This Hack for Fixing Dry Lipstick Is a Game-Changer

June 01, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
This Hack for Fixing Dry Lipstick Is a Game-Changer
A dried-out lipstick can be devastating for a makeup lover. Whether your matte lipstick is flaking or feathering, having one of your favorite shades dry out is the literal worst The more you try to swipe on a dry lipstick, the more likely it is to break or dry out even more. If this happens to you, though, you don’t need to toss your lipstick. Ahead, find three easy steps to help you bring those lippies back to life.

STEP 1: Pick a Prep Product

Choose a hydrating lip balm or conditioner to get started. We recommend the NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Lip Conditioner or the Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm.
nyx cannabis sativa lip conditioner, summer fridays  lip butter balm

STEP 2: Mix It Up

Squeeze a little of the lip-loving formula you chose during step one on the back of your hand, and swipe your dry lipstick into the mixture. We can’t promise this hack will work for every formula, but we do often find that it brings lipstick bullets like the NYX Professional Makeup Shout Loud Lipstick back to life. Mix with a lip brush and you’ll notice that the lipstick formula will become more malleable and pigmented.
nyx shout loud lipstick

STEP 3: Apply Your Refreshed, Hydrating Lippie

Apply your newly-hydrated lipstick to your lips and continue to touch up your lip color throughout the day with a little help from the balm. Better yet, use less color and more balm to create a softer, tinted version of your favorite shade. 

Read more

Back to top