Lipstick is never the first thing I reach for and would probably be the number one item I'd leave out if I needed to make space in a beauty bag. Don't get me wrong - I love the way it looks. I just know myself, and, much like my speedy skincare routine and appreciation for double-duty products, once I put something on my face, it's very unlikely I'll return to touch up that item later in the day.
Now, I will wear lipstick for a special occasion (usually right before pictures are taken), but another hesitation comes from the fact that most lipstick doesn't look so great after a few hours, as it feathers or fades throughout the day, and, unlike lip gloss, I can't reapply it wherever I am with no mirror necessary.
All of this is to say, I'm down to try anything that could make lip color last, and when talking about this with a friend recently, she told me she puts concealer on her lips when she wants lipstick to stay. On. Her. Lips.
Of course, I had to try it for myself. I used a Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($25) and the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer ($30) - and I couldn't be more surprised by the results. Check out my process ahead.