Hair and Beauty: All you need to know about applying lipsticks
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Hair and Beauty: All you need to know about applying lipsticks

Ezinne Osuagwu

Lipsticks are the crowning glory of any make up look you create. Just a bright red lipstick can dress up your looks and plain lip gloss could tone it down, lipsticks are that important.Applying lipsticks is not so difficult but applying it properly and keeping it out of your teeth seems to the issue, thus here are some lipstick tricks and tips to ensure you have a good lipstick day.

Exfoliate before application: Lipstick will not apply as smoothly and evenly, nor will it last as long on dry or chapped lips. Prepare your lips for application by exfoliating with a sugar scrub or a toothbrush.

Lip Liners are your best friends: Lip liner can be a game-changer for a few reasons. The first is that it keeps lipstick from bleeding outside the lines of your lips. By applying it all over the lips, it can also help make your lipstick last longer by giving it something to stick to. Lastly, if you want to up your lip game, using a liner that is slightly (and I mean slightly) darker than your lipstick can give flattering dimension to the lips.

Know the different tones: Dark lipstick makes lips appear thinner while lighter lipsticks can make lips appear fuller. If you don’t want your lips to look thinner than they already are, shy away from the vampy hues. If you don’t want your lips to look fuller than they already are, pick darker nudes.

Want lippies that last longer? Then you need to set them: Extend the life of your lipstick application by setting your lips. Blotting helps press color into the lips, but if you really want your lipstick to stay put, hold a single ply of tissue over your lips, and dust a setting powder on top.

Don’t apply too much lip gloss: You don’t need to apply gloss all over your lips. Just add a dab to the center of the lips to enhance their natural shape and add a hint of shine. Gloss tends to slide off after an hour or so, and it can drag your lip color right down with it.

Protect your teeth: Lipstick on teeth is not cute. Prevent this from happening by putting a finger in your mouth, lightly closing your lips around it, and slowly pulling it out. Any lipstick on your finger is lipstick that could’ve ended up on your teeth.

Carry your lipstick along: You never know when you’ll need to touch up, and you almost inevitably will. Make sure you carry the lipstick you used with you when you leave.

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