July 29 is National Lipstick Day. Pucker up!
Celebrate by wearing your favorite lip color all day and all night. If you don’t have just one favorite, grab a few and switch up your shades throughout the day.
Use these tips and tricks for the perfect lipstick look.
Before applying color to your lips, be sure to exfoliate. Use a store-bought lip scrub or make your own at home.
Use a lip primer or a lip balm as a base on your lips for a smooth application.
Line your lips with a lip pencil for a sharper look. You can color inside the lines or overdraw your lips for a pumper illusion.
4. NO SMACKING
Apply your lip color on your top lip and bottom lip separately, but don’t smack your lips together. You may think this is a quicker way to apply lipstick, but your top and bottom lips may not be the same shape or size, so this might just end up being really messy. Save yourself the lipstick mess to clean up and just don’t smack those lips.
5. CLEAN UP
Clean up any lipstick around your lips that look out of place with a cotton swab that’s dipped in makeup remover or just damp with water.
Define your lips even more by using concealer around the edges. Use a concealer brush or small sponge to blend away.
Set your lip color with a tissue, powder and a fluffy brush. You can also use a setting spray.
Extra tip: Remember to always carry your lip color and a mirror with you so you’re ready for any touch-ups throughout the day!