The proper way to apply lipstick

If you do not want to always reapply your lipstick throughout the day, you can try my favorite lipstick that is made with fruits and botanicals and remains throughout the day, or you can try the following steps so your lips look great all day long! Want to know what it is?  Just shoot me an email and ask. 🙂

  1. Apply a cream such as chapstick or an all natural lip balm that is VEGAN certified (I have just the one)  (it has no bees wax in it and is vegan certified) to the lips.  Using a soft toothbrush, gently remove dead skin cells by brushing gently across the lips.
  2. Apply your foundation as you normally would, putting a thin layer across your lips too.
  3. Apply your lip liner that matches either your lip color or your lipstick exactly.  To make a straight line, rest your elbow on a tabletop.  Draw from your cupids bow (center of the upper lip) to one corner, sticking just outside the natural line of your lips.  Once complete color the rest of your lips with the liner.  
  4. Apply your lipstick with a lip brush, blending it from the middle down to the corners of the mouth.  If you are using a very bright color, make sure you go right into the corner.
  5. Blot your lips with a tissue.  Now reapply another coat of your lip color.  Blot again, add lip sealant or lip gloss if desired.
To make lips look bigger – Draw your liner along the outside natural line of your lips.  Shimmery lip color makes lips look larger so choose a shimmer, or dab a little gold eyeshadow in the center of your lips and blend outwards.
For sheer natural lips – Skip the liner and apply your lipstick directly on your lips using a brush.  If you want your lipstick to stay on longer and not run into the creases around your lips, choose a liner that matches your lips and apply it over the lip line and then add a sheer gloss.  By the way, smokers have the lines around their lips more then non-smokers because their lips dry out faster from smoking.  Also, glossy lipsticks are more prone to bleeding than matte or long lasting colors.  Reds bleed more then browns or pinks.  Reds are more prone to melting faster.
To even the thickness of top and bottom lips – Do not try to crate a fake lip line right away, it will look terrible. Instead use a foundation over the lips as mentioned above and draw a line along the outer edge of the lip line on the smaller lip.  Fill in both lips with the liner and cover with lipstick or gloss.  
If you have chapped lips – Make sure your lip color does not contain camphor or menthol, this only makes them more chapped and dries them out.  Start your lip color application by first removing the dead skin cells using a toothbrush as mentioned above or a damp washcloth.  The follow the advice above.  Make sure your lip color has an spf of at least 15!

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