Use Chapstick As a Budget Lip Primer

I have a small beauty tip. With the new red lipstick trend that has become all-the-rage on and off the red carpet, chapstick is a great, inexpensive way to keep the color from flaking and fading. The chapstick acts as a primer for your lips and keeps them looking luscious. Just apply a little chap stick 5-10 minutes before your lipstick and you’re set, literally! You can get cherry chapstick for about 99 cents at any drugstore or even the supermarket. So you never have to worry that your new, bold statement is letting you down.

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

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    Cherry Chapstick is on clearance at my CVS (Houston) this week for 42 cents!! 🙂

    I’ve been doing it for years! It really does help. I can’t say it will work for everyone but it does for me. I like the cherry but I love the moisturizer one with aloe.

    OK what am I doing wrong? I find that if I apply chapstick before lip color, the color just slides off in no time.

    I have a better one – Clinique Lip/eye sunblock stick, spf 30. It holds my lipstick or lipgloss on my lips, and I know I can use the extra UV protection after wiping my mouth after eating, brushing teeth etc….It costs more but lasts at least a year.

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