– Lipstick is an essential part of any polished outfit.
– Some of the mistakes ladies make include; applying the wrong shade of lipstick, applying lipstick on chapped lips and over applying
Lipstick is an essential part of any polished outfit. It pulls your whole look together and makes everyone think you actually put in some effort while in reality, you probably just hopped out of bed and put on the first cloth you laid your hands on.
Lipstick application seems easy enough you just swipe and go right? Unfortunately, we’ve all seen it get a little more complicated than that lipstick on your teeth during a first date, anyone?
Read on for the lipstick mistakes you’re probably making during your makeup routine, and how to avoid them.
Applying lipstick on chapped lips
Nothing ruins a gorgeous makeup look quite like cracked lipstick. Avoiding chapped lips starts by drinking enough water.
If hydration doesn’t solve your chapped lip problem, you can try Vaseline or lip balm to smooth your lips before adding lipstick.
Using the wrong shade
Just like your foundation comes in different undertones, so does lipstick. Finding the right shade is essential to pulling your look together without washing you out.
Ladies with olive skin tones can wear just about any colour, while fairer skin tones should avoid anything too light or with too much of a yellow undertone. As for darker skin tones, avoid anything too light or pale on the lips deeper shades look more naturally flattering.
Over applying your lipstick often leads to embarrassing results, like leaving lipstick residue on your teeth or wine glass.
To avoid over-application is after you apply your lipstick put your finger in your mouth, close your mouth around your finger and slide your finger out. This should remove any lipstick that has gotten on the inner part of your lips that touches your teeth.
As for the lipstick-on-your-glass issue, matte shades and lip stains will help keep this from happening.
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