Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tips for your Lips

  • To make your lipstick last all day, use your lip liner on your lips as a base. Fill in your entire lip with the liner first, then apply lipstick on top of the liner. Use the same color liner or a color that is very close to your lipstick.
  • To see the true color of a lipstick, swatch it on your finger tips, not the back of your hand like we have all done! Your fingertips have similar texture and pigment as your lips.
  • To avoid making lip lines more visible under lipstick, apply lipstick in a vertical motion rather than a horizontal motion. This way the lipstick is being applied in the same direction as your natural lip lines.

  • If your lip liners/lipsticks usually crumble, put them in the fridge over night to make them firmer.

  • You can lick your lips before taking a sip from your glass to avoid lipstick marks all over the glass.

  • Don’t be afraid to use your lipstick as blush.  Treat it as you would a cream stick blush. Just make sure you blend it out well.
  • To keep lipstick off of your teeth, close your lips around your pointer finger then pull your finger out to remove excess color from your inner lips. 

  • When you are using a dark, rich-colored lipstick, apply it straight from the tube.  If you use your fingers or a lip brush, it will make the color too sheer. Start at the center of your lips and skip the corners, the color will seep there by itself.

  • If your teeth are looking yellow, use lipsticks that have blue undertones, like cherry red.
  • Applying a little concealer or foundation before your lip products will result in longer staying power and allow the true color of the lipstick to show.

  • Is your favorite lipstick almost gone? Scrape out the remaining product at the bottom and mix with a gloss or vasaline and store in small container. Apply with your finger or a lip brush.

  • For super bright matte lips: apply a concealer to moisturized lips, line entire lip with the same color pencil, apply lipstick, blot, reapply lip color, and finish with a light dusting of translucent powder.

  • Apply a lip balm as soon as you step out of the shower.  The balm will trap in the moisture and create a smooth canvas for when your ready for lip color.

  • Women over 50 should avoid glossy or matte lips, and stick with a creamy lipstick.
  • What’s the perfect red lipstick for you? First, you have to find the natural undertone of you skin! Those with cool undertones (pink/red tones) look best in blusish red shades. Those with warm undertones (yellow/olive) look best in orangish red shades.
  • When wearing a bright lip color, make it the focus of the face. Keep the eyes and face more natural and vise versa. Color on the lips, cheeks, and eyes at the same time can look clownish.

  • If you are one to get red lipstick all over your teeth, ditch the lipstick and just fill in lips with a red lip liner and add a clear balm on top.

find your perfect lip color!

Fair Skin

Medium Skin

Darker Skin

for fuller, plump lips:

1.) apply a moisturizing lip balm to exfoliated lips
2.) with a lip liner that is the same color as your natural lip color, line just outside the natural lip line and instead of precisely defining the cupid’s bow, connect it with your pencil
3.) fill in the whole lip with your lip liner to ensure that the color stays in place
4.) use a liquid or powder highlighter to highlight the cupid’s bow
 5.)apply a neutral lipstick straight from the tube, then go back in with your finger and push the lip color into your lips
7.) apply a shimmery gloss to the center of the bottom lip!

*for even more fullness, you could use a white or a flesh tone liner and lightly line the center lip lines on both top and bottom.

lip exfoliating:

  • You should exfoliate lips at least a couple times a week. You can either buy lip exfoliators or you could make your own.
  • The best time to exfoliate is directly after you shower because the skin is the softest and dead skin cells will come off easier.
  •    You could use your toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste to scrub your lips or you could mix some sugar and honey and scrub lips using a warm, damp washcloth in a circular motion.
  • Always apply a balm after you exfoliate!

Muah! xoxo