Keep These Beauty Tips in Mind Before Using a Liquid Lipstick

It’s a common scenario—you’re running late and badly need to amp up your look. You don’t have enough time to re-do your make-up nor to create an elaborate smokey eyeshadow. Then, a bright idea pops up: lipstick!

While a bright matte liquid lipstick can turn your look from bland to bomb, doing it properly requires a little finesse. Here are some expert beauty tips to keep in mind when you want to perfect the liquid lipstick gaming.

1. One Swipe Is All You Need
Matte liquid lipsticks are extremely pigmented and very opaque in just one swipe. Of course, you can add one more layer if you want to intensify the color. But be careful as it can look too heavy and can sink into the lines of your lips.

2. It’s Not for No-Makeup Look
If you thought you can pair a makeup-free face with an intense lip, think again! A perfectly painted lip is just too striking, so you will need to polish your brows, coat your lashes with mascara and even out your skin tone to balance the boldness of your lips.

3. Patience Is a Virtue
Since it’s liquid, you need to apply the product with a steady hand. Make sure you’re applying it in a well-lit room and get yourself a mirror and a lip liner as well. The lip liner lets you trace the outline of your lips and makes it easier to apply the liquid formula without going over your lip shape.

4. Exfoliate and Moisturize
Dry and flaky lips is a no-no if you want to use a liquid lipstick, so get exfoliating and swipe on a layer of lip balm before you start putting on your makeup. Regardless the product says non-drying, you still want to scrub our puckers and get them moisturized enough to eradicate flaking and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

5. Resist the Urge to Rub Your Lips
Many of us have learned through the years of applying lipstick to rub the lips together to distribute the color evenly. But when it comes to using liquid lipstick, just don’t. These products work like paints. Work fast to apply the product evenly onto your lips, but once it starts to dry, avoid adding more onto it or disrupting it by pressing your lips together. After a single, even coat, stay your lips steady for a minute or two, and then pat lightly with your fingertips to check if it has totally dried and set.

Liquid lipsticks can be a bit more complicated to apply than traditional bullet lipsticks, but many still prefer using them. Enjoy its boldness and long-lasting effect by using them the right way.

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