Applying a lip liner can be quite easy if you know how to curve those masterful strokes. Read more to know tips & procedure for lipstick application.

How to Apply Lip Liner

An important part of your make up kit, a few masterful strokes of a lip liner can do wonders to your lips. Simply smudging your lips with a branded lipstick will never suffice, if you do not properly define your lips with a lip liner first. You can easily define the shape of your lips or prevent color feathering and color spreading of your lipstick, by making correct use of this magical wand. You can even make your drooping or thin lip appear more luscious or simply camouflage heavy lips with the help of a lip liner. Learn the necessary application technique of a lip liner to add that ultra-glam look to your lips that is simply eye-catching.
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How to Apply Lip Liner
Things Required
  • Mirror
  • Lip Liner
  • Sharpener
  • Lipstick
  • Make-up sponge
  • First and foremost see that your lips are clean and free of greasy lip balms and other oil based products. Clean them thoroughly with water and wipe them with a cotton ball or a tissue.
  • Choose a lip liner shade that is closest to the shade of the lipstick you plan to apply or pick one that matches the natural color of your lips. Never choose a shade that is darker than the shade of your lipstick
  • Sharpen your liner before application. Try storing it in the refrigerator for a few minutes before sharpening. If your liner becomes too pointed, smooth it across a tissue and slightly soften it
  • Carefully make a dot at the center of the upper lips. Follow by making a few more dots on the entire border of the upper lip. Repeat the procedure with the lower lip as well.
  • Now, with a firm but light hand, carefully join these dots together in your upper lips and cover the line till the edge of your lips. Follow the same procedure with your lower lips
  • See that the lines are not too straight and are uniformly colored throughout the lips. If you notice any spaces, fill it up with light stokes, but don’t overdo the lining.
  • Once you finish lining, see that there is no excess color outside the natural lip line. Carefully wipe away unnecessary traces of color with the tip of your fingers or with the corner of a makeup sponge.
  • Now apply lipstick to your lips. You can apply it directly or use a lip brush for more precision. Properly blend the lipstick and the outlined lips and see that the line looks smooth and even.
  • To make lips appear thinner, dust the edges of your lips with a foundation. Now, draw a line with a light or a neutral shade lip liner, just below your original lip line and fill the lips with a matching lipstick
  • If you have thinner lips, and want them to appear a bit fuller, blend the outlined edges of the liner and your painted lips with a sponge applicator and put some lip gloss over your lipstick
  • To add some extra definition to your lips, draw a lip line with your lining pencil once again after you are through with your lip make up. Never ever let outlined lips stand alone without applying a lipstick. It looks gross.

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