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A flawless base, finely lined eyes and a perfectly drawn pout. Sculpturing your face with make-up is therapeutic. While everything else holds its importance, a perfect pout has the potential to bring out the best of everything or scatter the whole look. Applying lipstick, whether it is a bullet, liquid or cushion takes patience and a little bit of learning. Once you get used to the right ritual of applying a lip colour you are sorted for eternity.
Well, we are here to spill the beans about the right way of wearing lipstick. So that, you can bring your make-up game a notch up and never get to deal with a lipstick disaster when you are all set to step out. Before hopping on to lipstick application skills one should be able to pick the right lip shade. You can learn all about picking up a correct lip shade here: https://www.makeupstudio.in/blog/how-to-pick-the-perfect-lipstick-shade
The extensive guide walks you through understanding your skin tone, identifying your undertones and overtones, and picking up the right texture and so on.
When it comes to applying lipstick flawlessly, there are a few steps involved. You don’t want your lipstick to be flaking or feathering and lingering on the teeth. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Read on to know the complete steps on how to apply lipstick.
Step 1: Prepping the Lips
While most of us take very good care of our skin, apply the right products and take necessary steps to maintain its lustre, we tend to forget about our lips. It is necessary to take good care of the lips to make your lipstick look smooth. Chapped lips are a no-no essentially for a liquid lippie. Adequate care keeps the skin on your lips soft and plump with no dead skin cells.
Prepping your lips comprises scrubbing them with a mild physical exfoliant. You can use sugar mixed with honey, a damp toothbrush or a very gentle over the counter scrub with no harmful ingredients. Exfoliate with very gentle circular strokes and wash away the dead skin. After this, apply a nourishing lip balm with a minimum of SPF 20 to protect your lips from sun damage. Doing this will keep your lips plump while bringing out the best of your lipstick.
Step 2: Preparing the Base
To prep the base, use a tiny amount of a flesh toned Lip Primer which is suitable for your skin tone and apply it on your moisturized lips in a dabbing motion. This step cancels out any pigmentation that you might have and works as a primer. Applying a Lip Primer fills the cracks of your lips making them look even so that the lipstick does not sink into any fine lines.
This step works its magic perfectly on people who have hyperpigmentation or uneven colouring on their lips. It also prevents your lipstick from bleeding or feathering outside of your lip line.
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Step 3: Lining the Lips
Outlining your lips with the help of a lip liner gives them a precise shape and definition while preventing your lipstick from bleeding. You can use different kinds of lip liners to trace your lips. A clear lip liner with no pigment works great for nude, pastel and light lip shades. Check out Invisible Lip Liner https://www.makeupstudio.in/product/invisible-lip-contour-in-box
Another option is of matching your lip liner closely with the colour of your lipstick. Lastly, you can use a lip liner in the exact shade of your lipstick. This adds an extra dash of colour to your lips and gives a plum effect.
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For applying a lip liner, start from the Cupid’s bow (the little ‘V’ at the center of your upper lip) and draw an ‘X’ following the natural line of the Cupid’s bow. Now, following the edges of your lips, trace them with a sturdy hand. You can colour some of your lips with lip liner or fill them entirely with it for a fine transition.
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You can line your lips using liquid lipstick as well. Just use the pointed tip of the applicator to line your lips and you are done!
Step 4: Applying the Lipstick
Eventually, we have reached the step we all love-applying our favorite lip colour.
Use the bullet lipstick directly on your lips if you are using one, apply using the applicator if you are using a liquid lipstick or you can use a brush to apply any of these for a more precise application. If you are a beginner, we recommend you skip the brush and apply the lipstick directly to get a good grip and outcome.
Pick a lipstick of your choice and start by applying it at the center of your upper lip below the Cupid’s bow. Swipe the lipstick across your upper lip starting from the center towards the outer corner of your lips.
Repeat the same with your lower lip. Start from the center and work your way towards the corners of your lips. Keep in mind to cover the inner center of your lips with the right amount of colour otherwise, it can give a worn-out effect to your lips.
You should also avoid applying too many layers to your lips as this can make them look cakey and it can feather out easily. Too much product can also cause the lipstick to crack and bleed outside your lips.
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Step 5: Blotting the Lipstick
This step is subjective to your own needs and can be skipped if you are in a hurry. Blotting your lipstick helps in reducing its transfer from your lips to your coffee mugs, spoons and masks. It also makes your lipstick last longer.
To blot your lips, take a soft face tissue, fold it in half and hold it between your lips. Press your lips softly on the tissue. This will take away the extra product and oil on your lips and leave just the right amount of lipstick.
Just like your face, you can set your lipstick with a setting powder to mattify it and make it last longer. Use a fluffy brush to pat some translucent powder on your lips. You should use only a thin layer of product for this step to prevent building up an extra thick layer of the product.
And now you know the tips and tricks of applying lipstick perfectly. Grab your favorite one and start flaunting your professional techniques starting from now!
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