Lips dream? How to apply lipstick perfectly.
Smooth edges is my answer. Too defined outlining can not only make you look older but it also emphasizes imperfections on your face. My way to get wearable but perfect application is a combination of using fingers, tapping instead of swiping, and applying lipstick without lip liner (or very little and lighthanded).
- Apply one first thin layer of color by gently tapping (no swipes) lipstick directly from the bullet, from the center of your lips and work your way outwards.
- Starting application from the center of the lips allows you to gradually determine what shape you want for your lips When wearing a bold color lipsticks small changes in shape and size that you give to your mouth can make the difference between feeling confident or not.
- Keep adding color where you feel confident to wear the full intensity of the bold lipstick. Making color more muted while still definitely pigmented towards the edges often works better than the same thickness of lipstick all over your lips.
- Once you are comfortable with shape and color, swipe the lipstick from on the very central part only of your lips.
- Optional, add a few very and I mean very light stokes of lip liner on the edges of your lips. If you choose this option blot again the outer part of your lips.
- Repeat steps 1 to 4.
- This is the most important step: Tap and roll you fingers on your lips starting from center and working your way out. This will distribute the color evenly and make it look more natural, just like if the pigments were sunk into your lips. When one finger has too much color on it, use another finger, thus avoiding to move around too much pigment in unwanted areas.
- With a clean finger tap very gently on the edges of your lipstick to smooth the outer line out without blurring it too much. This also may require more than one finger since you don’t want red pigments outside of your lips. Some areas may require more tapping, other less, practice makes you perfect.
Veryverve makeup tip:Wearing red lipstick frightens many but it attract most makeup lovers, smoother outlines (not to be mistaken with blurred gradient lips) make the impact more gentle and forgiving for every face.Wearing: