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How To: Applying Lipstick

13 November 2009 No Comment
Colorful Lips

Colorful Lips

Lipsticks are one of the basic make-up every woman has. Even if she is not wearing anything on her face, just a little dab of her favorite lipstick could instantly transform her look.

There are many colors to choose from, and each one could create a different look. One could wear the same shadows and blushes but one can always transform that same look by just using a different lipstick.

To celebrate and flaunt your lips, here are the helpful how to’s on how to apply your lipstick:

STEP 1: Shaping Up Your Lips
Lining your lips is important for creating plump, noticeable lips. Applying lipliner is not only a great way to define and accentuate the shape of your lips, but also to keep your lipstick from feathering.

- Begin applyling lipliner at the center of your natural upper lip line to define the bow then work toward the outer corners to complete the line.
- Start at one corner of your bottom lip then follow your natural lip line all the way to the other corner.

- Choose a lipliner that matches your lipstick or a flesh tone shade for a soft, natural look.
- To get plumper, pinker looking lips, do not touch up by drawing a hard lip line; smudge it so lips look fuller! For a more dramatic fullness, choose a lipstick shade with a hint of frost.
- To avoid lipstick on your teeth, put your index finger in your mouth and then draw it out slowly with your mouth closed. What you see on your finger is what would have ended up on your teeth!

STEP 2: Perfect Your Pout

-  Apply color onto the center of your lips, blending up and out to the lip line working towards the corners.
- For longer lasting color, gently blot with tissue, reapply lipstick and blot again.
- For evening, remember to select a lipstick one or two shades deeper than your daytime color.

- For a creamy effect, apply a lip balm to lips before applying lipstick.
- For a matte effect, apply lipstick then blot gently with tissue.
- For a sheer effect, apply lip balm. Gently dot a small amount of neutral color lipstick across lips, then smooth out.
- For a glossy effect, apply lipstick then finish with a clear or nuetral color gloss coat for a moist, seductive shine. Remember, the more coats you apply, the more shine so turn up the volume.

STEP 3: Maintain a smooth, soft and supple kisser
Attractive lips are soft and supple, so keep your lips smooth! The key is the right balance of care and conditioning.

- For smooth, soft lips, take a clean damp washcloth and gently rub lips for 60 seconds before applying lipstick.
- For touch-ups during the day or night, carry a soft toothbrush in your handbag or makeup kit. Be sure to brush your lips gently.
- Apply a lip balm or conditioner throughout the day to keep lips hydrated and protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

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