Did you say "Hian!"? (˘̯˘) (˘̯˘)
As in "Hian!, who doesn't know how to apply lipstick?" Hmnnnn, it will shock you that a lot of people don't really know how to. Haven't you seen ladies wearing lipstick with a glaringly different lip-liner........say black liner and red lipstick? Ok, i exaggerate , but i do remember when ladies used those colors on their lips many many years ago. Besides, we learn everyday, so you just might learn something new from this pictorial, which you didn't know previously.
I love lipsticks.....the creamier, the berrer! That's why i avoid matte lipsticks like a plague, infact, i'm one of those ladies who do not like MAC Ruby Woo lipstick (Shoot me now *sticks out tongue*). I also don't like lipsticks that have any shimmery undertone at all. They look good on people sha, but i just don't like them on my lips...*shrugs*
In this pictorial, i used 4 different lipsticks....3 by Jordana, 1 by Flormar, so brace yourselves because ye shall behold a lot of pictures.
Now, before starting on your lips, make sure that they are soft and supple. You can achieve this by scrubbing them and then using a little lip moisturizer on them. Remember when i did a post on lip care? No? Ok see it here. I've also done a post on lip liners and lipsticks and all you need to know about them.
|My products...... All ready|
|My clean, slightly moisturized lips|
|My lips with concealer applied|
Next, i lined my lips with a lipliner. I used 'Fussy Fusha' by Zaron here. See how i lined just inside the natural outline of my lips? Lining on top of the outline would give an illusion of fuller lips, and no, i didn't want them fuller than they already are....thank you very mulsh.
When lining, remember to smile a little so as to stretch out the lips to make for easier and neater application. Not doing so will make the pencil drag on the lips.
Then, using a lip brush, i blended out the outline i created with the lipliner.
|Lip liner blended out|
Then i did something different which i normally do if i want my lipstick to last longer on my lips.....i used a blotting paper to carefully blot out the lipstick on my lips (You can also use a small square of tissue paper if you don't have blotting paper). I did this by placing the paper between my lips and pressing them down on the paper. Some people use translucent powder on their blotting paper or tissue while doing this. Me i don't sha.
Then after doing the blotting, i applied another layer of the same lipstick on my lips and finally topped off the lip liner.
|Finished lips....after the blotting and re-applying|
|All blended out|
|All done. I really like this color....used it for the first time today.|
I used my 'Plush Plum' Lip liner again, and the lipstick is 'Rosette'......both by Jordana cosmetics.
I also topped it off with a little lip gloss for some extra shine. Remember, if you must use gloss, use with caution, as too much of it can make the lips look too full.
|There you have it!|
So dears, what do you think? Did you learn something different? I hope you did. Now, you know how to do your lips (those who didn't know *winks*).
Now, thou shouldest go in peace and have fun with lip colors!