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Category: Lip Makeup
How to Choose and Apply Lipstick

Lipstick, in various forms, has been around for about 5000 years as it is the easiest way to add an instant splash of color and give focus to your face. The main problem though, is that there is no perfect color that suits everyone. There are no perfect shades, brands or formulas but these guidelines can help any woman to express her mood or personality as she chooses the lipstick that is right for her. Sheer lipsticks: are more universal than opaque lipsticks and are more flattering as they allow your own lip color to be seen underneath. They do not last as long as some other formulas although they are very moisturizing and easy to wear. A happy medium can be found in the cream lipsticks but as these are more opaque you will find yourself having to be more discerning when choosing your colors. Shimmer lipsticks: last for longer than sheer formulations and can flatter the wearer of any age, unlike the shimmery eye shadows or blushers. Due to the light reflecting qualities, lips will look fuller but be warned that shimmer formulations look ghastly on dry or chapped lips. Matte lipsticks: are the formulas that last for longer than any other and are a good selection to make bold statements with. The main problem with this type of lipstick is that they dry the lips out quite quickly and as such should not really be worn if you have dry or chapped lips already. Lip colors can be found...

How to Wear Lipstick: 6 Lip Tips and Tricks

You don’t have to be a makeup genius to know that lipstick can make a big impact on your looks. It can take your face from drab to dramatic or simple to sexy in mere seconds. The wrong color lipstick, heavy lip liner and lips that have been “drawn on” are common makeup mistakes that will ruin your overall look. Many women who are unsure of how to wear lipstick skip that step totally leaving makeup looking unbalanced. These brilliant tips will show you how to make lipstick look better, last longer and work harder. Tip 1: When applying foundation continue over the lips to provide a base for lip liner and lipstick. Tip 2: Keeping your mouth-closed trace a fine line around the lips with a sharp pencil. A blunt pencil will make blending more difficult. Start at the v of the top lip and move outward to lip corners by making short strokes (rest your hand on your chin for better control). After you have penciled in the top lip, begin from the middle of the bottom lip and move outward also. Follow the natural lip line. Tip 3: To make lips look larger follow the outer edge of the natural lip line making sure not to go over the natural lip line. To make lips look smaller follow the inside of the natural Tip 4: To give the illusion of two perfect peaks without using lip liner: Dab a small amount of concealer in the groove at the center of your upper lip and blend well Tip...