Make Your Summer Lipstick Last With These Tricks

I love summertime, but literally melting into a puddle of my own foundation and mascara is not a good time. Many times, I skip makeup altogether to avoid being a drippy mess. There are plenty of ways to make your summertime beauty last longer and work for you, not against you, so here's how to make lipstick sweat-proof.

While foundation comes in sweat proof and mascara comes in waterproof and water resistant formulas, it's harder to spot lipsticks that can pass the test against sweat, water, and humidity. Most aren't labeled that way, even though they may be long wearing. Anything labeled "long wearing" and "matte" are a good bet, and will last longer than the standard lipstick or lip gloss. Drier formulas stick on your pout for a longer period of time, but if you want something truly waterproof, you'll have to get creative.

Many long wearing techniques, like lining your lips completely with a lip liner and using a translucent powder, can help sweat-proof your lipstick for summertime. But there's tons of other tips, tricks, and techniques for making your lipstick last through anything. Here's a few of my favorite ways to waterproof your lipstick.

1. Exfoliate

Whipped Lip Scrub, $13, Mizzi Cosmetics

To extend the life of your lipstick, start by exfoliating your lips. Gently brush a toothbrush in circular motions to remove dead skin so you can start with a smooth pout or use a nourishing lip scrub, like this one from Mizzi (which Kylie Jenner swears by!).

2. Apply Concealer To Your Pout

Use a small amount of concealer to fill in dry cracks in your lips and create a base for the color. Concentrate on the outer corners of your lips, where color tends to crack and bleed.

3. Line Your Lips

Line your lips and fill in the entire lip with color. This will give your lipstick some opacity as the following layers start to wear off with the day and the heat.

4. Use Translucent Powder

Just like powder will set your foundation, it can set your lipstick for a long wearing effect. Be sure to use a true translucent powder, dusting it over a barrier like a tissue paper, and skip anything with flecks of color or glitter, which make have an opposite, messy effect.

5. Apply A Final Coat

NYX Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Dewy Finish, $8, Ulta

After you've exfoliated, lined, and powdered your lips, finish with one final top coat of color. Set with a finishing spray and boom — you're waterproof!