Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Three Things That Will Change The Way You Approach Lipstick

Hi everyone
As you might have noticed, the blogosphere has been a little obsessed with lips lately. From matt to gloss, pastels to bombshell reds and *those* injections, lips are big news! Which brings me to the question, are you making the best of your lips? Is it one coat of a natural lipstick in the morning and that it's for the day? I urge you to step out of your comfort zone and try something a bit different.


Lip Care


Firstly use a lip scrub to get rid of all the dead and dry skin, that could flake and ruin your look. You can buy specialist products, but if you're on a budget, try buffing making your own lip buff or using a dry toothbrush.


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Correct Application


First foundation. Yep, you heard me right. I want you to use foundation on your lips! What this does, is it provides a fantastic base for your lipstick. It also de-emphasises the natural shape of your lips, which is perfect for our next step - overlining.

Take your lip liner and trace around the outside edge of your lips. This trick makes your lips seem fuller instantly. Then fill in your lips with the liner, leaving a space in the middle of the top and bottom lip, about as wide as your thumb. That's when your need to grab either a white lip gloss or a white highlighter crayon. Colour in the gap in white. Then take a brush and blend and buff until there are no visible lines between the lip liner and the highlighter. Leave this to set for a minute or two.

Then use a lip brush to apply one coat of your lipstick. This will allow you to be more accurate and help the lipstick last longer. Paint a line from the top left-hand corner of your cupid's bow to the bottom right side of your top lip. Repeat on the other side. Then fill in the rest of the top and bottom lips.




Blot with tissue so you don't get that icky mark on your teeth. Then cover with a top coat to set your lips and improve the wear time.


Ok, so maybe you haven't got time to do this every day? If that is the case, they how about a quick life hack, that gives you almost the same result in a fraction of the time? Buff your lips and cover with foundation. Line with a clear liner and apply your favourite like these. Blot. Then grab some white pearly pink eyeshadow on your index finger and rub across the middle of your bottom lip. It's that easy!


New Trends


If you are feeling adventurous, you could also try the new Ombre lip trend. Purchase cosmetics online to get this look. Start with a darker lipstick on the outer edged of the lip and a paler one on the inner edges. Make sure you blend and top with a clear lip gloss for the most effect.


To get even fuller lips, use a darker lip liner to draw vertical lines on the bottom lip before blending. Complete the rest of the steps as above and maybe you could even give Kylie Jenner a run for her money!



Missljbeauty x

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