Glossy and luscious lips provoke sex appeal. A smile with brightly colored youthful lips enhances your appearance. They are the most important facial part without decorating whom your makeup is incomplete. Lip decoration has been continuing since very early till today. Now-a-days many cosmetics are available in the form of sticks, tubes, pencils and liquids in markets. Lip makeup application is a three step technique. Lip makeup is perfect if done with a steady hand, some practice and knowledge of the correcting techniques are an added advantage.
Lip Makeup Application
Step 1 Outlining With Lip Liner
The pencil liner is usually harder than lipstick and is used to line lips. Lip liners are a boon for defining the shape, if your lips are not perfect in shape. Ensure that your lips are smooth and non-greasy before outlining. The liner pencil should be of the same color or the shade closer to the lipstick. Lining inside the natural contour make the lips appear thinner and fuller while lining out of the natural lip line makes them look thick. Outlining the lips also prevents bleeding the lipstick.
Lightly outline the lips starting from the center for the upper lip extending towards the corner of the mouth and for the lower lip, work from side to side with a steady hand.
Step 2 Priming the Lips & Filling Up with Lipstick
The uneven skin tone of lips can be overcome by fill in the lips with a special base or balancer.
Varied colored Lipsticks are used to fill in between the outlines. The choice of color should harmonize with the rest of the make-up and your outfit as well. Soft colors look good on pale skins while darker skins carry off vibrant shades.
Lipsticks contains fatty base to stays firm and solid. They are available in tubes, pots, pencils, and even wands. While selection a lip color current fashion trends too have an important role.
Use a lip brush to fill in lip color of your choice. Blend the lip liner and lipstick together with your lip brush so that there are no harsh edges. The lipstick must be applied twice. After applying first coat, blot it with two-ply tissue paper by placing the tissue on the mouth and pressing it gently or pressing the tissue paper between the lips. This absorbs the excess oils and leaves it with matte waxes. After blotting reapply the lip color. This procedure keeps it stay longer.
Application of some foundation and powder on lips if they are dark, before applying lipstick take away all the darkness from your lips.
Instead of matte lipstick a women above the age of 40 will look best with a little shine on lips.
Step 3: Lip Gloss
Apply lip gloss over lipstick or just alone on naked lips. Lip gloss would highlight the lips and therefore make them appear fuller. Women with extra-full lips should avoid using lip gloss or use it sparingly.
Natural Lip Gloss
Don’t worry if you have run out of your lip gloss!! Vaseline will work out the same way on the matte lipstick to give it a glossy finish.