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How to Apply Lipstick Correctly: 6 Tips

Lipstick is one of the best ways to enhance your makeup, but it’s also tricky to apply. Sometimes, your lipstick seems to fade or the color bleeds out. Or maybe your lips look chapped when applying a matte-finish lipstick. Let 5-Minute Crafts be your guide and help you figure out the right way to apply your lipstick.

1. Always exfoliate your lips before applying lipstick.

Things you’ll need:

  • Lip balm
  • An old toothbrush
  • Tissue paper
  • Your favorite lipstick

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Apply a good amount of lip balm to your lips.
  2. Then exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush by brushing it in a circular motion on your lips for 1-2 minutes.
  • This removes the dead skin from your lips and leaves them softer.
  1. Gently wipe away the lip balm on your lips with a tissue.
  2. Apply your favorite lipstick for a flawless look.

2. If you have pigmented lips, dab concealer on your lips before applying lipstick.

Things you’ll need:

  • Concealer or foundation
  • Powder brush (optional)
  • Your favorite nude lipstick

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Dab concealer or foundation on your lips.
  2. Blend with a powder brush or with your fingers.
  3. Apply your favorite nude lipstick.
  4. Your flawless nude lipstick look is ready.
  • Always remember to exfoliate your lips with a lip balm before applying any lip makeup.

3. Apply lip liner before applying any lipstick to get the perfect shape.

Things you’ll need:

  • Lipliner that matches with your lipstick

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Smile a bit and apply an X on the Cupid bow on your top lip. Ensure that your lip liner is sharp, for a smoother application.
  2. Make 2 straight lines down, connecting the X on the top lip to make an infinity sign. Follow these 2 straight lines to mark points on the bottom lip.
  3. Now connect the dots on the bottom lip.
  4. Now make midpoints between the areas that aren’t lined yet.
  1. Connect all the dots on the lip line, both on top and bottom. Make small lines instead of going for a straight long line.
  2. Connect the dots on the cupid’s bow.
  3. Then apply lipstick within the lines.
  4. Your bold lip is ready.
  • Always exfoliate your lips before putting on a lip liner.

4. Hide your little lipstick mistakes with concealer.

Things you’ll need:

  • Flat definer brush
  • Concealer

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Apply some concealer on your flat definer brush and underline and cover over the areas where you made the mistakes.
  • You can also apply the concealer all over your lip line to make your lips look defined and sharp.
  • Don’t forget to blend out the concealer with your skin to make it look even.
  1. Your bold lip look is ready.
  • Always exfoliate your lips and apply lip liner before putting on any lipstick.

5. Using translucent powder over your lipstick makes it last for longer.

Things you’ll need:

  • Translucent powder
  • Big fluffy brush
  • Tissue paper

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Apply lipstick and put tissue paper over your lips.
  2. Pat some translucent powder onto your lips.
  • Make sure to breathe out while patting the powder, you may not want to inhale it.
  1. And your lipstick will last for longer.
  • Always exfoliate your lips and apply lip liner before putting on any lipstick.

6. 3 ways to apply a gradient lip color:

Lip pencil method

Things you’ll need:

  • Lip pencil

Here’s how to do it:

  1. After you have applied your lipstick, take a lip pencil in a lighter shade and apply it to the center of your top lip.
  2. Then apply it to the center of your bottom lip.
  3. Press the lips together, and your gradient lip is ready.
  • Always exfoliate your lips and apply lip liner before putting on any lipstick.

Eyeshadow method

Things you’ll need:

  • Eyeshadow in a darker shade

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Choose an eyeshadow that is darker than your lipstick shade.
  2. Apply it to the edges of your lips.
  3. Your gradient lip is ready.
  • Always exfoliate your lips and apply lip liner before putting on any lipstick.

Nude lipstick method

Things you’ll need:

  • Nude lipstick
  • Lip brush
  • A darker shade of lipstick
  • Concealer (optional)
  • Liquid lipstick (optional)

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Apply a layer of nude lipstick on your lips.
  2. Smudge or soften your lip edges with the help of a brush.
  3. Apply a darker lip shade on the inner lips. Press your lips together to spread the color evenly.
  4. Your gradient lip is ready.
  • You don’t need to put on a lip liner for this method.
  • If you want to mix only one shade of lipstick with your natural lip color to create a gradient, then dab some concealer on your lips before applying the lipstick on the inner lips. You can also apply liquid lip liner, instead of a matte lipstick.

The tips listed above can be applied to lip makeup in general. But there are as many types of lip shapes as there are ways of applying lipstick. Just follow the dotted line on how to make your lips look fuller on the basis of your lip shape:

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