Lipstick is one of the most important parts of your daily makeup routine. Even women who do not wear a lot of makeup often choose to add a bit of lipstick to brighten their faces. Lipstick highlights the mouth and draws a lot of visual attention, so it is important to understand how to best use lipstick to create beautiful lips.
Begin by choosing a lipstick shade that matches your skin tone and coloring. If your skin has yellow undertones, for example, choose a lipstick shade that has yellow undertones as well. The best lipstick shade looks natural against your skin, even if it is a vivid red or rich plum.
There are two steps to the lipstick application process: the fill-in and the line. Some women choose to fill their lips in before lining while others do the opposite. Either way, use the flat part of the lipstick to fill your lips with color and the edge of the lipstick to create a soft boundary line at the edges of your lips. Use your finger to smooth out the edges of the lipstick so it looks natural.
If your lips have deep crevices, stretch your mouth out into a grin, and then quickly fill in any crevice areas that did not get any lipstick. Lastly, blot your lips together to even everything out. If you are using a matte lipstick, blot onto a tissue; if you are using a shine lipstick, simply press your lips together to blot, and avoid touching anything that might rub your shine away.
Lipstick is an essential makeup tool because it brightens your lips and helps draw attention to your face. Wearing the right lipstick and knowing how to apply it correctly is crucial to the success of your look. Choose a lipstick that suites you, and use these tips to get beautiful lips during your next lipstick application.