With just one swipe, your lipstick can transform you. It can bring out the confidence you never thought you have and it can make you feel even more beautiful than you already do. Personally, lipsticks are my favorite among all the types of cosmetic I have resting on my vanity. I just think they’re the easiest to wear since you don’t really need to do much before you can put it to use and get amazing results. Here are some lipstick tips and tricks for the best pout ever.
- Cheap alternative to matte lipstick – matte lipsticks are pretty popular these days and while I love how they look, I’m not very happy with how they are priced. If you’re like me and you like to get practical with makeup, I’m sure you’re on the lookout for cheaper matte lip colors too. Instead of buying matte lipstick, why not just buy lip liners? They basically come in just as many colors but are 80% to 90% cheaper than lipsticks but have the same beautiful matte finish.
- Make lipstick go on true to color – don’t you hate how sometimes the color of the lipstick on the tube isn’t the same as when it goes on your lips? This could be because of your lips’ natural color. To make your lipstick go on your lips true to color, apply a thin layer of foundation on your lips to act as base. This will also help prolong the wear time of your lipstick.
- Stop bleeding and feathering with clear lip liner – what’s clear lip liner, you ask? Well, it’s only the most awesome thing that happened in makeup. Clear lip liner is applied around the lips to act as a barrier to keep your lipstick from bleeding and feathering.
- Clean up with concealer – bold lipsticks can be really empowering but they tend to be the hardest to pull off. To make sure you are left with a clean look after lipstick application, dip a flat brush into some concealer and apply around the edges. This will erase any lipstick that went beyond the line and will leave you with the perfect lip look.
- Blot for lasting color – you don’t need to shell out an extra $10 if you want long wearing lipstick. Take whatever you already have, apply, blot, dust with loose powder, re-apply, re-blot and you’re good to go. It may seem like a lot but in reality it only takes about 3 minutes to get it done.