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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


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:

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


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

  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

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

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  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

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

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

    1. Oh it definitely should!

  6. Good reminders! Nothing worse than chapped lips and dark lipstick!

  7. The Fresh exfoliator looks so good!

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

  8. Josephina of Josephina Collection

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


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

  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…

  10. Looks amazing… great goodies!
    kisses from Miami,

    1. Thank you!!!

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