Lipstick has been used in makeup for centuries and is one of the most popular cosmetics today. Over the years, lipstick has sparked many debates and caused a little controversy, with some saying it's too much and others saying it has come a long way since the past and is acceptable. There are many different shades, finishes, and textures, and they all have something new and different to offer, so there is no right or wrong way to wear it- your preferred shade will ultimately be up to you. If you're not sure where to get started when shopping for your next tube of lipstick (choosing the actual shade being half the battle!) or need some tricks when it comes to application, we've compiled a list of helpful tips & tricks from top makeup artists below which will surely help you find your perfect match!
1. When In Doubt, Start In The Center Of Your Mouth
The best way to make sure your lipstick is applied evenly is to start in the middle of your lips and work outward toward the corners. This ensures that the color is even on both sides of your mouth, and at the top and bottom lip line. The best way to make sure your lipstick is applied evenly is to start in the middle of your mouth and work outward toward the corners. This ensures that the color is even on both sides of your mouth, and at the top and bottom lip line.
2. Use A Lip Liner For An Even Application
Lip liners are used for many different reasons — but one of them is to help create an even application of lipstick. Using a lip liner before applying lipstick will give you extra precision when applying your favorite shade, helping prevent any mishaps when putting on your makeup. This trick works especially well if you have uneven lips or have trouble applying lipstick without getting it outside your natural lip line!
3. Use What Works Best For You
There are many different types of lipsticks available on the market today — matte, glossy, sheer, and much more. When it comes to picking the right lipstick for you and your skin type, there’s no one size fits all approach. Find a formula that works best for you by trying out different types of lipsticks or even brands until you find one that feels comfortable on your lips.
4. Apply Lipstick in Several Steps
When applying lipstick, it's important to do so in several steps. Start by applying a small amount of lipstick in the center of your lower lip and blend outwards toward the edges of your mouth with a brush or cotton swab. This will help prevent bleeding into the corners of your mouth and keep the color even throughout your lips. Then add more color around the outside edges of your lips for a fuller effect. Finally, blend again from the center outwards to create an even gradient from light to dark shades within each lip shape.
5. Use Lip Liner as a Guide When Applying Lipstick
Lip liners have many benefits when it comes to applying lipstick because they give you something to follow when filling in your lips with color, which prevents going outside the lines (literally!). They also help prevent bleeding into other areas of lips due to their non-greasy, matte finish. You can also use lip liners to draw on a shape for your lips, which will help you apply lipstick more precisely and prevent it from bleeding around the edges of your mouth. Just choose a liner that’s slightly darker than the shade of lipstick you plan to wear, so it doesn’t show through.
In the end, the best advice is to experiment! There is no better way to find what works for you than by exploring and trying out different ways of applying lipstick. Whether you want a bolder look, or something more subtle, it's worth taking the time to try different techniques. The results can be well worth it! Happy experimenting!