Lipstick isn’t something to be afraid of. In fact, we believe it should be used far more frequently than it is now. However, there are several undeniable recommendations that will ensure that any lipstick goes on smoothly and stays there for hours, and the most crucial recommendation is that lip liner should always be used before applying lipstick.
The best lip liner not only assists in outlining the area where you’ll be applying lipstick, but it also assures that it won’t bleed outside of your lips and will last a long time.. On the other hand, lip liner can have the reverse effect and make your lipstick seem worse for wear if used poorly.
This year, it’s time to take out your favourite lipstick shade, and the best way to start is to avoid committing these three common mistakes that most people make with the lip liner pencil:
1. Ignoring It Because You Don’t Have the Appropriate Shade
The best lip liner tip comes in two parts. First and foremost, you should choose a neutral-ish lip liner that will work with everything. You don’t have to match your skin tone perfectly, but aim to keep within a certain range.
Even if you follow up with red or pink lipstick, it will still accomplish the trick. Just make sure to blend carefully and cover any lined areas completely with lipstick so that no neutral shows through. Second, if you’re wearing a specific lipstick shade for an important event or occasion, it’s a good idea to pick up the matching lip liner shade or lip liner lipstick.
2. Skipping/Forgetting Blending It Out
Remember how we used to apply a frosted purple lip gloss on top? No? Then, even if you’re using the exact same colour as your lipstick, blending is crucial. Simply take the liner and proceed to fill in your lips, heading towards the centre of your pout after you’ve completed the initial lip line. Apply lip liner to the outer third of your lips until they are barely covered. Then buff it out towards the centre of your lips with your finger. The idea is to produce an ombré shading inside the lips while keeping the outer line clean and flawless.
3. Using a Strong Grip
Let’s use the phrase “light as a feather” instead. To begin, approach your lip line at a 45-degree angle. Begin drawing on the lip liner with a continuous motion and little strokes, using feather-light pressure. Repeat until you’ve completed the full lip line. Return to the areas that require a little extra pigment. Always remember to use short, delicate strokes.
Use these suggestions by KOL to master lip liner finally. Your lipstick — and the confidence that comes with wearing it — will thank you later.