Lip liner

       January 1, 0000    1437


Lipstick gives the final touch to any makeup application. Lining the lips creates delicate definition and perfects the shape of the lips. Lip liner is not essential but if used it should be applied first. It should either be unbiased in colour or match the shade of the lipstick and not darker than lipstick. Lip liner is used to define the look of the lips and normally, start lining them on the natural lip line starting from the center of the upper lip to the outer edge. For sharpening the lip pencil just chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes first. To make the lipstick stay longer, use foundation on the lips first then apply lipstick, blot the extra colour with a tissue, reapply the lipstick and then dust the lips with powder. As foundation and powder make lips drier, use lipstick with a creamy formula to counter the effect.
Steps for application
Think about the lipstick colour and finish. Chose the colours that match the natural shade of the lips, opting for darker tones that complement overall colouring. Matte lipsticks offer a soft finish balancing to workday makeup, while satin and gloss finishes offer charming evening looks. Apply all other makeup before putting on lipstick and lip liner. Begin by dabbing on a very small amount of lip balm or petroleum jelly to give the lips a little moisture. Now draw a thin line along the edge of the lips with a lip liner whose colour is one shade darker than the lipstick. Start at the center of the upper lip and work outward. Hold close the outer edges to open up thin lips and line well within the edges to downplay excessively full lips. Apply lipstick from the tube or by using small lipstick brush. Coat the lips evenly. Pay special attention to staying within the lipís edges. Blot to remove any excess colour and to even out the texture.
For longer lasting lip colour, shade both lips with lip liner after defining them. As lipstick fades throughout the day, the liner offers a hint of colour before reapplying. Balance heavy eye makeup with a soft lip colour. Wear a rich and boldly coloured lipstick to complement soft eye makeup. Give the fantasy of a thicker top lip by lining its outermost edges and foregoing liner on the bottom lip. Chill lip liner for easier sharpening.

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