For most women, the lip liner is one makeup product that is shrouded in a lot of mystery. I mean, despite being told how essential this product is, most women end up reserving it for special occasions.
As ardent makeup lovers, we would like to make one thing clear – LIP LINER IS REALLY IMPORTANT! From instantly making your lips look fuller and preventing your lipstick from bleeding, the lip liner is truly a magic wand.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at these genius lip liner hacks that will help you make the most out of this miracle product…
- Always fill in your lips
- Don’t keep the tip extremely pointed
- Hold your pencil at a 45° angle
- Soften the pencil
Always fill in your lips
To make the most out of your lip liner, apply the product all over your lips and not just on the outline. Doing so will provide a great base for your lipstick to cling on to and will also prevent the colour from bleeding and feathering.
Don’t keep the tip extremely pointed
You want your lip liner to draw out a natural-looking lip line, and a really pointed tip is going to do the exact opposite. A pointed tip will make your lips look totally unnatural. This is why it’s best to use a tip that is slightly rounded for precise application and a natural-looking pout.
Hold your pencil at a 45° angle
In order to ensure that your lip liner application looks perfect, it is important to hold the pencil the right way. Hold it at a 45° angle from your lip for an application that is super smooth and free of any harsh lines. While it may seem like this angle doesn’t let you dispense enough pressure, remember girls, you actually need very little pressure to apply that lip liner perfectly in the first place.
Soften the pencil
If you think the liner looks super stark or it isn’t gliding as smoothly as you’d like it too; don’t trash it just yet. The best way to get rid of this problem is to simply place the tip between your fingers and leave it like that for a few seconds. The warmth from your fingers will soften the tip and make the application a breeze.
Image courtesy: Instagram