One would think there isn't a whole lot to applying lipstick... just whipping out that lipstick tube and a quick run over the lips and you're done.
For the most part this works, but if you follow my steps for lipstick applications, you too can have results like the pros get.
Step 1 - Dry or Chapped Lips?
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Step 2 - Apply Lip Primer
Primers have become very useful. It is a product that is specially formulated to condition your lips helping lip color to last longer.
Step 3 - Analyze the Size and Shape of Your Lips Are they too narrow or too large? You will no doubt have your own individual goal as to how you want them to look.
Step 4 - Choosing the Right Color Pencil is Helpful
Match your pencil to your lipstick as close as possible never darker unless you want more drama.
If for some reason you can't, I would suggest you line your lips and then fill the lips in lightly, to create not only a base to make lipstick stay on longer, but also to create a nice even color before applying lipstick.
Ring around the lips will be history.
Step 5 - Choosing Your Best Lipstick Color
Women just love lipstick but the color has to be perfect and the only way you are going to achieve this is to take the test for color analysis. You need to know if you need a yellow or blue base lipstick. This information will also be valuable to you for applying makeup.
Step 6 - Applying Lipstick with a Lip Brush vs. Right From the Tube Most women prefer using their lipstick tube. The pros always use a lipstick brush. Lip brushes help you to create a more even application. Check out these beautiful lip colors.
Step 7 - The Final Touches
After you have applied the lip pencil and lipstick blot lightly. Now apply a dusting of powder over the lips with a large fluffy brush.
This technique will help to set the lipstick.
You must now apply another layer of lipstick. This is a layering technique, the same concept as when you are applying eye makeup. It helps keep color in place longer.
Voila, you have just reached pro status!
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