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You're Doing It Wrong: Applying Your Lipstick

June 18, 2013 by Jenn Rice
shefinds | beauty

Fact: Most people I know are not applying their lipstick the right way. Silly sounding right? I mean, it’s just lipstick. Wrong! Your lips are the focal point of your face, so if you have whacky liner all over your upper lip or bleeding lipstick, it’s going to stand out. And wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about your having lipstick all over your face or religiously applying it when you go out? To help all of you out there doing it wrong, or are afraid to try, I decided to dish out my 5 easy tips for applying lipstick the correct way. Trust me, it’s worth these extra couple steps:

Step 1: Preparation is key. Make sure you exfoliate before you even think about picking up a lip liner or lipstick. My favorite lip scrub is Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub ($22.50) because it buffs and moisturizes, leaving my lips smooth. Otherwise, you’ll end up with clumpy lipstick.

Step 2: Apply a light layer of foundation or concealer over your entire lips. This will help saturate the color of the lip pencil, and will fill in any lip lines. It’s basically like a primer for the lips.

Step 3: Line your entire top and bottom lip with a lip pencil that matches your lips, not your lipstick–unless you want to have a bright red liner outline after your lipstick wears off! The point of liner is define your lip line and to help keep  lipstick from bleeding. You can also use the liner to make lips fuller or thinner, based on where you start your outline.

Step 4: Apply your lipstick color of choice with a lip brush–it will give way more precise edges when applying, and you can slowly build up the coverage. Always make sure to start in the middle of your mouth and work your way towards the edges of your lips.

Step 5: Blot your lips. Blotting is essential to remove any excess lip color and to help it last longer. I hate tissues, because they sometimes leave fuzzies, so I use oil blotting papers instead (these Boscia ones are my fav!). Simply grab a sheet and put it in between your lips, and give it a kiss.

And here’s a fun little trick that I do all the time: before I blot my lips, I dot my index finger on the excess lip color and apply on the apples of my cheeks for  a nice glow. It’s like an instant cheek stain!

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