15/02/2013

5 TOP TIPS FOR APPLYING THE PERFECT LIPSTICK

Hey all,

Happy Friday!!! I am going to be creating top 5 tips every few weeks. This weeks top 5 tips is all to do with lipstick. I thought this may  be a helpful post as in the past I have had disasters when it comes to lipstick and I figured these tips/rules are actually really helpful. Let me know if you already apply your lipstick in this way?

TIP 1: EXFOLIATION
This is an important step if your lips are dry and chapped. By exfoliating your lips you get rid of any dead skin and leaves a smooth plumpness to the lips, a good base before applying lipstick.

Here are a few great exfoliators (You can also use a face exfoliator.. or if you are really creative you could always make your own lip exfoliator)

TIP 2: MOISTURISE:
Once you have exfoliated your lips, apply a moisturising lip balm. This will help lock in the moisture and create a good base for your lipstick. When I apply my lipstick I normally wipe of any excess lipbalm with a tissue.



TIP 3: LINE THE LIPS
By lining your lips with a lipliner it prevents your lipstick from bleeding and also stains the lips. By lining the lips it allows your lipstick to last longer. It also defines your lipshape more and generally allows the application of lipstick to be a lot smoother. You can either line your lips with a lipliner similar to the colour of your natural lip or one that matches the colour lipstick you are applying.



TIP 4:CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHADE BASED ON YOUR NATURAL LIP COLOUR
Generally when we choose lip colours we go by our skintone but I have found this to be unaffective. I tend to choose a lipstick by my natural lip colour. By choosing a lipstick that suits your natural lipcolour you can find the nude lip or some people say 'your lips but better' shade. 

The perfect nude should be.... slightly lighter or darker than your natural lip colour.. try it!!

The perfect brights:
Pale lips: cherry red or coral
Natural redish lips: try hot pink, orange, or cranberry
Dark lips: brick red and burgundy are ideal.

TIP 5: BLOT BLOT BLOT
Once you have applied your lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue. This will stain the lips, then reapply another coat of lip colour.


 
I hope you find these simple tips as helpful as I do.
 Let me know what your top tips are for applying lipstick.



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