When I think about what is most crucial to my makeup, I will usually include my best lip liner in the list. Imagine my surprise then when I conducted an impromptu survey among a bunch of my friends and found out that they either had no idea what lip liner was or that even if they knew about it they did not think it important enough to their overall look to really bother with. In fact, many of them do not even own a lip liner! Read more »
Makeup is one way to enhance your looks. Applying makeup is not one big thing but a combination of many small things. Makeup for eyes, cheeks, and lips are the main three areas. I would like to talk about lips here, and how you can make them look beautiful. To make your lips glossy and shiny, you should buy a good lip color. But that is not all. Other than purchasing lip color for your lips, it is important that you buy lip liner to optimize the looks of you.
How does a Liner Help
Liners help you to trace the natural line of your lips. It defines the shape of your lips. Also, it ensures that the lipstick does not flow away from your lips and are away from the fine lines around the mouth. Traditionally, liners were used before the application of lipstick. However, recently they are applied after lipstick to allow easy blending. Both ways are good, but you must choose your own style.
Lip Liner Color
Liners must match the color of the lipstick to make the makeup look better and make you look beautiful. You sure do not want to have pink lipstick with brown liner! You can choose to have darker or lighter shades of the lip color for the liner. Again, they should not be dramatically light or dark. A smooth combination of the two, lipstick and liner, will give you the right effect and let me ensure you, there is no greater confidence than looking perfect. When you go out and receive a compliment on your makeup, you definitely gain more buoyancy.
Tips to Apply a Liner
A perfect liner is one that blends well with your lipstick. A dramatic contrast will not work even if you have applied the liner perfectly. Thus, first you must ensure that the color of the liner suits with your lipstick. Also, having a brush will help you in putting a nice thin layer rather than slathering the color on your lips. A brush is always more hygienic than your fingers, which I cannot say have touched what all in the day!
Once you have all the things in place, knowing how to apply it is very important. But before applying the liner, ensure that your lips are smooth and non-greasy. Liner must be applied just like lipstick. Lightly outline the lips starting from the center of the upper lips. Now extend towards the corner of the mouth. For the lower lip, use a steady hand and work from side to side. This will give you the perfect lip lines. Once you are done applying the liner, fill in the lips with the lip color. Blend it with the liner to make your lips fuller and more attractive.
Lip liner is not just about applying it perfectly, but also choosing the right color and using proper tools for the purpose. I have given you all the tips you need to make your lips look beautiful. Now go out there and show your perfect lips to the entire world!
Some women believe that wearing lip liners is not important. I cannot say how correct they are but personally I know applying liners has its own sets of advantages. Liners highlight one of your best features on the face. They make you lips look fuller and larger. To add to it, they prevent your lipstick from bleeding. Here let us discuss the best ways to apply lip lines and how liners must be chosen for day and night makeups.
How to Apply Lip Liners
The best way is to apply lip primer before applying lipstick and liner so that it stays for a long time. This will help to keep the liner and the lipstick in place. To line your lips, start from the center of the upper lips and work towards the side. For lower lips, use a steady hand to draw the lip lines. Then smudge the liner into the lips to smooth out any hard-line look.
The above tips can help you get the perfect lip lines. But then, is it just the application that matters? No. You must know what shades and type of liners to use to make you look beautiful. The most important difference would be to select perfect shades for day and night makeup separately.
Day Makeup Tips for Lips Lines
During day time, it is important that you do not put on a heavy makeup. Use light shades of lip color. And to compliment it, use a liner that is just a single shade dark. Also, do not use glossy and liquid lipstick and liners. Liquid liners or shimmery liners will smudge during the day time and also it looks very tacky to be used in the morning makeup.
In the day time, it is very easy to notice every small detail of your makeup. Thus, ensure that you put a perfect and very fine liner; otherwise it will be easy to make out the pout you have created or tried to hide.
Night Makeup Tips for Lip Lines
During the night, dark makeup looks beautiful and to enhance the looks of your lips, you can apply liquid or shimmery lip liners. You can even experiment with darker shades of the liner. However, ensure that the liner still compliments the lip color and does not look too striking. You can apply thick liner to make your lips look fuller and more intense.
One thing you must note is that, whether it is during day time or night, the entire face makeup must be appealing. Do not stress on both the eyes and the lips. If you wish to play dramatic on your eyes, then apply a smooth shade to your lips. On the contrary, if you want to make your lips stunning and striking, then a very sober makeup to the eyes will do.
Once you have these tips in mind, you can be perfectly ready for any occasion, whether in day or at night. Don’t worry and be happy! Your beautiful lips will make every heart flip!
Lips are a major feature on our face and whether you believe it or not, it is the most noticeable one. When you go out, the first thing a person notices are your lips. You sure don’t want them to look at your faded or smudged lip color and liner. Hence it is important that you apply a long-lasting and smooth lip makeup.
There are many kinds of long-lasting lipsticks available in the market. However, why spend extra money to gain something which you can easily gain otherwise. What I mean to say is; making the color on your lips stay can be achieved with any lipstick. You don’t have to buy a specific expensive product for it.
Tips to Make a Lip Color Stay Long
Here are a few basic tips to make your lip liner and color stay for a long time so that you don’t have to reapply them many times a day. Also, these tips will give your lips a fuller and smooth look.
- Apply a small amount of lip balm before you apply the color to your lips. It will keep your lips moist and the lips will not draw moisture from the lip color. This way, the color stays for a long time and the moisture will make the lips soft and smooth.
- Use the lip liner as a base to fill in your lips. Lip lining pencils do not wear off as easily as a lipstick. So when you use the liner along with the color, the color stays long. Apply the liner to your full lips and then cover it with the lipstick. This will make the lipstick stay longer. Even when the lipstick wears off, you will still have color on your lips.
- Another way is to use a good foundation base. Makeup artists use the facial foundation on lips to make the color stay. Thus, apply lipstick after you have applied your foundation. This helps absorb moisture and make lips smooth and soft.
- Use of powder is very important to seal in a beautiful long-lasting color to your lips. Once you are done applying color and liner, add a layer of facial powder over the lips. Your lip color will not fade through the day.
- Apply two coats of lipstick. Apply the first coat and use a tissue to blot your lips. Then apply the second coat and lip gloss on top. This will give more depth to the color and it will stay long. However, don’t apply too much of it either or you’ll end up with your lipstick on everything, food, glass or even faces!
- The most obvious and most difficult measure is to not rub the lips together. Do not rub your lips or bite them. This will definitely keep the color stay long.
Apart from the above measures, try not using your blush to color your lips. It’s simply not done! Try the above to make your lips look beautiful and enticing all day long.
I recently came across the Duwop reverse lip liner. Ok, I did not come across it, I went looking for it. The name piqued my curiosity. I had to know what it was. I mean, what does a ‘reverse’ lip liner do? So off I went to the mall and I headed straight for the Duwop counter. But before I tell you about Duwop’s lip liner, bear with me while I give you some background on my experience with lip liners.
I love lip liner. I would never put on my lipstick without liner on first. Lip liner just gives the lips a better shape and really defines the contours of the mouth. It also helps me to apply lipstick within the lines of my lips so that it looks neat and professional. And lastly, liner prevents the lipstick from bleeding or feathering. So all in all, lip liner is a really is a crucial part of my daily makeup routine and I cannot do without it. But that does not mean that I am altogether happy with it.
Since I am very particular about my lipstick matching my liner, I spend quite a bit of money buying lip liner in colors that match my collection of lipsticks. And another thing that gets my goat is that liner is not all that easy to apply. You have to have a really steady hand to get the perfect pout or to simply line the natural contours. If you are in a rush or you are new to makeup, the lip liner is what will tell.
Also, to get a really defined line around your lips, the pencil needs to be sharpened to a point. And a sharpened pencil to the lips, though not painful, is not the most comfortable feeling in the world.
Ok, I am done with my griping. I’ll now tell you how Duwop changed my lip lining experience.
Why the Duwop Reverse Lip Liner Makes a Difference
The thing I love most about the Duwop lip liner is that it is transparent. That means never having to worry about whether or not it matches my lipstick. And now I can wear liner with lip gloss too. The Duwop Reverse Lip Liner is one of the best I have ever used. There was not the slightest bit of feathering or bleeding.
Another thing I love about it is that it is not as hard as a regular lip liner pencil. I’m not saying it’s soft either. Just that it’s not so uncomfortable to put on.
This liner does not feel as heavy on the lips either. I barely felt like it was there. When I applied my lipstick, it went on smooth and me lips looked fuller.
I will usually check my lips about a dozen times a day to make sure that everything is in place. With Duwop’s new lip liner, I find that I really do not have to worry so much. Apart from a touchup or two with the lipstick, my lips look well-maintained all day.