7 Important Tips to Remember While Applying Lipstick

Tip to follow while applying lipstick
There are no strict rules that bound you to apply lipstick in the correct manner; it's the technique that matters the most. With this Buzzle post, you will find out essential tips and tricks for a soft, smooth pout.
Stop using expired lipstick immediately.
Before applying your lipstick, sniff it to verify whether it smells like wax or petroleum jelly. If yes, then you should discontinue usage as it is a clear indicator that the lipstick has crossed its expiration date.
Amidst a variety of challenges that we face each day, keeping the lipstick on our lips is by far one of the toughest. We try different ways to apply the color on, but in a matter of hours, all traces of perfection seem to abandon our lips. Next logical step most of us take is to purchase and use a long-lasting lipstick from a popular brand. And if that fails, we invest our attention towards finding a foolproof method of applying lipstick in the correct manner.

The battle is very real, and most of us struggle to find a definite answer to a genuine issue. Well, we are here to tell you that putting lipstick on does not have to be a task you detest. With our easy-to-follow guide, you will find helpful tips that will come in handy for whenever you're applying your favorite lipstick.
Keep your lips nourished and plump.
Makeup Stuffs
Just as your face, hands, and legs need moisturizing, you should take care of your lips in the same manner. Apart from using a lip balm, you need to keep chapped lips at bay. Follow these instructions at least twice a week for soft, smooth lips.
  1. Splash some cold water on your lips and wipe them dry with a soft wash cloth.
  2. Take some sugar scrub made specially for lips on a finger and apply all over your lips.
  3. With a clean, unused toothbrush, gently massage your lips in a circular movement for about a minute.
  4. Wipe your lips with the wash cloth and take some hydrating lip mask on to your finger.
  5. Sweep the mask over your lips so that the mask coats them properly.
  6. Leave it on for at least 3 - 4 minutes, and wipe it again with the wash cloth.
  7. Finally, sweep a healthy amount of lip balm all over your lips.
Follow this technique to apply lipstick without worrying about smudges.
Lipstick and Pencil
Even though you have a personal, foolproof way of applying lipstick, it is always a good idea to brush up on the basics. There are two important factors that keep your lip color intact and looking marvelous as ever―lip liner and foundation. While using a lip liner, you can rest assured that the color won't run or get smudged around the edges. For this, you need to own a lip liner that matches or is as close as your lipstick shade. As for the foundation, it helps keep the color in place and looking bright. So, before you go over the first step, apply a little bit of foundation over your lips.
STEP 1
Applying Lipstick
With a pencil lip liner, starting at the Cupid's bow, draw a thin line all around the edges of your upper lip.
STEP 2
Applying Lipstick
Starting from either corner, draw a thin line on your lower lip from both ends that join in the middle.
STEP 3
Applying Lipstick
Now comes the trick. Part your lips slightly and smile so that your lips are stretched. Apply lip liner over upper lip again to thicken the line.
STEP 4
Applying Lipstick
Holding the smile in place, draw a thick line over your lower lip as well. Make sure the line doesn't go outside the outer edge of your lips.
STEP 5
Applying Lipstick
While still holding the smile, apply a matching lipstick over your lips.
Now if you're worried that you might have to spend a lot on lip liners (because of all the different shades of lipstick you own), there is one way to avoid this dilemma―buy an invisible lip liner. It stops the lipstick from bleeding and works wonders with all the shades. It's a win-win for everyone.
Can't find a lipstick that complements your outfit? Use a lip liner and gloss instead.
Lipstick liner gloss
Sometimes, you just want to do away with the tedious task of applying lipstick. In such cases, you can pair your favorite lip liner and lip gloss to get a shiny pout. To sport this look, here are the steps you need to follow.
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STEP 1
Applying liner
With the lip liner, draw a thin line all around your upper and lower lips, starting at the Cupid's bow.
STEP 2
Applying Gloss
Fill in the upper and lower lips with a generous amount of lip gloss. Apply it directly from the tube or use a lip brush instead.
STEP 3
Woman with ping Gloss Lip
And this is what it'll look like.
Now while applying only the lip liner with lip gloss, make sure you don't use a darker liner than the gloss or outline the lips in a sharp thin line. The lip liner needs to glide smoothly over your lips so that it looks natural and well put together. If you feel that using the liner directly over your lips isn't feasible, use a thin lip brush instead.
Rock the bold lip colors like a diva.
Lipsticks and Gloss
Before you scroll to the next point, stop and give bold lip colors a chance. Basically, any woman can wear different shades of lipstick she desires. So why not give a bold lipstick the benefit of doubt? For this trick, you will need 2 lip pencils of the same color family, but different shades. Here, we have used a shade of pink.
STEP 1
Using Bold Lip Pencil
Using the lighter lip pencil, draw a thin line on your upper and lower lips, leaving the corners as is.
STEP 2
Using Bold Lip Pencil
With the lipstick, fill the color on your upper and lower lips, leaving the corners nude.
STEP 3
Using Bold Lip Pencil
With the lip pencil, draw a thin line at the corners of your lips and fill the color in.
STEP 4
Apply Lip Gloss over Lips
Take a clear lip gloss and blend both lip pencil colors together so that it looks natural.
STEP 5
Woman Apply Lipstick
And this is what it'll look like.
While wearing a dark and bold lip color, make sure you exfoliate and moisturize your lips, have applied a lip liner, and cleaned any mistakes around the edges of your lips with a concealer. Whether it's a red lipstick shade, purple, pink, brown, orange, or some other color, you can pull it off by following these above mentioned steps. It's that simple.
Can't forget to give you the nude lips trick now, can we?!
Lipstick and Eyeliner
Nude lipstick, when applied correctly, can look really sexy on anyone. But if errors are made, your lips can end up looking washed out and dull. The main thing we often overlook is the shade of lipstick. While picking a nude lipstick shade, make sure it is within 2 shades of your natural lip color. And as far as the instructions are concerned, here they are.
STEP 1
Apply Foundation Over Lips
First and foremost, apply your favorite foundation over your upper and lower lips.
STEP 2
Apply Foundation Over Lips
Using a nude lip liner, draw a thin line over your upper and lower lips, starting at the Cupid's bow.
STEP 3
Woman Lipstick Applies
Use your favorite nude lipstick to fill color over your upper and lower lips.
Now the trick part is, take some pale pink lip liner or lipstick on to your finger and dab a little amount on the inside of your upper and lower lips. This will give your nude lips some much-needed life.
Choose lipstick shades that complement the season.
Fall & Spring Lips
Be season wise when it comes to choosing your lipstick shades. Apart from learning the techniques, it is necessary to pick colors that not only complement you and your outfits, but also look part of the season. Fall always beacons dark, bold, and oomph-worthy shades that'll make heads turn. Try the oxblood trend for those cold winter days/nights by combining dark burgundy and bright red shades. On the other hand, spring calls for a more flirty and casual look. For this season, pink, orange, coral, fuschia, peach, and rose lipstick shades can work wonders.
If you are playing up the eyes, make sure your lips don't grab attention as well.
Lipstick applying techniques
For daytime, light coverage is always preferable. To get some color on your lips without having to invest a lot of time, just tap your favorite color on your lips. Remember, we are just tapping the color on and not gliding the lipstick over the lips. Next, with your ring or middle finger, just blend the color in your lips.
Wanna make an impact with your lipstick shade? Try this technique.
Girls Applying Lipstick
Need your lipstick to give you an intense coverage? It's quite simple. Load a lip brush with some lipstick and glide it over your lips for maximum result. On the other hand, you can also apply the color directly from the wand. But make sure to apply lip liner before you do so.
Neutralize your lipstick shade for some much-needed impact.
Pink Lipstick and Pencil
Go matte! To transform your lips and get the best color out of your lipstick, try this trick to give your lips a matte finish.
STEP 1
Apply Foundation over Lips
Over clean and moisturized lips, apply your favorite foundation.
STEP 2
Apply Foundation over Clean Lips
Load a foundation brush and apply a little amount of press powder over it.
STEP 3
Apply Lip Liner over Lips
Now with a lip liner of your choice, draw thin lines over your upper and lower lips, starting at the Cupid's bow.
STEP 4
Apply Lip Liner over Lips
With a lipstick shade that matches the lip liner, fill your upper and lower lips.
STEP 5
Woman with Lipstick Apply
And this is what it'll look like.
Follow these guidelines for whenever you wish to get ready for the day. Of course, over time you will find yourself experimenting with techniques and coming up with a creative way of applying lipstick that suits your style. But until then, we hope that these basic tricks and tips give you some useful insights.
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