So let's say, you buy this uber cheap liquid lipstick or matte lipstick and you are in love with the color but the wear is absolutely terrible. Ugh, even worse if that new pretty lippie cost you a pretty penny and it slides all over your lips and smudges. I have a super easy solution to that problem!
The Smashbox Photo Finish 24 hour primer is the answer! This stuff doesn't just lock your shadow on, but it will lock your lip color on as well! Hell, I've even used it to prime my brows before I use my brow wax and powder. I've had some people scuff at the price (sells for $20), but I seriously get many multiple uses from it.
Apply a thin layer to your lips and wait 30 seconds before applying lip color. Voila! Long-lasting lips for days. You'll notice that the texture is quite velvety and soft. A little bit goes a long way with this primer. No need to cake it on.
|this primer saved my Liquid Suede Stone Fox color|
Oh, and yes, this primer is great for it's original intended use for shadows as well. I just figure we could all get more bang for our buck with multiple ways to use it.
Do you have any tips and tricks to keeping your lipsticks on for the long haul? Please share with us all in the comments!
And in case you were wondering, no I was not paid by Smashbox for my opinions, nor did they supply me with the product.