While I don’t post about it too often, if you follow me on Instagram you probably already know I love a good lipstick. I’m certainly no makeup expert (some powder foundation to even out my face, mascara and maybe eyeliner, plus a simple or bold lip is as far as my skills go), but I’ve come to swear by this trick to get my lipstick looking perfect…
After every lipstick application, I blot with receipt paper!
It’s actually a trick I learned from my sister and it’s surprising how well it works. I’m a firm believer in blotting, since it can be difficult to get certain lipsticks applied smoothly and evenly with no extra build-up on the inner lip or around the edges. I’d always done it with a folded up tissue, like you see in the movies, but I’ve found some tissues have little paper particles that can stick to my lips — or it can simply remove too much lipstick so what remains immediately looks dull.
Receipt paper on the other hand, is completely smooth yet it grabs any chunky bits of lipstick like a magnet! Plus, doesn’t everyone have an old receipt or two in their purse? I always do, which makes it a much easier solution when on the go.
What do you think? Have you ever done this? Do you have any ride-or-die lipstick tips you swear by?
(Photo by Lexie Lazear)