You can easily update your look by applying your favorite lipstick or by merely choosing a new shade. Lipstick is a great and easy way to highlight your natural beauty and can also condition your lips and prevent them from drying up or chapping. Lipstick comes in a variety of shades to match just about any skin tone or appease any color preference. However, applying lipstick correctly can make the difference between sporting sexy lips or sporting clown paint. Here are some tips from the Athena makeup professionals, the Windsor salon of choice.
Before starting, make sure to remove any current lip color with face makeup remover. If your lips are currently feeling a tad chapped or scaly, start by exfoliating them with a homemade exfoliator. Mix 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp honey and 2 tsps white sugar. Smooth the mixture over your lips and rinse with cool water.
Next, apply lips balm to your lips to prime them for your lipstick application. Balm will also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Line your lips with a lip liner that matches your lips, not your lipstick. If you have thin lips, you will benefit from the use of a lip liner as it creates the illusion of large, full lips. Before applying, sharpen your lip liner and press slightly on the tip to create a blunt edge. Follow your natural lip line and do not extend the liner past your lip line. This will only result in a sloppy, unnatural look.
Now it’s time to choose your lipstick color. There are three general categories to choose from: cool, warm, and neutral. Let your skin tone be your guide. Those with yellow or gold undertones look best in warm shades, blue or pink undertones look best in cool shades and neutral shades work on just about everyone.
When applying, start at the center of the upper lip and slide the lipstick to one corner of your lips, then repeat on the other half. Then glide it along your bottom lip from side to side. Be careful when applying lipstick to the corners of your mouth as it might bleed onto the skin of the thinnest area.
Touch up any areas with a cotton swab or with your finger. Then press your lips together and pull apart to make sure it’s in place. You may need to make adjustments to the corners of your mouth or down the center of the top lip where your indentation is located.
Then apply a thin coat of gloss over the top of the lipstick. This will help to set the color, blend the lipstick with lip liner and adds shine. Just don’t put on too much as this may result in the lipstick running or extending beyond your lower lip.
If you have any questions or reservations when it comes to lipstick application or choosing the best shade for you, schedule a makeup lesson with Athena beauty salon. Not only will they help you create your best look, but they also have an array of high quality Jane Iredale makeup available for purchase. Call 970-223-0273 today!
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