All of us may use makeup products and try them time and again in our daily routine. However few people are aware of how to use them most appropriately. Lip liner is one such product that cannot be used perfectly by most people. Lip liners are useful for defining and structuring your lips, or when you want to provide your lips with better fullness.
The lip liners the makeup trends associated with come and go and undergo changes from time to time. When you want to achieve the ideal and best lip shape that follows the trend, lip liners can provide you with adequate control. Below are tips provided by a leading makeup expert for using a lip liner in the best ways. We also bring to you certain fun tricks for the use of lip liner that can provide for a more fun-filled application process.
Prepare Your Lips
The chapped and flaky lips and skin may be a cause of pain and deteriorate the beauty aspects as well. You must keep your lips hydrated, moist, and smooth. Caring for your lips is an easy process. You can first exfoliate the lips so that all the dry and dead skin cells are removed. After the exfoliation, you can apply a hydrating and moisturizing lip balm (for instance Lip Balm 30 by Sun Bum). You can also use a gentler lip exfoliant, like the one listed here.
It is rather easy to hydrate and moisturize your lips through the lip masks applied at night. All you need to do is to apply the lip mask before going to bed, and you will find soft and moisturized lips in the morning that will be in the same state for the whole day. One of the good lip masks available is the one from Milk Makeup. It can provide instant results and adequate hydration to the lips. It is not compulsory to use a lip mask only at night. You can use them at any time of the day. However, if you have put on some extra amount, you can use your finger or tissue for blotting and wiping away the excess application.
Apart from hydrating your lips, you also require a lip brush, lip liner, lipstick concealer, and lip gloss, when you want to learn how to use the lip liner in the best ways.
Access the Shape of Your Lips
No two individuals will have the same lip shape. Therefore, you need to understand the shape of your lips better to apply and use the lip liner in the best way. You can look at your lips in the mirror and see what you like in them and what you would like to change. Some people may have a more full lip at the bottom and would want to enhance their top lip for a more perfect shape. Others would crave a better fullness all around. Assessing and examining the lips up and close will help you know what changes you would want to make and the tweaks that would make your lips look better. For instance, I would like to add more fullness to the top lips as well as to the bottom lip. I would use a pencil for lining them so that they appear full.
Trace the Lip Shape
Examining the lip will help you know and find out what formula you need for applying the lip liner. The lip liner can be used to trace the subtitle areas of improvement around the lips. These are the areas on which you should be focusing upon. For instance, if you want a fuller top lip, you should be using your pencil lightly while tracing it around the top lip. Realistic looks can be ensured by exaggerating for fullness marginally and slightly.
No matter what color lipstick you use and apply, the nude lipliner will be effective in all cases. It can be used for enhancing the shape of the lips in all circumstances. However, if you do not want to use nude lip liner, you can choose one that can match the color of the lipstick closely. Ensure that there are no obvious marks and lines. The shade-2 lip definer from Victoria Beckham is one of the quality products that can help you have the right shape.
Create a Shallow First
You need to create a small shallow using your lip liner/pencil at the center of your bottom lip first, for lining the lips and making them appear better and fuller. The makeup will give an illusion that the bottom lip of the individual is more full than it is. The trick is often used by the models for enhancing their lip shape during photoshoots. You can also bring in the effect of a shadow by slightly enhancing the color. The effect will also enhance the fullness of the lips.
Tim Quinn (a celebrity makeup artist) provides another trip. She recommends outlining the lips slightly by using a less-toned lip pencil. Subsequently, you need to fill in the inside lip corners with a pencil having an even more deep color. The process needs to be done before applying lipstick. It can add a better shape and contour to the lips.
Apply Your Lipstick
The shape of the lips should be neatly balanced. Therefore, you may be required to tweak the edges and the shape, and balance everything. Once you know how you want the lips to look, you can apply the lipstick. Ensure that the lipstick complements the lip liner or the lip pencil for the color. For my make-up, I have chosen the lipstick from Victoria Beckham. However, there are no restrictions and you can choose lipstick of any color you want.
Clean the Lip Edges
At the start, it may be common that people may overdraw the lines. In such cases, you may have to clean up the lip edges so that they look perfect and better. You can use your fingers for smoothening the lips, and for a cohesive look. You can also apply a concealer around your look lips. A brush can be used later for blending and highlighting. You can also use a thin cotton swab for removing the excess liner application. It will result in a pristine and attractive shape and fullness.