Liquid lipstick is like good 'ol lipstick's cooler, younger sister—it's a fun, fresh change of pace from the classic stuff—and it's everywhere right now. But there are actually a few things no one tells you about wearing liquid lipstick that we've had to learn the hard way.
Despite its major staying power, liquid lipstick can be tricky to work with. In fact, you may have even had a bad experience with one yourself. But with the right application tips, you can wear the trend and not have to worry about touching up your look during the day:
Prepare your lips. Exfoliating your lips can be a great solution to get rid of peeling skin, in order to reveal baby soft lips, on which your makeup will glide easily and beautifully. Matte lipstick textures tend to emphasize all the flaws of your lips, therefore, it’s important to make them smooth and soft. Try Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Coral Reef (at Rustan's).
Add moisture. To keep your lips from becoming dehydrated, throw some lip balm on top of it first if your lips are feeling a little too tight. Prep your lips to still keep them moisturized! This is definitely a trick every girl should swear by. Try Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip in Bumble.
Start off by lining your lips. This is to give it a neat, clean, and beautiful result. Find a lip liner of the same shade as your lipstick and line your lips with it, filling them in. This way you are creating a base for your matte lipstick to glide on; the color will look a lot richer and more intense. Try Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amalfi (at Beauty Bar).
It's super long lasting! This mousse-like liquid lipsticks apply like velvet and stay soft and comfortable even after hours of wear. Try Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sepia.
Double the coat. If you want your lip color to last even longer, then, after applying a lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue and reapply the lipstick again. This tip will help add intensity to your lip color and you will be astonished how much longer your lipstick will last. Try NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea & Cookies (at SM North EDSA).
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