It seems simple enough to apply lipstick, but the make-up experts have all sorts of tips and tricks that you aren’t using. If it works, it works, but here are all the ways you might be doing it all wrong. Luckily, it’s easy to change things up if that’s what you decide to do.
Too Much Glitter
Unless you’re going clubbing, too much glitter isn’t professional or practical. You might get away with it as a teen, but stick to shimmer rather than glitter once you get older.
Forgetting Skin Tone
When selecting lipstick, it’s important to consider your skin tone. Failing to do that can leave you looking washed out. Picking the right shade will enhance your complexion, so be sure to test lipsticks out before you buy.
Many girls want their lips to look larger and plumper than they are by applying lipstick outside their lip lines. This rarely looks natural and can irritate the skin outside your lips.
Too Much Gloss
The right toouch of gloss adds volume and shine to your lips, but too much just looks messy and out of place. Take it easy and you’ll have the look you want without much effort.
Some make-up artists say you don’t even need liner, but if you’re already devoted to the stuff, make sure the liner you choose matches your lipstick. Too dark and it looks totally unnatural.
Check Your Teeth
It’s fairly common for lipstick to get on your teeth during application. Your final step before heading out the door is to check your teeth to be sure that none of the color has transferred to your pearly whites. Repeat this step anytime you reapply and save yourself from an embarrasing fashion faux pas.
Too Much Makeup
A bold lip can be a fabulous thing, but you should tone down the rest of your look to balance things out. That means subtle and natural looking cheeks and eyes.
The Wrong Red
Every girl can wear red, but not all shades work with all complexions. Fair skinned girls need a pinky red, medium tones should use an orange red and dark skin tones require a dark red color.
Wearing lipstick on chapped lips makes the problem much more noticeable. You should be exfoliate your lips often to keep them smooth for a flawless look when you apply your lipstick.
The Same Shade
Part of the joy in wearing lipstick is trying new things. Trends come and go so you should always be open to sampling new colors from time to time to update and enhance your look.