Lip liner is not essential
but if used, it should be applied first. It should either be neutral in
color or match the shade of your lipstick and not darker than your
lipstick, so that if the lipstick fades, you don't walk around with only
the outline showing. Lip liner is used to define the look of your lips
and normally, you start lining them on your natural lip line starting
from the center of your upper lip to the outer edge. For sharpening the
lip pencil, chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes first.
To make the lipstick stay
longer, use foundation on the lips first, then apply lipstick, blot the
extra color with a tissue, reapply the lipstick and then dust the lips
with powder. Since foundation and powder
make lips drier, use lipstick with a creamy formula to counter the
effect. For applying the color, stretch the lips and starting at the center of
the lip and glide the color to the corners. Lip brushes help you to give
better finish to coloring your lips and avoid the application of excess color. A quick way of applying lip color is to use
the lipstick to stain the bottom lip, press them together to transfer
some of the color to the upper lip and then use the angle tip of the
sponge applicator to refine lip edges. For more natural looks, you can
try tips given below:
raspberry stain can be obtained by applying the berry color on the
lips, blotting it with the tissue and then use brush to apply a second
coat of the lipstick.
The nude bare lip
looks can be obtained by using neutral pink lip color that matches
your skin tone. Pale colored women can go for light orange color with
a pinkish tint while olive skin can use brownish bronze shade. Avoid
lip liners as you don't need the harsh lines. Add clear gloss to the
center of your lip and you are ready.
There are lipsticks
that add warmth and volume to your lips and are also have a flavor and
perfume of their own. So buy the favorite fruity, candy or other
flavors of your spouse for your honeymoon!
- Older women should use
- Orange and brown
shades make your teeth appear yellow so until you have that
picture-perfect smile, keep them off your lips.
- In summers, you may
have those dreaded dry cracked lips. Simply use your toothbrush to get
rid of the dead skin gently and apply lip balm generously on them to
heal them soon.
- Brown toned lips take
on brown shades such as apricots, beiges, peaches and cappuccinos
better than pink or blue toned lipsticks.