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Perfect Lips in Just 5 Steps

For ages lipstick has been the most popular form of makeup. Ancient Sumerian women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5,000 years ago!. Indeed is one of the most essential fashion accessories that most women just can’t live without.

We are sure you ladies will agree that it’s the “go-to” makeup when you quickly want to pull your look together. As the popular saying goes – “Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world”.

But having said that, not everybody knows how to apply lipstick properly. Why? Because it’s an art! If you are one of those struggling to master the art of applying lip color, don’t worry. We are Pro’s. Here we have a few hacks for you to apply lipstick perfectly:

1. Prepare Your Lips

This is the first and foremost step and we can’t stress upon this enough – preparing your lips is key! Whu? Because you don’t want to be walking around with dry, chapped lips.

Exfoliate with a soft, damp toothbrush and hydrate your lips by applying a nourishing lip balm to make them soft, supple and healthy-looking. You want apply a lip primer after to make the color stay on longer and to prevent it from bleeding.

2. Apply a Base

If you are worried about any kind of discoloration or an uneven liptone, it’s crucial for your lipstick to have a base to hang onto. This is very important to make sure your lipstick does not sink into your lips. Choose a concealer shade that matches your lip color and dab a little on with our Rosé Concealer and Shading Brush.

Apply some compact over this to seal the base. It also helps your lip color to stay on longer.

3. Define with a Lipliner

To define your natural lip line and to prevent your lipstick from getting messy, use a good lipliner to define, reshape and perfect the contours of your lips. This way you will achieve a more defined, precise and polished look.

Trace over your natural lip line from one corner to another with a liner that compliments your skin tone to prevent feathering (this sometimes depends on matching it with the lipstick you decide to wear). To make the cupid’s bow more prominent, create an ‘X’ shape on your upper lip, just below the cupid’s bow.

Don’t worry if the lines on the inside are slightly imperfect because the lipstick will cover them anyway, but it’s the outer lines that matter!

4. Apply Your Favorite Lipstick

Once you have finished all the above steps and have chosen your desired lipstick, take some product onto our Basicare Lip Brush and apply it evenly all over your lips.

Don’t miss out the inner corners. Ensure you apply it within the corners of your lined lips. Go coat by coat and intensify the color as you please. Usually, one good coat of a quality lipstick will be enough.

Tips: If you have dry lips, you may not want to use matte lipsticks since they tend to dry your lips even more. Look for moisturizing lipsticks that also condition your lips. If your lips are thin, avoid using very dark colors as they tend to make your lips look smaller.

5. Add Definition

Finally, use our Basicare Lipliner Brush and work on your edges to correct the shape of your lips and, optionally, to apply Lip Gloss.

Usually, the colors of lipstick are dull and don’t shine in a prominent way. So, it doesn’t present your beautiful and superb look of the lips and your face. Women want to make their lips more dashing and superb. They want that their lips gloss and shine in the very prominent way.

The applying of lip-gloss over the lipstick will make them able to shine and twinkle.  The lip-gloss coatings make the coating of lipstick more strong and make them prominent. The glowing and shining of colorful pigments will make your lips superb and fantastic!

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Why Put Lipstick on Using a Lip Brush?

You know how when you watch makeup tutorials, some of the makeup artists use a small thin brush to apply lipstick. Why using a lip brush when the lipstick is already shaped in the perfect way to apply it to your lips? Turns out lip brushes are actually quite beneficial:

  1. Lip brushes basically help to color inside the lines. It helps with precision to avoid any smudges outside the boundaries of your lips.
  2. If you are not a fan of lip liners, you can use the lip brush to outline your lips. That way you can also avoid the hassle of finding the perfect shade of lip liner to match your lipstick.
  3. If you are a lip liner fan, the lip brush is a perfect way to blend your lip liner with your lipstick and avoid the visible difference in colors.
  4. With a lip brush you can mix up the colors of your lipsticks to make a third color. Can’t find the perfect red lipstick? Try mixing your dark red with with a really light red to find your perfect shade. The lip brush is the perfect way to mix colors without staining your lipsticks.
  5. Using a lip brush will also help you control the shade of your lipstick. For example, applying a light layer of a really dark red lipstick with lip brush will result in a nice shade of red.
  6. The corners of your lips are really hard when it comes to applying lipstick. Using a lip brush will ease this process completely and you will avoid any smudging.
  7. The lip brush can also be used after you apply the lipstick the normal way. Use the tip of the brush to define the crease of your lips and the corners.

More Tips for You!

Now that you’ve got a basic idea of how to prepare your lips and applying lipstick perfectly, let’s  have are a few extra tips and tricks that you can keep in mind if you are a lipstick enthusiast:

  • Never use a dark liner with a light shade of lipstick – it will ruin your entire look.
  • Always soften the lines formed by the lip liner by blending them out properly either by using your fingertips or a Q-tip.
  • Get to understand your lips and also what formulations work best for you as this differs from person to person.
  • Always blot using a tissue to remove excess product and even out the texture.
  • To turn a glossy lip color into a matte finish, dust on some translucent loose powder on the lips and let it rest for few seconds. Dab them with a flat or a fluffy brush to even the powder out.
  • Applying lipstick with a brush helps in providing a more defined and proffesional look.
  • To achieve plumper looking lips, apply some cream-based highlighter onto the Cupid’s bow.
  • Always ensure that you have no lipstick marks on your teeth as this tends to happen when you wear a creamy, transferable lipstick.
  • Never use expired lip products as these can cause allergic reactions and other health issues.
  • Avoid trying out tester lipsticks at stores as it’s been on many lips and it can be a cause for the spread of infections.
  • Never apply lipstick on chapped lips, it will only accentuate all your cracks and lines.

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