Saturday, 12 November 2011
LIP LINER PENCIL: Choosing a LIP LINER can be tricky. You will probably have to try out a few shades before you select one that is perfect for you.
You want a pencil that is soft enough to glide on easily yet not so greasy that it is hard to control. You may wish to purchase a sharpener to keep the tip of your pencil in perfect shape. It is always a good idea when using any cosmetic pencil for the first time, to give it a few turns in the sharpener prior to using, for hygienic reasons.
Select a shade according to the look you are trying to achieve. For everyday wear or a more natural look select a shade very close to your natural lip color. For evening or a more dramatic look choose a shade one shade darker than your lip color.
Outline lips with your pencil. Go slowly. Start with the outer edge of your natural lip line. Draw a second line above in areas you wish to be fuller. Do not overextend. You are able to add some fullness to you lips using the pencil, but overdoing the procedure will end up looking clownish. Experiment until you achieve the desired effect.
Line, define, and shape your lips for a sexy pout or whatever you desire. Lip Liners are designed to help you achieve any look while preventing your lipstick from bleeding into fine lines around your mouth.
Lipstick adds the final touch to any makeup application. Lining the lips creates subtle definition and perfects the shape of the lips.
Consider your lipstick color and finish. You'll do well with colors that match the natural shade of your lips, opting for darker tones that complement your overall coloring. Matte lipsticks offer a muted finish complementary to workday makeup, while satin and gloss finishes offer appealing evening looks.
Apply all other makeup before putting on lipstick and lip liner.
Begin by dabbing on a very small amount of lip balm or petroleum jelly to give your lips a little moisture.
Draw a thin line along the edge of your lips with a lip liner whose color is one shade darker than your lipstick. Start at the center of the upper lip and work outward. Hug the very outer edges to open up thin lips, and line well within the edges to downplay excessively full lips.
Apply lipstick from the tube or by using a firm, small lipstick brush. Coat the lips evenly. Pay special attention to staying within the lips' edges.
Blot to remove any excess color and to even out the texture.
Remember to touch lips up after a meal, as lipstick easily transfers onto cups, water bottles and cans.
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