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12 March 2013

Makeup Wednesday: How to Apply Lipstick

Hello lovelies hope you week is going on fine well mine is and expecting more from it too. I decided to bring to you my lovelies this new segment which is titled 'Makeup Wednesday' so I would be blogging anything and everything makeup every wednesday. Hope you enjoy it.

Nothing says glamour like a swish of lipstick. It's convenient, cheap and with a bit of practice you don't even need a mirror to put it on. Here's 4Beauty's guide to applying lipstick, and how to find the right kind for your needs.
  • Apply your lipstick well and you shouldn't need many touch-ups during the day. Try regularly exfoliating your lips and keeping them moisturised - this will help to create a smooth finish.
  • Whether you're using a lip brush or applying straight from the stick, it is recommends that you "apply an even layer over the entire lip, starting at one corner of the mouth, and keeping within the natural lines of the lips."
  • Use a lip brush to line the lips with lipstick. "Always apply the colour to the corners on both top and bottom lips. Then fill in the bottom lip and any missed areas before pressing your lips together to evenly distribute the colour."
  • Blot your lips on a piece of tissue to soak up excess product and help to set the stain.
  • For a really intense, long-lasting pout, repeat the process once or twice to build up a strong colour.
Lip Brushes
Using a lip brush is cost-effective as you use less product each time you apply it and can use the brush to get right to the bottom of the tube for that last bit of colour. Professional make-up artists prefer brushes because they give them more control over the lipstick, and it will last longer on your lips. Brushes also make it easier to blend lipstick into your lipliner.
Lip Liners
Lining the lips gives you the chance to cheat a bit with the shape of your mouth: you can even out lopsided lips or carefully draw them slightly fuller. Use a lip liner the same shade as your natural lip colour. Many make-up artists use lip liner to help lipstick last a long time: colour in your lips with the lip liner to create a base for lipstick to cling to.


Types of Lipstick: What's Right for You?

How to choose your lipstick depends on which finish you fancy, and, crucially, how dry your lips are. After all, you don't want to be splitting your lips every time you crack a smile.
Matte Lipstick
Matte lipstick offers bold, flat, gloss-free colour and should not be attempted by the faint of heart or dry of lip! It contains more pigment and fewer emollients than other lipsticks so dehydrated lips will stay dehydrated - but it does last a lot longer. Matte lipstick is a favourite with fans of the retro look.
Sheer Lipstick
Sheer lipsticks are great for anyone prone to dry lips (as they contain a high proportion of oil) and for women who like a natural look. Even shades that look dark or bright in the tube will translate into barely-there on the lips.
Creme Lipstick
This type of lipstick has the intense colour of a matte but with a more forgiving texture and less flat finish. It can still be too dry for women with dry lips, but it lasts well.
Satin and Moisturising Lipstick
These lipsticks contain more oils than their cream equivalents (as well as additional moisturisers, such as Vitamin E) but the colour is not as strong on the lips and they need to be re-applied regularly. They're the ideal choice for anyone with dry lips - the glossier the lipstick the more moisturising and comfortable it's likely to be.
Lip Tint and Lip Stains
Lip tints and stains are liquids that drench lips in colour but don't contain wax. They are often used with gloss on drier lips.
Ethical Lipstick
One of the main ingredients of most lipsticks (especially very red ones) is carmine - which is principally made from a species of insect found in South America and parts of Mexico. You'll find it labelled as CI-75470 on your packaging.



  1. Who get lips? lol.

    does anyone need tutorial on applying lipstick? just put am for lip and waka comot. no long thing o.

  2. i mean who get d lips for the pictures


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