Credit: Stuart MilesIn their quest for kissable lips, many women make common makeup mistakes when applying their lip color. In order to make sure your lips are irresistible and sending the right message, check out these common mistakes that are made in applying lip liner and lipstick and make sure that you are not making these mistakes.
Dark Lip Liner With Light Lipstick
I don’t know how it got started or why women continue to do it, but for some reason women seem to think it is a good idea to combine dark lip liner with light lipstick--it’s not! The shade of your lip liner should match your natural lip color, it should not be overly accentuated and stand out! For a perfect pout, start with a liner as close to your natural lip color as possible. Line your lips without going outside your lip line (see below) and then apply your lip color. Finish with a sheer lip gloss for perfectly kissable lips. If you must use a dark lip liner, be sure to fill in your mouth completely with the liner and top with a clear gloss--skip the lipstick.
Lip Liner Outside The Lip Line
For whatever reason, women believe that if they use a lip liner outside their lips they can create bigger lips by drawing them. It is not a good look and always ends up looking sloppy. If you are looking to make your lips look bigger and want to skip fillers such as collagen, line the border of your lips with a pencil. Next, color in your lip with a liner or a lipstick. Apply a lip plumping product, such as DuWop Lip Venom. Finally, apply a dab of clear or light colored lip gloss on the center of your lower lip, light will reflect off of the gloss and create an optical illusion that makes your lips look bigger.
Lipstick On Chapped Lips
Do not apply lipstick to chapped lips! Applying lipstick to chapped lips will not only make your lips even more chapped, but it will also make your lips look flakey. Also as the dry skin flakes off of your lips, your lipstick will flake off as well and the color will become spotty and uneven. Instead of using lipstick on chapped lips, opt for moisturizing your lips with lip balm or petroleum jelly. If you insist on wearing lipstick when you have chapped lips, be sure to exfoliate your lips first with a mild exfoliator. You can also use a toothbrush to gently exfoliate your lips, but only do so once or twice per week. When wearing lipstick with chapped lips, be sure to apply lip balm before applying lipstick.