How to Pick A Shade
Perfectly applied lipstick will look like the worst make-up ever if you’ve chosen a lipstick color that doesn’t suit you. You have to understand which lipstick shades complement your skin texture and tone. If you’re dark skinned, choose a bold color, something that will provide a pretty contrast. If you’re pale skinned, try using a lighter pink or any neutral color. It should stand out enough. For a medium complexion try cinnamon or plum color. Now for the skin texture: if your skin is dry, don’t take matte lipstick as it might dry your lips out. Look for something that has good skin conditioners. If you’re wearing dark lipstick, keep the rest of your make up light. You don’t want to look like a clown.
How to Apply Lip liner
Before you start, make sure your lips are clean of chap stick, lip balms and other oil based products. Outline your lips with lip liner. Draw the line from outside of your lips to the center, but be careful, you have to carefully trace the shape of your lips to add definition. If you use lip liner as a base, the lipstick will stay longer. If you’re a beginner to applying lip liner, I suggest using lighter shades that won’t show mistakes as much. Some lip liners are creamier than the other. Try different kinds to see what you like the best. Also never make your tip of the pencil too sharp as its easier to apply when its not as sharp. Lip liners should coordinate with your lipstick color s try to buy them together when possible.
How to Apply Lipstick
Carefully apply it within the lines you drew with lip liner. Start from the center and brush the lipstick outwards, filling all the gaps. You might also want to use a lipstick brush for more precise application. Don’t forget to use a mirror! Don’t put on too much of lipstick because greasy lips look unattractive and ugly. After applying lipstick, take your index finger and pop in in your mouth, then pull it out. The excess lipstick will come off on your finger and your teeth will stay clean.