Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend sure didn’t consider the importance of lipstick in a girl’s life! The burst of confidence you feel when you put on the right shade of lipstick is simply unmatched. But TBH, this feeling can quickly turn into embarrassment once your lipstick starts to bleed or settle into the cracks *yikes*. Which makes us wonder — how do the pros get it right every single time? So we did some digging and came up with the ultimate guide on how to apply lipstick like a pro. Excited? Scroll down to check it out.
Step 1: Prep
Start by exfoliating your lips and then moisturise them using a lip balm. This step gets rid of the dead skin that makes your lipstick go on patchy and gives you smooth, baby soft lips.
Step 2: Dip
You must have seen many professionals using brushes to apply lipstick. This might look daunting, but, in actuality, it is one of the simplest ways to apply lipstick without goofing it up. That’s why we’re totally crushing over the new Lakmé Absolute Precision Lip Paint. It comes with an expert lip brush and a lip pot with 10 intense matte colours to choose from. The lip brush helps you define your lips like a pro and is super easy to use too. All you have to do is dip your brush in the lip pot, scoop out a little colour, and you are all set for the next step.
Step 3: Define
It’s super important to outline your lips to prevent the lipstick from bleeding. And the Lakmé Absolute Precision Lip Paint’s expert lip brush helps you do that with ease. Start by drawing an ‘X’ on your cupid’s bow. After that, outline the outer corner and lower lip line. Connect the lines and outline the rest of your lips.
Step 4: Fill
Once your lips are perfectly defined, simply fill in your lips using the lip colour. You can add another coat of lip paint if you want more coverage.
Step 5: Set
To ensure your lipstick stays put for longer and doesn’t smudge, place a tissue between your lips and purse your lips together — this will help get rid of the excess product. You can also place a tissue over your colour coated lips and lightly dab some translucent powder on the tissue using a powder brush. The powder absorbs the excess product and keeps your lipstick from smudging.