Summer is here and the sun is shining. 🙂 Here are my top tips for lovely lips and long lasting color!
Step 1) Exfoliate dry, chapped lips using a gentle cleanser with granules or make your own by mixing a bit of sugar and moisturizer together. Once exfoliated, pat dry and apply balm to keep lips soft and smooth.
*At this point you could also use a lip primer, which acts as a base to help grab hold of your liner and lipstick and increase their staying time. Two good options are Lip Insurance by Too Faced and Prep+Prime Lip by M.A.C.
Step 2) Line and fill in lips. Natural, flesh toned lip liners are often the best choice. You can use liner to even out the shape of your lips or to draw in/outside the natural line to create smaller or larger lips.
Step 3) Apply your lipstick from the tube or with a small lip brush for added precision.
Step 4) Gently blot to remove oils and press color into lips.
Step 5) Apply a second layer of lipstick.
Step 6) Set your lipstick with powder. This can be done after each layer of lipstick. The easiest technique is to lay a thin 1-ply layer of tissue on top of your lips and lightly dust loose or pressed powder on top.
Step 7) Add a touch of light gloss on the center of your lower lip to add fullness and shine.
Step 8) Use a Q-tip to clean up the edges. Now enjoy the sunshine and forget about needing to touch up your lips!!