Lips are a tender and sweat weapon of every woman. We can seduce, flirt, whisper and kiss with our lips. In fact, a great deal of the woman’s self-confidence relies on the way she uses them. Hence, the importance of how they look is huge, as they complement the whole look, starting from the face makeup finishing to the outfit you have chosen to wear. So, how can you make them perfect? Settle in and read on to find out the secrets of having attractive lips with the help of some makeup tricks.
Define the Lips
When doing the face makeup you leave the lips for last. They are the cherry on the top of the cake, so you must make them look delicious, right? You should start by defining them with a lip pencil. It doesn’t matter whether you have defined or undefined lip contour, you should pick a lip pencil with a colour that is shade or two darker than the lipstick you want to use and define them carefully.
Draw directly on the line from the inside of the lips. If you want to create a visual illusion that your lips are bigger than they really are, try drawing outside the lip line. However, be careful not to overdo it as it may not look attractive at all.
Pay extra attention to the cupid bow. It is believed that it can even show your personality. Define it precisely and then use a brush to blend the colour in the lips. Then, focus on the corners of the mouth. Never draw outside the lines of the corner as the colour will blend with the skin around the mouth and it will be harder to clear, making you spoil the makeup. If still, this happens, don’t use a cotton swab or a wet tissue. Instead, dab some of the foundation in the area of the lip corners.
Apply Lipstick, Lip Gloss or a Tinted Lip Balm
Now, choose your preferable lip product and read how you can use it.
If you have chosen a lipstick then apply one layer of the lipstick directly on the lips. Depending on the intensity of the colour you want, apply another layer if you are in the mood for a more intense sass. If you use a matte lipstick don’t apply two layers – one is enough. It is already textured and the formula quickly dries so applying it in two or more layers might give you the uneven texture of the lips.
If you have chosen a hydrating lipstick, then apply it once and then once more. It will leave a creamy feeling on your lips. You can press your lips against a paper tissue to remove the extra amount of lipstick since you don’t want to leave lip prints on the glass that you will be drinking from. You will certainly agree that doesn’t look lady-like, right?
If you are in for some shimmering delights, then a glossy lipstick will be an ideal solution. Focus on the middle parts of the lips – the cupid bow and under it on the bottom lip – as focusing there will make your lips look bigger in a natural way.
You can apply lip gloss alone or above the lipstick to achieve a glossy look of your lips. Of course, if you decided to use matte lipstick there is no need of lip gloss as it will contradict the effect you want to achieve. On the other hand, you can add some dewy effect of the hydrating and shimmering lipstick with a layer of the best clear lip gloss you have.
Or, if you want the neutral shiny look, then use only lip gloss. In this case, the lip pencil’s colour should be neutral – like the natural colour of the lips and it will only help you define the lip contour. Then, consider using the best clear lip gloss that will not only make your lips shiny but also bigger. These lip glosses are called lip plumpers and have a special formula with ingredients that increase the flow of the blood in the lip area – making them naturally plumped.
Tinted Lip Balm
If you want to lay low and casual, then use a tinted lip balm that will moisturise your lips, make them smooth and always ready to kiss. Let it be tinted in the shade of your favourite colour or the colour that best complements your skin undertone. In this way, your lips will always be taken care of regardless of where you are at the moment – at work, taking a stroll at the nearest park or sipping coffee with your friends. And the best is, you can reapply it as many times as you want.
Keep the Makeup under Control
Always bring the lip pencil, lipstick or lip gloss in the bag with you. It will also be useful to have a small fancy mirror so you can reapply your lip makeup at any moment. Because, don’t forget, the lips always have a story to tell.
Some Final Words
Quality makeup is always worth investing it. Just compare it with the things you eat; don’t you pay attention that your diet is balanced, healthy and has all the nutrients and vitamins you need so that you can be healthy on the inside? It is the same with makeup. Quality makeup beautifies your skin, nourishes it and provides it with health benefits that will last. Natural, vegan, cruelty-free makeup not only makes you a better person but also makes the world a better place for living.
That is why you should always make sure that your lipstick or any other makeup products lack the dangerous chemicals in their formulas and instead, have lots of natural ingredients and nutrients that will not only hide the imperfections and create an instant beauty effect but will also take care of the skin and prevent premature aging.