Lipstick is an almost universal cosmetic and most popular makeup product for many decades, with gorgeous hues decked up in the market. If you know how to apply perfectly, you can instantly modify your look for a polished look. You do not want it on your teeth, though, and you probably wish it didn’t wear off quite so fast. No wonder why a woman can’t just do without it! A famous saying: Give a woman the right lipstick to conquer the world.
Even though the lipstick is a commonly used makeup product, many of them do not know the right way of its application, and one of the most common makeup questions often asked is “How to apply lipstick?”
Let’s start with what we are the prerequisites:
- A nourishing lip balm/ lip conditioner
- A lip liner
- Compact powder
- Your favourite lipstick
Prepare for Your Lips
Many of us are racing for beauty pageants; however, usually, people tend to neglect their lips. Preparation is always the first step. Lip care is as critical as any other skincare, and hence to be prevented from cracking or chapping for gorgeous looks. Dried lips are bold lipstick’s worst nightmare! Exfoliate your lips with a damp toothbrush gently as it is a susceptible part of the face. Use scrub & moisturize your lip with balm with SPF 20 to protect from sunlight as well.
Prepare The Base
Use a small amount of light foundation that ties your skin tone and apply it all over your lips. This becomes primer, fills the crack you may have, and gives your lipstick a smooth finishing. This quick hack also averts your lipstick from bleeding or feathering outside of your lip line.
Make use of a Lip Liner.
To express your natural lip line, you should use a good lip liner to define, reshape, and perfect the lips’ contours and for a polished look. Pick a colour that suits your lips. Mark points along the outline of your lips by the pencil. Use the liner to connect the dots, and you are good to go for the next step.
Apply the Lipstick
Once you are done with the above, you are good to select a matching lipstick. With the help of a brush, apply it evenly without missing the inner corners gently. Always go coat by coat and from centre to the corners, until it suffices the need. Avoid thick coats if you have thin lips.
Blot your lips
With the help of facial tissue, you can blot it to make it last longer keep it off from spreading to the unwanted area. Hold with two hands, with the fold facing towards you, then bring it between your lips and press your lips together gently. Release to make lipstick last even longer, dust a little powder on the tissue before blotting.
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Vital Tips: Do’s and Don’ts while applying lipstick
If you are a lipstick enthusiast, then you may want to follow these extra tips and tricks that can help you with better maintenance
- Ensure to soften the lines formed by the lip liner by blending them out properly.
- Know your lips and also what formulations work best for you as this differs
- To turn a glossy lip colour into a matte finish, dust on some translucent loose powder and dab them after a few seconds with a flat or a fluffy brush.
- Use an angular brush as it helps in providing a more defined look.
- To accomplish plumper looking lips, use some cream-based highlighter onto the Cupid’s bow.
- Avoid using expired lip products as these can cause allergic reactions.
- Don’t use tester lipsticks at stores as it’s been as it can spread infection.
- Don’t apply lipstick on chapped lips; it will only accentuate all your cracks and lines.
How to remove lipstick
There are many ways to eliminate lipstick. Usually, you can use a makeup remover that you will find in plenty in the market.
Use Petroleum Jelly
Just dab some jelly on your lips, wait for a couple of minutes, and wipe it with the soft cotton thin layer.
Use Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
Slather on some coconut oil and wipe it with cotton balls.
Lotion: In case you have nothing else, then use some of the available face or body lotion and gently massage your lips and wipe it off