You can keep lipstick out of your mouth wrinkles.

How to Get Lipstick Out of Mouth Wrinkles

by Michelle Powell-Smith

Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth can make it difficult to apply makeup, especially lip color. While you might have just been able to swipe on your lipstick when you were younger, adding new products can help get lipstick out of your mouth's wrinkles and keep your age from showing. Learn new techniques and tricks to keep your face as young and fresh as it has always been and distract from those annoying fine lines.

Use a moisturizing lip balm regularly when you're not wearing lipstick to keep your lips soft and to prevent dryness that may contribute to lipstick feathering and bleeding.

Apply a thin and light layer of foundation to your lips using a foundation sponge or your finger. As an alternative, use a lip primer, available at many department store cosmetic counters to prepare your lips and reduce the risk of bleeding lipstick.

Line your lips with a lip liner that is the same color as your lipstick. Use short, neat strokes to draw a line right at the natural lip line. Fill in your lips with the lip liner pencil.

Load a lip brush with a matte or long-wearing lipstick. Apply a thin, even layer of lip color to your lips, being careful to stay in the lip line.

Blot your lipstick with a tissue. Dust the lips lightly with translucent powder to set your lipstick.

Items you will need

  • Lip balm or moisturizer
  • Liquid or cream foundation or lip primer
  • Foundation sponge
  • Lip liner
  • Matte formula lipstick
  • Lip brush
  • Facial tissue
  • Translucent loose powder


  • Long-wearing all-day lipsticks are a stain rather than a lipstick and may prevent bleeding into fine lines or wrinkles.


About the Author

With a master's degree in art history from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Michelle Powell-Smith has been writing professionally for more than a decade. An avid knitter and mother of four, she has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects, including education, test preparation, parenting, crafts and fashion.

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