Sunday, February 3, 2013

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Lipstick

I don't know about you, but I have a number of brightly coloured lipsticks. Since I'm still in high school I rarely have the opportunity to wear them out. There are several ways to wear a bright lipstick besides the standard swiping it across the lips and running out the door. By the way, please excuse the horrendous condition of my nails.

The lipstick I'm demonstrating with is Revlon Moon Drops lipstick in the colour 702 Blase Apricot and it's a crème finish. This particular lipstick looks best over recently exfoliated lips, as it goes accentuate flakes. 



1. Sheer layer over the lips.


Either tap the lipstick on and rub it in with your clean ring finger, or put the lipstick directly on your ring finger and rub it into your lips. You can also put it over a lip balm for a slightly glossier, more comfortable feeling. 


2. Traditional application.


A layer all over the lips either straight from the bullet or with a lip brush. Whatever you prefer.


3. Blot for a satin finish.


If you blot the lips after the initial application, it will leave the colour but take away the shine. This done with a coffee filter is preferable as they're designed to not leave lint behind, which facial tissues are more prone to doing. 

If you do this step and reapply your lipstick afterwards it will make the colour last longer.




4. Matte-ify.


Place HD/Silica powder over the top of the lipstick with a brush or your finger after you blot to matte-ify it and help it last a lot longer. 




5. Place a clear or coloured lip gloss over top. 


If you place a clear or similarly coloured lip gloss over top of the lipstick, it will obviously give it a shinier finish. If you place a lip gloss that's a different colour over top, it will change the colour slightly as well as making it shinier.




6. Place over a different coloured lip liner. 


If you line and fill in your lips with a lip liner of a different colour and layer the lipstick over top, the two will mix and change the colour's outcome. 




You can literally do any of these with any lipstick, even more neutral ones. Here are some other shades I suggest you try it out with:




I hope you found this helpful and try some of these out. Let me know your thoughts and whether or not you'd like to see more posts like this in the future. 

Click here for a video by one of my favourite YouTubers on the same subject.

Have a lovely day!

Products Shown:

Revlon Moon Drops lipstick in 702 Blase Apricot
e.l.f. High Definition Powder
The Body Shop Lip Gloss in 11
The Body Shop lip liner in 13 Rosy Red
Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in 677 Siren
Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in 745 Raspberry Bite
Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in 085 Ruby
MAC lipstick in Viva Glam Nicki

*** DISCLAIMER ***

I am not being paid my any companies mentioned or shown to do this post. I bought all products with my own money. 

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