Lip liner has always been something that I failed to understand really… I was always afraid I would end up looking super ridiculous. That is… until recently. I must admit I didn’t really understand the function or the appeal of it until i learned a few tricks! If you are feeling confused and sort of blah about your lip liner, no worries. We are totally in this together.
The first step you should take before lining your lips is prepping them. We laid out your first step in our blog on Friday! EXFOLIATE!!!! Use a gentle lip scrub like our “Buff” line to get your lips super soft and smooth. Second you will want to moisturize with your favorite lip balm. You can typically let that soak in to your lips while you apply the remainder of your makeup.
Next you will pick a shade that is close to the shade of lipstick you are wearing. Some women feel it is necessary to have the exact shade of lip liner for every lipstick that you wear, but really you could get by with having just three or four of the shades you use most.
Carefully line your lips with the shade of liner closest to what you are wearing. Be sure to pay extra attention to the area around your cupids bow if you would like for that to be more defined. Here is the best trick I learned when it comest to lip liner, fill in the rest of your lips with it. If you do this you are sure to not turn out looking like you just stepped off the set of a cheesy 90’s show. This is the secret to not getting that super dramatic lined lip look. After following all these steps top off your liner with your favorite lippy! I recommend something from our Velvet or Succulent Collections. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!