Lip liner is a hidden step that no one can recognize that you’re wearing it, but it’s very important to keep your lips lively and vibrant all day.
WHEN SHOULD YOU USE LIP LINER?
Using a lip liner will help your lipstick lasts longer and looks better, even stay all nights without reapplication. Your lipstick then can against fading or spreading outside of your mouth when you’re sleeping. The consistency of lip liner will act like a tape to hold your lipstick color tightly.
Applying lip liner before your lipstick in daytime also helps prevent the color from bleeding thus increasing its staying power.
HOW TO CHOOSE A LIP LINER
Lip liner can fit with any kind of lipstick, either lip gloss or lipstick. But they have different shades for you to choose. The closest color to your lipstick will be the best choice for you.
HOW TO APPLY LIP LINER
The right application of lip liner can make a big difference. Your lips will be fuller, more defined and stunning. You should practice with your lip liner several times with neutral color initially. It won’t show your mistake clearly.
When you start drawing a lip liner, it tugs your skin and it might be too hard. Trying sharpening and warming the tip of the pencil by your thumb and index finger to soften it.
When you get used to your lip liner, the following instructions will be very easy and useful to apply.
STEP 1: Make sure your lips are clean and you’re not wearing lip balm before you apply.
STEP 2: Dab concealer all around your mouth and apply a finishing powder layer
STEP 3: Start applying the lip liner. Draw light and short lines in the Cupids bow (the center of your upper lip) in both left and right side. Then slip down follow the natural line and stop at the corner of your lip.
STEP 4: Put two dots in the two highest parts of the cupids bow
STEP 5: In the lower lip, draw a horizontal dash in the center of the lip, then line up to as close the edge as possible
STEP 6: Make 2-3 dots on the raised lines in each side of lower lip.
STEP 7: Use your finger or the pencil to slowly start connecting the dots of both upper and lower lip. Avoid apply so heavy at the edges and fading the lip liner.
STEP 8: If there’re some spaces, fill in by adding more color
STEP 9: Use your finger or the edge of a make up sponge to wipe away anything outside the natural lip line
STEP 10: Apply a lipstick that is close to the shade and color of your lip liner. You can use a lip brush to blend the lipstick.
You got the smooth and defined lip.
Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner ($17) has a twist-up tip so you always have a sharp end without the hassle of sharpening. And the collection includes five shades that cover the entire lip color spectrum
La Prairie Luxe Lip Liner Automatique ($50) is also retractable, and as an added bonus, it has a brush on the other side to blend and soften any sharp lines.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil:
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in Clear