The art of applying lipstick


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The best way to learn perfection is to constantly try and not be discouraged by what you consider to be failure. With such determination you can learn even the deepest secrets of makeup. So next time you go out to buy lipstick, be brave and pick something new.

You can use lipstick as a blush. Use just a small amount in order to avoid looking like a doll. Dab a little with your fingers and spread it with an applicator until it blends.

Most ladies have at least one or two lipsticks that they do not like and will never use. Don’t be too hasty in throwing them away. Sometimes the best colors are achieved when you blend different nuances. Try blending your least favorite lipsticks with other colors and you might just find that you like the result.

If you use pencil lip liner but can hardly ever draw a perfect line, then break the rules. According to traditional makeup rules, the lip liner is applied before the lipstick, but it is easier to trace lips which are already colored. Try it for yourself.

It is a horrible feeling when your new lipstick breaks. Yet you don’t have to throw it away just yet. Pick up the broken piece with a tissue and put it back in, gently pressing and turning. Then put the lid back on the lipstick and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

If you want your lipstick to last longer, use pencil lip liner as a base. Trace and fill the lips with lip liner and then proceed to apply lipstick as usual. Remember that lighter lipsticks need a colorless base.

When your lipstick is all used up, there is still a little left that cannot be reached. Use a lipstick brush to take it out of the container and mix it with a little clear lip gloss to make a colorful shine.

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