“Lips without lipstick is like a dessert without sugar.”
Many of us will claim to know the exact way to apply the lipsticks, but the case really may not be entirely true. So, here I will be discussing how to apply lipstick like a pro without causing any harm to your lips.
Step 1 : Exfoliation
- Take the scrub and massage it on your lips in circular motions slowly.
- Do it for 2-3 minutes.
- Rinse off with cold water.
Step 2 : Moisturize
No one wants to have chapped, flaky and dry lips, right? So, the next and immediate step after exfoliation is moisturizing. Hydrated lips gives smoother base for lipstick application which makes your lip color go very easy. Moisturizing after exfoliation makes it very easy for the moisturizer to penetrate and go deeper within your lips.
Moisturize your lips with a thin layer of lip balm or moisturizer.
Step 3 : Apply a lip primer/foundation/concealer
When your lips are prepped with primer/foundation/concealer, your lipstick stays on for longer duration of time than usual. If you don't have a primer, you can use a foundation/concealer on your lips.
After using it, one uniform color is formed which is free from any discoloration. People those who have dark pigmented and discolored lips should apply it. Dab a thin layer of concealer/foundation on your lips.
Step 4 : Lipliner
Step 5 : The lipstick
After you are done with all the above steps, take out your lovely and gorgeous lipstick and fill it in your lips. Make a smiley face everytime you are applying your lipstick as it will not stretch out your lipstick, everytime you open your mouth.
After applying lipstick you can use concealer on the outer edges of your lips, this will it create a crisp and a sharp look.
How to apply?
- Start applying lipstick from the top center and move outwards the corners of your lips and later the lower lip.
- Fill out any missed areas with the second layer of lipstick with the help of your fingers.
You can also use an angular brush instead.
Quick tip: If you have very thin lips, don’t go for dark and bold colors instead make a preference of light colored lipsticks or simply apply a lip gloss over your lipstick. This will make your lips look more plump and fuller.
Step 6 : Bloting your lips
The main motive behind blotting your lips is to help the pigment set on your lips for deeper and longer period of time. So, take a piece of paper and press it in between your lips. This process will remove excess lipstick on your inside preventing it to get on your teeth.
Using paper instead of tissue is better any day as paper only picks up the oil, unlike tissue paper picks up both oil and the pigment and also leaves unwanted white traces of tissue on your lips.
How to blot?
Fold the paper in half, keep the fold facing you and press it in between your lips.
Then take a tissue and apply a powder with your brush through the tissue paper which will let you set your lipstick for longer duration of time and instantly mattifies it.
With the help of this guide, you will eventually learn how to apply lipstick like a professional. Since, applying lipstick the wrong way can ruin your look and also harm your lips too.