Applying lipstick – easy, right? Or maybe there’s slightly more to it than you realised. Our guide to applying lipstick will ensure you have all the steps covered, helping you get longer-lasting lipstick application that doesn’t bleed or run.
Before beginning the process of applying lipstick, the first step is to ensure that your lips are properly exfoliated. This can be achieved by using a mix of two parts sugar to one part olive oil to create a scrub for the lips which is then wiped away with a damp towel.
The next step is to ensure that your lips are moisturised. Find a suitable lip balm that works for you, and apply this after the exfoliation process to moisturise your lips. Make sure that the balm has fully soaked in before moving on to the next step.
Next, you’ll want to apply some lip primer. The purpose of this is to help prevent smudging and discolouration, whilst having the added benefit of creating a smooth surface for lipstick to be applied to.
When selecting the shade of lipstick for your lips, it’s important to bear in mind your skin’s tone and undertone. Different lipstick shades work better with different skin tones, and so it’s a good idea to experiment to see which works best for you.
The next step is to use some lip liner. There are many benefits of lip liner including the illusion of increased lip fullness, longer-lasting lipstick, and prevention of lipstick running. Lip liner can also be used as a substitute for lipstick in an emergency; simply apply lip pencil and smudge across the lips.