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Lipstick Applying tips - How to Apply Lipstick

Lipstick has been around for about 5000 years! It is the earliest and quickest way to give your face a focus and create an instant splash of colour. To apply lipstick properly, it is important to have the right tools handy for the best application of lip makeup and get the setting right, in sync with the occasion. The first step is to choose the best shade of lipstick according to the skin tone. Like the colors of rainbow, there are shades of virtually every color when it comes to coloring your lips. With a lighter complexion, the lipstick is used more to subjugate your skin tone. Lighter shades make a fair complexion seems paler and dull. Go for bright colors and avoid light pinks.

How to Apply Lipstick

Ensure your lips are soft and supple by smoothing over moisturizer before you start applying Lipstick.

Prime your lips by smoothing them with foundation, using a makeup sponge so you reach every tiny crevice on the surface.

Dust over the top of the foundation with a light dusting of your usual face powder, to help you rLipstick stay put for longer.

Rest your elbow on a firm surface and carefully dwar an outline using a lip pencil. So it does not drag you skin, it may help to warm it slightly in your palm. Start by defining the cupid's bow on the upper lip. Finish by completing the edges of the outline to the upper lip.

Use a lipbrush to fill in the outline with lipstick, ensuring you reach into every tiny crevice on the surface. Open your mouth to brush the colour into the corners of your lips.

You will help your lipstick last longer if you blot over the surface with a tissue. It will also give an attractive, semi-matte finish to your lips. Reapply to help a longer lasting finish.

Makeup kit essentials for applying lipstick properly

The essential items for applying lipstick properly is having the right shade of lipstick handy with a lip brush, lip base/balm, lip liner and gloss, depending on individual taste.

A lip liner defines the lips and prevents lip color from bleeding, giving it durability. They are available in pencil form and should be matched with the shade of lipstick used.

Gentle brushing around the lips with a soft toothbrush helps to exfoliate dead cells around the mouth area and give a clear, defined shape to the lip line.

Applying a touch of foundation/lip base onto the lips helps lipstick stay on longer and a neutral or lipstick matched liner used to outline the lips after this. The lip liner must be started from the center of the upper lip, drawn into a line towards each corner and follow the edge of the natural lip line.

The color can be filled over the lips with a lip brush in slow, deliberate strokes and lipstick that has a formulation for transfer-resistant color stays for a longer time.

If the lip pencil is chilled in the fridge for a few minutes before application, it glides on smoothly and the outlining of the lips is easier.

Lip conditioners used in lipsticks give it longer staying powder and are ideal for party wear or all daywear too, while keeping the lips moist and nourished for hours.

After the first application is over, the lips must be stretched and the liner repeated lightly again, blotted with a tissue and lip color re-applied with a lip brush for a no-budge, no-smudge, luscious lip wear.

Making the mouth round as an 'o' prevents lip color from spreading onto the teeth.

Liners and gloss are best avoided for a lip that is too full, but just a hint of lacquer brings a glow to the face.

Go over your lipstick with an ice cube for lasting results.

When applying lip gloss, or lipstick, apply lip balm or chapstick first.

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