It goes without saying that lipstick is one of the key elements to any woman’s makeup bag. Lipstick finishes off any look, day or night. Whether you prefer a neutral, bold red, or daring black lip, applying the perfect shade of lipstick can make any woman feel confident and put together…unless you’ve had lipstick get all over your teeth. There’s no point visiting a Dentist regularly and doing everything you can to keep your teeth looking great if they’re going to end up covered in lipstick! Honestly? It happens to me all.the.time. My gorgeous teeth whitening results are smudged over by red, pink and purple colours across my teeth. It’s the worst, but I still love to wear lipstick! So, how do you prevent that from happening? There are countless tricks, but today, I’m sharing my ultimate beauty hack for preventing lipstick on your teeth.
When it comes to my makeup routine, I tend to choose a bold lip, rather than a lot of eye makeup. Even though I love to wear lipstick, I have countless embarrassing stories about having it on my teeth!
One of the worst stories I can remember happened at a client’s holiday party a couple of years ago. My boss and I were invited, so we took it as an opportunity to do some networking. (I also love any excuse to get dressed up)! Since it was the holidays, I went glam with a classic little black dress, smokey eyes and a deep red lipstick. I spent the night chatting with my boss and clients. To my surprise, I also ran into my stand partner from high school band. We hadn’t seen each other in about 10 years, so it was really nice to catch up. I thought everything was going well, until he whispered into my ear, “I don’t want to make this awkward, but your teeth have lipstick all over them.” Um. Mortified. Oh, and when I got mad at my boss for not telling me, he just said he was too embarrassed to say anything. Uh Huh. Even after having some touch up work at a dentist like Dentist fairfax, my teeth were covered in lipstick anyway so no-one could notice!
Ever since that night, I’ve become more aware of the fact that this can happen to anyone. Heck, it happens a lot during my blog shoots! Of course, I’ve played with many tricks to preventing lipstick on your teeth, but none work perfectly for me.
The “Traditional” Ways to Prevent Lipstick From Getting on Your Teeth:
- The most common trick to prevent lipstick from getting on your teeth is to put your finger into your mouth…and suck on it. Maybe at home that’s okay, but if I’m out…then that’s a big NO from me. Too many germs!
- Another popular trick is to blot your lipstick with a Kleenex tissue after applying your lipstick. The reason this works is because it removes excess oil and colour that would otherwise transfer to your teeth. This is a great trick, but it’s not foolproof. It also leaves your lips feeling a little bit dry.
The ULTIMATE Hack for preventing lipstick on your teeth:
After trial, error and years of embarrassing moments, I’ve finally found the ultimate hack for preventing lipstick on your teeth. All you have to do is apply a coat of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion before your lipstick. That’s it!
Suggested use for the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion:
This primer keeps your eye shadow crease-free while making colour more vibrant and providing a smoother application. Formulated with polymer technology, it fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping lids for all-day wear. It glides on smoothly, blends beautifully on all skin-tones, and dries on invisibly.
Why Choose this primer over any other?
I’ve experimented with a number of eyeshadow primers, to see if they have the same effect as Urban Decay’s. From what I’ve found, it’s the only one that doesn’t alter the colour of your lipstick.
To make this post more fun, I’ve put together a video! It’s my second attempt at editing a video (you can see the first post here), but the first time talking to the camera! Let me know what you think of the video – I’m looking to integrate more into future blog posts.
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Let me know if you try this beauty hack!