Lip colours are an easy way to upgrade your look from drab to made-an-effort look. Makeup fanatics claim that lip colours, lipsticks to lip glosses, take-up most of their makeup space. Lipsticks are one of the easiest makeup items to apply and most of us just dab it on without ever paying attention to the application method.While that works it’s a good idea to know a few tips and tricks, and the following lineup of videos and articles are just what you need for that extra finesse.
There are four broad categories of lip colour finishes- balms, stains, mattes and gloss. Tinted balm is a way to dabble in colour while conditioning you lips and an easy go-to for daily use. Stains are longer lasting formulas suited for girls who want to be smear free throughout the day. Matte lipsticks are easier to dabble with for experimenting and are trending right now, they are a bit drying though. Gloss finishes are easily achievable with clear or tinted lip glosses and are perfect for an added oomph.
An in-depth study of lip colouring could be a long list with various makeup looks (from Kylie Jenner inspired fuller lips to natural no-makeup looks)but I have created a list of the basics you need to know. I do beauty roundups on various looks (ex: New Years Eve Looks) which you can refer to further.
1. LIP CARE
The first step for perfect lip colouring is to get soft smooth lips. In the video Cassandra discusses homemade scrubs (you could even use the Honey Lemon Scrub ) and their properties. You could replace chilli-pepper from Cassandra’s scrub for cinnamon powder. Though a slightly long video but totally worth a watch.
2. SHAPING WITH A LIP LINER
Renowned makeup artist Lisa Eldridge shows us how to use lip liners to even out the lip shape. She demonstrates the shaping with a natural shade lip liner and a red lip liner. For additional tips you could also watch this video. Lisa mainly discusses tips to get a fuller lip but if you have too full lips watch this video for tips to minimize their appearence.