When you have yet to find this, reach for your lip liner. The problem with lip liner is that, similar to liner for your eyes, it gets dull after continual use. There are cosmetic brands that have a wide selection of lip liner colors; MAC Cosmetics has a wonderful palette of distinct, colorful lip liners, my favorite being Auburn, which delivers a rich brownish red.
6 Reasons Why You Should Be Embracing Your Lip Liner
The list below should give you the gist. It Helps Prevent Smudging Think of it like a boundary line for your lipstick. A thin line around the perimeter of your lips is really all it takes. Lucky you, as it can be difficult to find a lipstick promotes this look. When you have yet to find this, reach for your lip liner. Simply line your lips and then fill in the space with the pencil. If you use a creamier formula like e. And That Look Barely Even Smudges Remember how we said that lip liner helps prevent lipstick from bleeding on your skin?
Fuller Lips Applying lip liner also makes your lips appear plumper and fuller by highlighting the feature. Start lining your lips and blend in your lip color. If you have any stray marks of color around your lips, take a Q-tip with makeup remover to wipe it off. Apply concealer or powder around to smooth our your complexion. Work at a degree angle.
And secondly, if it takes a heavy hand to get any color from your pencil it has dried out and you need a new one. Move your chin up and down to see all your angles better. When you think you're done, put your chin to your neck and look in the mirror. You will see the top lip line from a different perspective, almost 3D, and this will help you even out any edges.
For the bottom lip, lift your chin so you can see your neck and then check the bottom lip line in the mirror. It's a key trick I use on set. Use contrasting shades for a fuller pout. Then, blend it with a lighter shade liner like Chantecaille Lip Definer in Nuance.
Nude also creates a plump illusion. Try to draw the line softly right on the border of your lips. This will help add volume. Go clear for a long-lasting finish. Make Up For Ever has [clear liners]. Apply lipstick first, and then add liner.
And when your lipstick starts to fade away, it fades away with your liner. That way you're not left with a ring around your lips. For more intensity, start with your liner.
An epiphany about....lip liners?
Her three big pro tips for lip liner newbies: 1. Sharpen your pencil first. Otherwise, you won't get the even, precise line you're looking for. 2. Pick a color that matches your lipstick. A lip liner is a makeup tool that essentially helps to shape and define the natural contour of the lips. While applying lipsticks, the colour often tends to bleed and/or feather, the application of a lip liner helps to lock the colour in place. If all that lip liner seems a little daunting, start with a clear lip pencil, like Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Clear or Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone. Clear pencils do the same job as all the other shades.