I have done a post before on prepping the lips for lipstick, detailing the products that I use. First step is to prep your lips, and what I do is first apply my foundation and set it. Then I take my Lush Sugar scrub and rub that on my lips. It is always a quick sweet treat to licking off the excess. Using a lip scrub on your lips first, makes sure that all of the dry skin has been removed, so when lipstick is applying it goes on evenly
Once you have exfoliated your lips, next your need to apply a lip balm of your choice. I normally use Carmex or Lucas Papaw ointment, these I find are so much better than applying a gloss to get your lips nice and smooth ready for lipstick. Then go about the rest of your makeup routine.
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Once you have finised the rest of your makeup, remove the excess lip balm product that has not soaked into your lips. I then prime my lips with Mac Prep and Prime Lips. This ensure that the cracks of my lips are filled in and also stops bleeding for every bright lipsticks. One thing to note with Prep and Prime lips is that this product WONT extend the life of your lipstick, but as a rule of thumb Brighter Colours always last longer due to intense pigmentation and matte finishes will also last alot longer.
Once you have primed your lips, you need to line them with the pencil of your choice, start by tracing the outline of your lips and then filling them in. This also helps prolong the lipstick staying power and makes applying lipstick alot easier. If you make a mistake here, you can touch it up with concealer tracing around the shape of your lips if you go out of the lines.
Next apply your lipstick! You can apply it straight from the tube if you like or with a makeup brush. I normally apply straight from the tube because I have the lip pencil line to follow
And you are ready!!!
As I said at the start, this is the last post in my personal makeup routine series! I hope you found a heap of useful information. You can find the other posts here -
- Liquid Foundation and prepping the face
- Applying Coloured Eyeshadow, I used loose pigments to that tutorial
- Contouring and Highlighting, using cream and powder products
- Perfecting Winged Liner
If there is anything else that you would like to see, leave a comment below. I did offer creating a tutorial using pressed eyeshadows if that is something you are interested in.
Peace and Love,