Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lip Makeup Tips

By Puja Lalwani






















Lip makeup can look exactly the way you want it to look. It can make you look younger, or older, or make your lips appear thinner or fuller. It all depends on the kind of look you are trying to achieve. That is why we have here, different lip makeup tips that will give you a chance to flaunt your lips, and make them kissable and desirable.

How to Apply Lip Makeup

The first step involved in creating the look of those luscious lips is to take care of your lips. That means, you have to bid goodbye to dry, flaky lips. Ensure your lips are soft and protected by applying any suitable lip balm, at regular intervals. Lip balm not only protects the lips from changes in the environment, mainly harsh sunlight or dry weather, but also retains the little moisture present in them and prevents them from becoming dry. Once you have attained the desired soft texture, go ahead and try out these miraculous lip makeup tips, which will give you those beautiful lips you've always coveted, and can have now.
  1. Save Them before you Paint Them: Lip balm is not only good for dry, cracked lips, it also makes a great base for lip makeup, and protects them from the harshness of various cosmetics. Apply a good, protective layer of the best lip balm before you begin.
  2. Get in Shape: Use a lip liner to outline your lips. Choose a shade that is close to the lipstick you are going to use. After applying lip liner, use a lip brush to gently blend in the lip liner, but still maintain the line. Not only does a lip liner define the shape of the lips, it also prevents the lip color from spreading into tiny lines around the mouth. For instance, if you want to give your upper lip a sharp 'V' dip, a lip liner is the ideal way to achieve it. If your lips droop at the corners, you may use a lip liner to give them a slightly lifted appearance. Read more on lip liner tips.
  3. Color Me Red (or Pink, or any shade you like): To be able to make the lipstick last longer, it is important that you apply it twice. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone. Some of you may want to jazz it up by using red lip makeup. However, remember that it is neither suitable for teenagers, nor for very old women. It suits women only of a particular age group. Moreover, if your lip color is slightly on the darker side, using a mild foundation on the lips will make the lipstick appear as it is on your lips, and allow for longer wear of the lipstick. After the first application of the lipstick, press a tissue between the lips and blot the color, followed by a second application. This will make the lip color last longer.
  4. Gloss it Up: Dab a bit of gloss on your lips to give them a fuller look. Women who are already blessed with full lips should avoid using gloss as it further enhances the fullness of the lips. In some cases, you may use gloss without the lipstick. This is especially helpful when you are trying to achieve a nude look for the lips.
Always use a lip makeup remover to remove all the makeup as prolonged application may affect the color and texture of the lips.

How to do Lip Makeup for Different Lip Thicknesses

The procedure to apply lip makeup for lips of different shapes and sizes is the same as above, only the intensity of application of each product will vary.

Lip Makeup Tips for Thin Lips
For thin lips, when using the lip liner, apply it just outside the edge of the lips. Don't go overboard as this will distort the shape of your lips. Choose a color that is similar to the lipstick you are applying. Fill in the lip color, and use gloss at the center of your lower lip, to give them a fuller look.

Lip Makeup Tips for Full Lips
For thick lips, you may do without the use of the lip liner. However, if you still want to use it, apply it just around the inner edge of the lips. Blend the liner well with a lipstick of your choice. Try to avoid darker shades as these will make the lips stand out further. Avoid the use of lip gloss.

Some women might even want to opt for permanent lip makeup. However, it is an expensive procedure, and not feasible for many. Moreover, with these lip makeup tips, and being the natural beauty you are, do you really think you need a 'more' permanent solution to your problem?

Article Source: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/lip-makeup-tips.html

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