How to get this to not rub off on everything and last longer
I recently bought this in the NSFW true red color and I adore the way that it looks and feels but it just gets everywhere after I put it on (on my teeth, on a straw, on a cigarette, everywhere, and then once its on something - like a straw it just ends up staining my fingers and other things, if I even touch my lips or brush my fingers across them it gets on my fingers and it's not easy to get off of them, when you're out and can't go wash your hands easily, because it is so saturated). I've used the TOO FACED Lip Insurance Primer underneath every time I've applied this (except once just to test and see if it would work better without it - it didn't seem to make any difference at all) and also regularly use a sugar scrub on my lips and the amazing Sugar lip balm to keep my lips soft and moisturized. This does last pretty long on me - but it fades to more of a stain look rather than the ultra-saturated look that I love and bought this for. Does the Lip Tar clear primer solve this issue? Because I really LOVE the way this looks when first applied but I hesitate to wear it because it just gets all over me - I can't even imagine what would happen if I was to kiss someone! And I have a bunch of other lip colors (from the drugstore even!) that are almost as pretty as this that last ALL DAY and don't smudge or come off on anything no matter what. Any tips on what to do to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to try the classic face powder in between coats trick and also I will try using a lip pencil underneath but I really don't think that either of those techniques will help with the smudging, though I'm sure they'll help make the vibrancy of the color last longer - I feel as though I need something to put on afterwards that will help to seal this so it doesn't smudge. I would love to solve this issue because if I did, I'd purchase at least 5 of the other colors in this line, if not more - since they are so gorgeous and well-priced for how long I imagine that they'll last. Thank you so much in advance for any advice.
asked 2 years ago
on Lip Tar - Matte
First thing i would recommend is to check if you're using too much. It sounds silly to say but I had to learn this throughout my time of using the product. Another thing I do to reduce the moisture is that after letting it sit I dab with a kleenex and dust with setting powder or a drugstore white eyeshadow ( is use elf brand) than smack your lips and they should bet dry and set!
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
I tend to forget to moisturize my lips before I put it on, and after a day of playing my instrument (clarinet, right on the lips) I find it still stays on pretty well. Maybe that would help? Although I don't see why that would..
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
I don't have an answer for not having it spread everywhere. That is actually one of my biggest problem...it's like I leave a trail of lipstick wherever I go. I will tell you that the clear tar doesn't work. I purchased and it is of no use. I am going to try using a lip liner close to the color to see if it helps binding it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
It sounds like you're doing a lot of the right stuff by taking care of your lips, may I propose that perhaps you're using too much? I think that either you're applying too much of the color all at once and maybe not starting from the center of your lip outwards. I would definitely recommend the Clear as a primer because in my experience it makes it last all day. You could also use the clear to seal it, but it does leave a glossy touch. Another thing is that maybe you're over primping and priming which may be causing the build-up not allowing your color to set properly. I hope this helps. <3
Yes, a primer will help to keep your lip tar on throughout the course of the day.
answered 2 years ago
(San Francisco, CA)