Conquer the World with the Perfect Lipstick
Lipstick is a powerful tool that ignites a confidence boost when worn.
We all want that long-wear lipstick that stays on while we eat, drink and go about our day, without having to worry about how it looks.
Prep Your Pout
Having moisturised lips is the first step. If you have chapped lips, they may need to be exfoliated. Use a lip scrub to get rid of the dead skin and apply lip balm after. Your lips will be soft and plump.
TIP: A simple way to exfoliate would be to apply Vaseline and gently scrub your lips in circles with an old toothbrush.
Get In Line
As we grow older, our lips tend to shrink and lose their original shape. Using a lip-liner helps to map out the shape of your lips and keep your lipstick from smudging.
Get a lip-liner that is one shade darker than your national lip colour, or a shade lighter or darker than your lipstick. Pat off any excess moisture from your lips with a tissue and draw around the line of your lips. You can slightly overline it to make it appear fuller, but don’t overdo it.
Fill in the inside of your lips with the same liner. This acts as a base for your lipstick and helps it to stay put all day without feathering into fine lines and accentuating any wrinkles.
Check out lip-liners from brands like NYX, Rimmel, MAC, Urban Decay, NARS, and Charlotte Tilbury, which have hydrating and long-lasting formulas.
Even if you’re not a makeup lover, wearing a lipstick is a simple product that can brighten up your face.
It may take some trial and error until you find the ones that give you that lovely pop of colour and make you feel attractive.
It is especially important to look for formulas that are smooth and moisturising to your lips.
“Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.” – Monica Bellucci
You can always blend your lipsticks together to find your perfect shade. You could even use a plumping gloss to give your lips that extra oomph.
There are countless tips and tricks and if you’re keen to learn more, search for videos on YouTube to step up your lipstick game.
Go on and be your most glamourous self.
“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” – Coco Chanel
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