One of the ways that you can change your appearance and improve your look is to change your mouth shape make up. A well made up woman presents an appearance to the world that says she is confident in herself and is well put together.
There are several different ways to change the shape of your mouth and therefore your appearance. There are tricks to keeping your lipstick on longer and tips to help you apply your lipstick like a professional.
Before putting on the lipstick you want to consider lip liner. This is an optional step but if you do use it put it on first. Don’t use liner that is darker than your lipstick because when the lipstick fades the liner is left. Imagine what that dark liner looks like on your lips without lipstick.
TIP: If you want a process to keep the lipstick in place and the liner from feathering, apply a gel blush on the lips as a base.
Placing the lip liner on you should start at the center of your upper lip and draw the line out to the corner following your natural lip line. Fill in the color over your lips if you want extra holding power for your lipstick. You can also use a base of foundation to hold lipstick on longer.
If your upper lip is narrow and you want it to look fuller then use the liner on the top lip only using it on the outer most edge of the lip and don’t place the liner on the lower lip.
TIP: Chill your lip pencil in the fridge for a few minutes to make sharpening the pencil easier.
When you are placing your lipstick start at the center of the bottom or the top and send the color out to the corners. If you have lipstick that can be blotted you should blot, reapply and blot again to hold the lipstick longer. If you need precision use a lip brush to get the most accurate placement.
Do you want to make your lips plumper and pinker? Smudge the lip line with the liner so the lips look fuller. For more drama use a lipstick with a hint of frost. For evening wear remember to use a shade of lipstick that is one or two shades deeper than the shade you use for your daytime color.
If you have a sore on your mouth forgo the use of lipstick and use a lip balm designed to help heal sores. The lipstick won’t help it heal and it only makes the sore more noticeable.
If you’d like your lipstick to have a creamy effect then use a lip balm before applying the lipstick. For a matte finish blot the lipstick gently after application. If you want a sheer effect then apply lip balm, and dot a small amount of neutral color across the lips and smooth it out. For a glossy effect apply the lipstick and then finish with a clear gloss coat. The more coats you apply the more shine.
If you are after smooth lips you can take a clean damp cloth and gently rub your lips for 60 seconds before applying the lipstick.
Don’t forget your lips when you are applying daily sunscreen. You can use lip balm or condition to keep your lips hydrated and protected from the suns rays.