Lipstick forms an integral part of every makeup routine. It’s the finishing touch that has the power to take your look from drab to fab in an instant.

While finding the right shade of lipstick to complement your makeup and outfit is extremely important, but it’s also imp to apply it the right way to flaunt that perfect pout. A shabbily applied lipstick can look extremely unflattering and can ruin your entire look. Whether you want to flaunt sexy red lips or something subtle like a nude pout, a lip liner is what lays the foundation for a great look.

Buuut, applying your lip liner is where the real problem starts. Why? Because contrary to popular belief, applying a lip liner is NOT a no-brainer. So, here’s our fool-proof, expert-approved method to ensure that you apply your lipstick perfectly each time.

 

You need:

You need:

Lip balm — To prevent your lipstick from settling into fine lines, you need to thoroughly moisturise your lips using a hydrating lip balm such as the Vaseline Lip Therapy

Lip liner — While choosing a lip liner, it is important to pick a formula that glides easily on your lips. The Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner has a twist-up mechanism, which eliminates the need to sharper and applies without any pulling or tugging.

Lipstick — For lipstick, we would recommend you use the Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Colour as it has a doe-foot applicator that helps to deliver precise results. Additionally, it the high pigment in these lip colours enhance and define your pout beautifully.

 

STEP 01: Draw an ‘X’

STEP 01: Draw an ‘X’

Apply some lip balm on your lips and dab off the excess using a tissue or cotton pad. Start by drawing an ‘X’ on your cupid’s bow. Remember to start the ‘X’ from the highest point of your lips and then bring it all the way down to the end of your upper lip

 

Step 02: Define the bottom lip

Step 02: Define the bottom lip

The centre of your bottom lip is directly below the X you just created. Make a short line across this centre to help define your bottom lip. Don’t extend this line all the way out just yet. This is what will give your lips some evenness

 

Step 03: Define the outer edges

Step 03: Define the outer edges

Now, slightly part your lips and at the corners of your mouth draw a sideways ‘V’ to properly connect your top and bottom lip. Do not pass your lipstick beyond this ‘V’

 

Step 04: Connect the lines

Step 04: Connect the lines

Connect everything you’ve drawn from steps one through three using short strokes. Fill in the gaps before you move onto the next step

 

Step 05: Swipe on some lipstick

Step 05: Swipe on some lipstick

Complete this process by applying a swipe of lipstick or lip gloss. This will instantly transform your lips and make them look perfect.