephina
    http://www.josephinacollection.com

    1. Oh I’m so glad. That is my favourite lip polish hands down!
      xo

  9. I have so many lipbalms but I’m so bad at using them, I usually put them in my bag with the intention of using them but always forget!

    Corinne x

    1. I fall into that trap as well so I buy more expensive ones and that forces me to use them…
      xo

  10. Looks amazing… great goodies!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    http://www.chicfashionworld.com

    1. Thank you!!!
      xo

Comments are closed.