No, wearing lip liner before applying lipstick isn’t mandatory, but it will help your lipstick look more beautiful and make it last longer. But doing it wrong will make your lips look horrible. Thus, the most important thing is to learn how to use your lip liner the correct way. So, are you ready to get perfectly stained lips with no vague edges? Here is your game-plan ready. Just continue reading.
- Start off with lip balm
Applying lip balm should be an integral part of your daily lip care routine. Sweep the balm along your lips to smoothen and hydrate them before you apply your lipstick. Try Kiss My Face Organic Lip Balm and bid adieu to dry and chapped lips forever!
- Keep the liner blunt
Don’t sharp your liner pencil to that extremely thin point if you want to prevent your line from looking unnatural. Keeping the lip liner point a bit blunt will help you draw lining that can blend seamlessly with the lipstick.
- Hold your liner right
Makeup professionals recommend holding liner pencil at 45° angle. Don’t give excessive pressure else it will give you jagged lines. Keep the pressure minimum while wearing lip liner. Repeat short strokes with a light hand for 2-3 times.
- Prepare a base
No, lip liner isn’t just to line up your lips. Instead, use it to form a base for your lipstick. Spread the liner gently on lips to create an ultra-thin layer of color. There are a few gains of this approach. Your lipstick will last longer. And your application won’t look patchy.
- Create an ‘X’
Draw an ‘X’ right at the Cupid’s bow using your lip liner. And stretch the upper X lines towards the corners of your lips. Now create a tiny arc in the center of your bottom lip. Now draw lines from both ends of the arc such that it ends at the corner of your lip. This technique will help you highlight your Cupid’s bow in a prominent manner. And it’s a trick to that perfect sexy-looking pout!
- The nude liner works best!
You may think – there is no point of applying lip liner if it has no visible color, but many of your favorite celebs are already rocking nude liners like a boss. A nude liner will not be visible of course, but it will help you avoid color bleeding and blur edges. What’s more, when your lip color is worn away, your lips won’t be left with a line around the edges. Try L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner, Nudes for Life or Maybelline New York ColorSensational Lip Liner, Nude!
- Cross the line for fuller-looking lips
If you want your lips to look fuller, draw a line slightly outside its natural edges. The liner color should be matching the natural color of your skin.You are ready to wear your lipstick now!