As with most makeup, applying lipstick can take practice—but you’ll get the hang of it! We’ve gathered a few lipstick tips and tricks to make application easier.
PREP YOUR POUT
Always start with a bit of prep before picking up your lipstick. Exfoliate your lips with a damp washcloth or lip scrub to remove dead skin cells to allow for an even colour application. We recommend the Sugar Scrubs Glow Face Scrub.
USE A LIP BRUSH
For those opting to wear a matte formula or deeper hue, use a lip brush (rather than applying your lipstick straight from the tube). This will give you more precision—apply colour around the edges of your lips, then fill them in.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT CONCEALER
If you’ve accidentally made a mess around your lip’s edges, don’t panic. Clean up any imperfections with a creamy concealer loaded onto an angled brush.
USE YOUR FINGERS
Avoid the dreaded lipstick-on-teeth look by sticking a fingertip between your lips and pulling out once you’ve finished applying your lip colour. This helps to remove lipstick remaining on the inside of your lips (that’s just begging to end up on your teeth).
SET YOUR LIPS
To set your final look, hold a tissue over your lips, and gently brush a translucent powder on over the tissue.
KEEP A COTTON SWAB NEARBY
In addition to using concealer to fix any errors, a dab of micellar water or makeup remover on a cotton swab can make all the difference in how precise your application looks. Use it to carefully remove any lipstick that went outside the lines.