Dec 3, 2008

Lipstick Tips

These tips are keep your makeup lasting longer.
Store lipstick -- and perfume -- in the refrigerator. It'll last longer.
Never use a tester on your lips -- it's unhygienic. Test lipstick on your fingertips instead of the back of your hand: the color and texture are closer to that of your lips.
If you want your lipstick to last, use pencil first as a base. Outline and color in your lips with pencil (nude, if your lipstick shade is light) and slick your lipstick on top.

Your lips will also look softer, "smudgier," and less defined if you don't use pencils or lip liners.

To avoid lipstick on your teeth, after application, run your index finger through the middle of your lips and pull it back out. The excess will come off on your finger, not your teeth.

In a pinch, your lipstick can double as blush. (But never use blush on your lips.)

Outline your lips in pencil before you apply lipstick or gloss if you don't want your lipstick to feather.

Women over 50 usually look better with a cream lipstick rather than a matte or gloss. Every bit of moisture helps.

If your lipstick shade turns out to be brighter than you thought it would be, color in your lips with a pencil a few shades darker than your lipstick (for instance, brown pencil under dark red lipstick) and layer the lipstick on top. Or coat the lipstick with a darker lip gloss, which will turn down the heat.

NEW! In these modern times women and makeup artist are using lip liners less often.
Instead applying lipstick with a lip brush. With non-feathering and long lasting lipsticks now out in the market you don't have to have a liner.

To give the illusion of fuller lips apply a light liner by filling in lips. Apply a darker liner around the outside. Next, Apply in the center of lower lip only and don't use a black or super dark color. Finally apply a clear gloss to the center of your lips.

To make lipstick last longer:
Apply a lip moisturizer like that girls lip balm. Then, outline and fill in the entire lips. Next, Apply lipstick all over lips. Finish it off with lip liner by filling in lips over top of lipstick. *Note lipstick should dry a little first.

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