- You don’t exfoliate before
- Let your lips soak in Petroleum Jelly
- You don’t protect your teeth
- Not considering your skin tone
- You over-apply lipstick
You don’t exfoliate before
If you’re heading out for an important meeting or even a dinner date and want your lipstick application to be perfect, remember that simply putting the lipstick on your puckers may not give you the best results. What you need to do is exfoliate your lips gently for your lipstick to stay on longer and for it to stand out. To do that, prepare a scrub by mixing equal amounts of honey and sugar and scrub your lips gently before applying lipstick. You can also scrub your lips with a toothbrush after applying this mix to your lips. This will help get rid of dead skin or any grime or dirt from your lips.
Let your lips soak in Petroleum Jelly
One of the biggest powers of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is healing chapped lips. So before you do your base makeup, make sure you first apply a bit of jelly to your lips and let your lips soak in it for a while. While you do your base makeup and foundation, your lips will heal with the help of jelly.
You don’t protect your teeth
You know that embarrassing time your friend pointed out the lipstick on your teeth in the middle of a party? Totally fear it happening again, don’t you? Protect lipstick from coming on to your teeth by putting a finger in your mouth and lightly closing your lips. This will help get rid of excess lipstick thereby dissuading it from coming on to your teeth.
Not considering your skin tone
A red lipstick that looks good on your friend may not work for you. This is because different lipsticks complement different skin tones. Blue toned reds work beautifully on dusky and deeper skin tones while orangey reds will work much better on fairer complexions. Moreover, when it comes to nude lipsticks, there’s a nude shade for every kind of Indian skin tone. For the perfect range of nudes, go for the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Colors but if you’re looking for bright matte shades, opt for the Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayons.
You over-apply lipstick
Remember how we told you that over applying liquid lipsticks can end up ruining your application. Too much lipstick can make your lips look cakey and can even mean it gets transferred easily onto your cocktail glass. So start with little and then build up if you need more colour.