Lip Make-Up: This Is What Matters!
During the pandemic, lip make-up has become rather unimportant. Behind the mouth-nose protection, no one would have seen it anyway and the color would merely have been smudged. In the meantime, lipstick is more often seen on mouths again. Often, unfortunately, not well done. Therefore, here again everything you should know about appetizing made-up lips..
When it comes to lip make-up it is said that since the fall of masks lipstick sales have increased by 173 percent. In the first place is still red, because red lips make the complexion immediately radiant. Red adds glamour even when no makeup is otherwise applied. It’s the quickest number to look fresh and refreshed in an instant. However, it is also the most difficult color to make up, because neither fluff nor irregularity remain hidden from the viewer.
Even a makeup pro like Londoner Celia Burton confesses, “I’ve long dreamed of wearing lipstick again, but now after what feels like a year without lip make-up, a matte red that used to be my staple, so to speak, seems kind of scary.” As a sort of warm-up exercise until she returns to her “staple,” she uses what she calls lip tints.
Easy to use: lip tints
These liquid textures still give off little color on the first coat, but can be built up layer by layer your lip make-up for stronger effects. Such a tinted lip product also forgives small makeup mistakes. It creates a rather natural finish, the edges of the mouth may even look a little blurred with it. Apply correctly: It is best to apply the lip tint to the center of the lower lip and spread the color with a finger towards the cupid’s bow.
If you want to make a statement with your lip make-up, you have to work carefully. And for this, the right technique is essential. Here are the most important steps:
To ensure that lip color really lasts long and doesn’t smudge while you’re already eating, blowing your nose or kissing, careful preparation is necessary. Forget the age-old tip of “priming” the mouth with foundation. This does the opposite of what you want to achieve: the color “slips” much more easily on the “silky” foundation. Special lip primers or transparent lip liners that you spread over the entire lip area as a primer are helpful. This fixes the subsequent lip make-up for hours.
If you can and want to invest more time or if the lip skin is not completely even, you can exfoliate your lips 20 minutes before applying makeup and then moisturize them with a nourishing balm. However, this should be dabbed off again with a paper towel before applying makeup to the lips, otherwise the same thing will happen as with foundation.
To ensure that your lip make-up really lasts long and doesn’t smudge while you’re already eating, blowing your nose or kissing, careful preparation is necessary. Forget the age-old tip of “priming” the mouth with foundation. This does the opposite of what you want to achieve: the color “slips” much more easily on the “silky” foundation. Special lip primers or transparent lip liners that you spread over the entire lip area as a primer are helpful. This fixes the subsequent color for hours.
Pout pleasing? Then try the trick of London make-up artist Nikki Wolff, which she has already shown on model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Shade only the outer corners of the upper lip with lipstick and blend inward. “This gives the impression of a really full upper lip. You can use the same trick for the lower lip,” says Wolff. You can also achieve a similar volumizing effect with a soft finish by filling in the mouth with lipstick and then gently smudging the edges with a brush or cotton swab. It looks natural and even works if you don’t have a steady hand or are in a hurry.
One technique that makes lipstick stay bombshell is alternating between applying and dabbing. It is especially recommended for bridal makeup. Take a not too hard lip liner in the color of the lipstick. Spread the liner from the contour to the center of the mouth and repeat two or three times. In between, keep pressing the color on a thin paper towel. Then apply the lipstick, dab it off and apply again.
You always choose the lipstick color according to the effect you want to achieve with it. A bold lip color is an eye-catcher. Red is always a statement if you want to make your mouth the center of attention. If time is short or you are already wearing strong eye makeup, a nude tone is nicer. When applying makeup to the lips, always keep some cotton swabs handy to correct if you ever go over the contour. For matte, highly pigmented lipsticks that are more difficult to remove from the skin, moisten the swab with some makeup remover.
Check your teeth
Lip paint on your teeth? It happens sometimes, but it can be unpleasant – especially with bright colors – if you don’t check it yourself or if your attention is drawn to it. It’s better to avoid it from the outset. How do you do that? Once the lipstick is applied, first wash your hands. Then form your mouth into an “O” and put your index finger between your lips. Close your mouth loosely and pull your finger out again. This will remove the color that has gone too far to the inside of the lips and can be pressed onto the teeth.
CultureAndCream Author from Munich
To travel during my profession as a beauty journalist was never enough for my. Also my six month on a world trip didn’t do it. It always attracts me to other cities, foreign countries, on roadtrips and places I don’t know yet. But I am not only interested in “culture” and “cream”, I am also fascinated by people who have stories to tell . Such unique experiences I want to share with you.