Tips for a Smoother Liquid Lipstick Application

Liquid lipsticks are among the hottest trends in the world of cosmetics today. With more and more celebrities and fashionistas advocating the trend themselves (Kylie Jenner, to name a familiar face), a lot of women have switched from the traditional lipstick to its liquid variation.

Why is it a trend?
There are a number of reasons why people continuously patronize the product. For one, it has a longer coverage that could last for a good couple hours. Liquid lipstick users like myself would attest how reliable the pigment retains on the lips, even when I eat food with slight grease.

Another reason is that its lipsticks have bold velvety shades that can suit any skin tone. From nude to hot pinks, deep burgundies or a shocking shade of red, it’s impossible to find a shade that won’t suit you.

Matte liquid lipstick, therefore, is guaranteed to make you looking elegant and stand-out among the crowd. If you’re also looking for a chance at making a bold beauty statement, then this product will help you do so.

Tips for a smooth application
Perfect application of liquid lipstick may take some time to get used to. Its mastery doesn’t just happen overnight (not if you pull an all-nighter and practice), and so the more you apply the product, the more you’ll be familiarized as to what you should do and not do.

• Scrub. Make a habit of exfoliating your lips if you want to make liquid lipstick a part of your signature look. If you have dry or cracked lips, this product will turn clumpy instead and reveal even highly imperfections instead of concealing them.

• Use a lip liner. Use a lip liner to trace the corners of your lips before you dab your liquid lipstick. This serves as a great guide into achieving a clean and neat result, since you are creating a base for your lipstick to glide on. It also helps the lipstick to last longer.

• Work your lipstick wand skills. One thing with liquid lipsticks is that you won’t be able to rub your lips together if you want to even out the application (in contrast to your traditional lipsticks). Hence, practicing your lipstick wand skills is important if you want to get excellent results.

• Moisturize. Although applying lip gloss is unnecessary if you’re wearing a matte lipstick (because that would defeat its purpose), it is still important to moisturize your lips. There are non-greasy lip balms sold in the market which can help in easing the lips’ dryness, and you might want to check them out!