To line, or not to line – that is the question, ladies. I admit that the lip liner has a bad reputation for some of us – owing to the 80s and 90s when the trend was to line your lips with a dark lip liner and pair it with a lighter lipstick. Does it still make you cringe? Well, the trends have changed, and makeup artists have set some ground rules to make the best of this precision tool. If you don’t line your lips before you apply your lipstick or lip gloss today, you’re missing out on some serious benefits.
Your lip liner has the ability to boost up your lipstick game. The trick is to pick a color that’s almost identical to your lipstick color, so it blends in well and plays up your pout in the most gorgeous way possible. Worried about your lip color bleeding or feathering? Well, lining your lips and filling them in with a lip liner prior to lipstick application takes care of a lot of issues. Your lipstick will have something to adhere to, meaning it will stay on for longer!
How To Apply Lip Liner – Step By Step Tutorial With Pictures
Here’s how you can apply your lip liner correctly in a few simple steps.
What You Need
- Lip liner (your natural lip color or one that matches your lipstick)
- Lip brush
It’s important to exfoliate and moisturize your lips with a nourishing lip balm or mask before you go in with any product. This step will help you get rid of dry, dead skin and you will achieve a smooth and flawless finish. Try the Bite Beauty Lip Mask – it thoroughly moisturizes your lips and is loaded with antioxidants that will significantly benefit them.
Once your lips are nice and moist, choose your lip liner and start lightly sketching with your lip liner starting from your cupid’s bow, drawing an ‘X’ shape, and then mark out the corners of your mouth by drawing arrows. When this is done, simply connect the lines. Make sure you keep the mouth relaxed and slightly open during application. To avoid that obvious line around your lips, feather the lip pencil onto the lips with a lip brush. This will help your lipstick last longer.
Note:- If you’re going in with a bold color such as a deep red, choose a lip liner that’s a tad bit darker than the color of your lipstick. This helps create a crisp, flawless edge and gives dimension to your lips when blended. Also, never use a lip liner that’s lighter than the color of your lipstick because this does the reverse effect and makes your lips look thin, and your lip line blurry.
The next step is simple – carefully apply your lipstick either straight from the bullet or using a brush.
Here is the final look. Now you need not to worry with your lip liner as I hope the end result must have left an ever-lasting impression on you.