There’s one beauty product we bet we can find in your bag right now regardless of whether you are a newbie or a pro at the makeup game - lipstick. Did we win? Thought so!

It is the most coveted makeup product and probably the first one that every girl starts out with. Don’t be fooled by the humble appearance of this beauty hero, though. You can very easily go wrong with it and make beauty blunders, especially if you’re new at makeup. Yes, it’s no contouring palette, but it isn’t as easy to work with either.

To make sure you are always on the top of your game and flaunt a picture-perfect pout, here are some lipstick hacks that you will love if you starting out with makeup. Take a look.

 

Lipstick stains, no-no!

Lipstick stains, no-no!

Liquid and creamy lipsticks often leave stains on your teeth which look unsightly and can ruin your look. You absolutely don’t want that. To avoid this, after you apply your lipstick, put two fingers in your mouth and slide outwards. It will take away the excess lipstick from your lips and won’t leave any marks on the teeth.

 

Make the colour pop

Make the colour pop

If you think your favourite lip colour is making you look washed out, here is what you can do to make the colour pop. After you’ve put on a lip balm, apply some concealer or foundation of your skin tone and blend it on your lips. Then go on and apply your lip colour. It will appear more pigmented and brighter.

 

Ctrl-Z the smudges

Ctrl-Z the smudges

Since you are a makeup noob, it is only obvious you will get some smears and smudges while applying the lipstick. And, that’s okay (even the pros do it, NBD). Undo the slip-up using a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover. Roll it over the smudged lipstick to remove the blotch and blend some concealer over it.

 

Dab it on for a natural tint

Dab it on for a natural tint

Going for the no-makeup makeup look? You can get the au natural, gorgeous pout using your lipstick in a different way. Instead of gliding it on, take some of your liquid matte lipstick on your fingertip and dab it on your lips for a subtle tint. You can use any lip colour from pink to nude to berry; just apply a very light coat of it on your lips to get the natural hue.