How many of you have this problem? You applied your favorite lipstick on, you look amazing and you feel pretty. Then when you smile you saw vertical streaks of lipstick on the lower lips especially. Yikes! Ugly and embarrassing right? I believe most of us had this problem, especially if you have a fuller, thick lips that are dry, chapped and wrinkled. Like mine 🙁
In today’s make up tips edition I’m going to show you ONE simple step in achieving that smooth lipstick lips. That’s right. Just one. No lip scrub or lip balm will be used or involved in achieving this flawlessly smooth lips. I have read about what type of lipstick and lip color that will not settle into fine lines and so on. It is too troublesome to just buy certain type of lipstick. To prove that, I’m going to use a matte lipstick for this tutorial that most people will avoid. You will see an amazing result using the method that I used. This will be a short post too as picture paints a thousand words :).
Ask yourself this question. How do you normally apply lipstick? Most people will just apply with their mouth slightly open up. This method is not wrong. But only suits those that have small, thin, smooth lips as they will achieve flawlessly smooth lips no matter how they apply their lipstick i.e. from lipstick bullet, with a brush, with fingers etc.
Because I wasn’t born with supermodel lips (hehehe), I apply lipstick with a hugeeeee smile on my face. Why is it so? You see…my lips are dry, chapped and wrinkled. If I apply lipstick using above picture’s method – mouth slightly open up, I will have lipstick settling into all the lip lines. It is so ugly when it does. I felt so embarras whenever I’m talking to someone. I used to sneak a check on the lipstick when I’m talking to someone. Ever since I discovered this simple method, I don’t do that anymore 😀
By applying lipstick with a huge smile on the face, you will get a smooth application. When you smile the lips smoothen out so lipstick doesn’t settle into the lines. Not even with this matte lipstick! I have been avoiding matte lipstick for ages as my chapped lips will not appreciate the matte-ness of it. Since I started playing around with this application idea I risk it and went all out to purchase 2 matte lipstick from Burberry Beauty.
Look at how smooth my lips is using this “smile application” method with matte lipstick. And automatically you will stop licking or press both lips to smoothen out the lipstick. Therefore lipstick will be more long lasting 🙂
Lipstick used – Burberry Beauty Lip Velvet Honey Suckle No.305
Hope you will find this little tips helpful to you as much as it does for me :D. Stay beautiful!