The right way to apply liquid lipstick for that picture-perfect pout

Written by Sanya HamdaniFeb 20, 2020

Liquid lipsticks make life so much easier! The precision and convenience that come with it make it an absolute must-have in every makeup lovers vanity.

However, you need to know the right steps and techniques to ace the perfect pout using liquid lipsticks. Yes, you read that right. There IS a right way to wear your favourite liquid lipstick. Want to know what it is? Continue reading to find out…


Always exfoliate your lips before going in with a liquid lipstick. Exfoliation helps get rid of dry and dead skin cells on the lips, revealing a smooth canvas for the lipstick to glide over. Don’t own a lip scrub? You can DIY your own using a mixture of brown sugar and coconut oil and massage your lips for a minute to get rid of dry skin and add moisture to your lips. What’s more? This also plumps up your lips, giving you a fuller pout.

Outline your lips

While liquid lipsticks do give more precision, outlining your lips for a more defined pout never hurt. If you have thin lips, over-line them a little to give the illusion of a fuller pout.

Start with short strokes

Now that you have your outline ready it is time to fill it in using the liquid lipstick. Using short strokes, fill the top and bottom of your lips placing emphasis on the centre. That way it will look more natural and last longer too.


If you mess up a little, don’t worry! Don’t reach out for the cleansing wipe just yet, use concealer instead. Simply clean up the area with a flat brush and some concealer and you’re good to go.


If you want to enhance your liquid lipstick and take it a notch higher, don’t shy away from dabbing a little highlighter on your cupids bow and some on the centre of your lips to make them stand out.

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