Liquid lipsticks are here to stay! They are the most hyped about lip product in the market currently, that brands are coming out with their own rendition of formulas and shades to cater to the needs of everyone. Not all liquid lipsticks are buttery, mousy smooth. Some are drying on the lips and can settle into fine lines. Another thing to consider about liquid lipsticks is that they are pretty tricky to apply, but if you practice enough, you’ll mastered the technique of applying it in no time. On this week’s tip Tuesday, I share my technique for applying liquid lipsticks. I have watch tons of Youtube videos and read a lot of beauty blogs on the right way to apply liquid lipsticks. In my opinion, there’s no right or wrong way. It all depends on how you do it, and do what you think is right for you. I’ll be wearing Gerard Cosmetics Hydra- Matte liquid lipstick in Serenity in my pictorial to demonstrate in today’s post. Let’s get on to it, shall we? =)
First of all, my number one tip for you before you apply liquid lipsticks, or any lip products in general is to always start off with flaked free, and moisturized lips. If you have super dry lips, exfoliate your lips the night before and put Vaseline to moisturize those puckers. I posted an easy lip scrub recipe on my blog before (you can check it here). Another lip product that’s good for chapped lips is the Eucerin Aquaphor Lip Repair if you’re not a fan of using Vaseline on your lips. I’ll let the balm sit on my lips for a few minutes until I feel like the product is absorb into the skin.
Now that my lips are moisturized, I blot the excess lip balm off my lips and start outlining it with a lip liner by Jordana in Tawny. I prefer to use a lip liner, simply because I feel that the liquid lipstick that we put on top of it will have a longer wear, and it acts like a base for the liquid lipstick. A lot of liquid lipsticks are meant to be long wearing, so if you’re not into lip liners, you can totally skip this step and try applying your liquid lipstick with a lip brush instead for a precise application.
After I’m done lining my lips, it’s time to apply the liquid lipstick. Most, if not all liquid lipsticks has a doe foot applicator, which makes for an easy application. The reason why liquid lipstick can get really messy, is because there are so much product on the wand that it could get everywhere when you apply it. Brush off some product off the wand, and start by applying it to the middle of lips and slowly work your way out to the corners on the lips. This is where it starts to get tricky. What I do is fill the corners in with lip liner and make small strokes until it meets with with the liquid lipstick. That way your’re avoiding making a big mess around the corners of the mouth.
Using the tip of the applicator, make small strokes around the corners of your mouth to complete the application. If there are some mistakes, or you feel like you need to do some cleaning up, use a small brush and a concealer and trace the outline of your lips.
And there you go! That’s my tip to you on applying liquid lipstick. Share with me on the comment section below on how you apply your liquid lipstick. I’d love to know what are some of your tips you’re using. I hope you like today’s post, and as always, thanks for reading loves!XOXO ❤
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