Techniques for applying lipstick

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According to professional makeup artists, the best way to create the sensual lips effect is to apply the lipstick directly out of the stick. Using your fingers or a brush will dilute the color which defeats the purpose.

Here are some more advices on making your lips beautiful:

Begin applying the lipstick at the middle of the lip and draw it outward. Use patting motions instead of strokes for a fuller coverage. Do not apply any lipstick to the corners of the mouth, because it is very easy to smear and you will look like a clown. You can fill in the corners of the lips with a lip liner in the same color.

In order to be precise when applying the lipstick do not contract or twist your lips too much. If you are frowning you will not be able to achieve an even spread.

After applying the first coat of lipstick, press a tissue to your lips and then brush them with a powder brush in order to remove the excess lipstick and create a long-lasting base for the color. Now you can apply a second coat, but do not rub your lips together after that, or else the color will smudge.

Red lipstick requires more care, precision and corrections than the more neutral tones, but the sexy, provocative effect it creates is totally worth the extra effort.

Not everything is that easy.

How do you correct the unnerving little mistakes you make while applying red lipstick? Here is how:

When there is color on your teeth, first remove it with your fingertips, tissue or a small makeup pad and then apply a tiny amount of Vaseline over them for better protection.

When the color looks as though it is leaking outside the contour of your lips, dab a little makeup remover lotion on a cotton ball or pad and carefully rub the lipstick outside of your lips until you completely erase it.

If you have left a colorful imprint on the collar of your man’s shirt, spray the stain with hairspray and leave it for 10 minutes. After that, wipe and rinse. If this does not work take the shirt to the dry cleaners immediately.


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