A good pop of lip colour on a perfectly dolled up face enhances your entire look. Picking the right lipstick shade can make or break the look, so be sure to choose the perfect colour complementing your face and outfit. The tricky part lies in the application process. As this is a meticulous process, learning the correct method of applying is key. So here are ways on how to prep your lips and application of lipstick like a complete professional!
This is an important step in ensuring your lips are ready for kind of lipstick application. Exfoliating removes any flakiness on your lips. It also promotes blood circulation and adds smoothness to your skin.
Apply lip balm
Lip balm’s role is to keep your lips moisturized and prevent your lips from crevices. It will also help to give you an even application of lipstick. Prepping your skin (and lips) is the most important part to a makeup routine – your makeup will only wear as good as the skin underneath it.
Use a lip liner
Choose a color that matches your lips, not your lipstick. Draw an X shape on the edge of the upper lip with a lip pencil. Draw a lip line of upper lip, then draw the entire lip liner. If it is easier, begin by dotting it at various points along the outline of your lips. Then, drawing very lightly, use the liner to connect the dots.
Choosing a lipstick colour is all about fun! So choose the colour of your choice and apply the color, starting at the center of the upper lip and moving outward toward one corner. Bring the lipstick back to the center and run it outward toward the other corner. Repeat with the lower lip. To fill in any missing color, dab the lipstick with your pinky, then dot the color onto your lips with the finger.
Blot your lips
The purpose of blotting is to keep lipstick off your teeth and ensure your lipstick last longer on your lips. To blot, take a facial tissue and fold it in half. Hold it in two hands, with the fold facing 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.
P.S. Learn how to line your lips perfectly in our upcoming posts!