Lips Hacks Every Women Should Know!
Lip Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know
Makeup hack #1: Exfoliate first: Anytime you’re planning on wearing a dark or pigmented color on your pout, you should start by sloughing away dead skin cells from your lip’s surface to create a smooth canvas. Use a lip scrub to help smooth things out and follow up by applying a moisturizing lip balm.
Makeup hack #2: Use an invisible lip liner: Prior to applying your lipstick, line your lips with an invisible wax liner. These invisible lip liners are designed to grab on to color to help it last longer and prevent feathering. Start by lining the outside of your lips with the liner to fill in any fine lines. Then, fill in the rest of your lips with a lip liner in a shade that matches the lipstick color you’ll be using.
Makeup hack #3: Pat and smudge your lipstick: This next hack is especially great if you’re looking for a way to try a standout lip shade without it being too extreme. The “pat-smudge” technique is an easy way to get a more natural look and just a hint of color. Using your ring finger, gently pat on your lip color and smudge it slightly. Doing this allows you to have more control over the amount of color you apply to your lips.
Makeup hack #4: Prime your lips with concealer: Did you know that you concealer and foundation can also double as great primers for your lipstick? Yep, it’s true! Just use a wet makeup blender to apply concealer or foundation onto your lips. Then, take a lip brush and apply the lip color of your choice on top. Swiping the lipstick on over the concealer can cause the color to look dull or muted, which is why you should use a lip brush to apply your color.
Makeup hack #5: Perfect your cupid’s bow: Using your lip liner, draw an X on your cupid’s bow, then trace out the rest of your lips and fill in. It’s an easy and quick way to give your pout instant definition.
Makeup hack #6: Use the finger technique: To help keep your lip color on your lips and off your teeth, use this classic makeup hack. Simply put your pointer finger in your mouth, make a fish pout with your lips around your finger, then pull your finger out. It will remove all the excess lip color from the inside of your lips and prevent it from transferring to your teeth.