Monday, 24 November 2014

Lipstick Tips


I've got two posts for you this week and next that I didn't know about when I did my 'Tips and Tricks' series, so I'm going to talk to you about them now and next monday. The first is some lipstick tips, which I'm going to get straight into.

First is a technique called blotting, which is applying one layer of lipstick, then dabbing your lips with a tissue to remove excess and create more of a stain. Just repeat this a couple of times for longer-lasting lipstick and more of a matte finish.

If you don't like a matte finish, then a clear lip gloss is a great option for you and relatively inexpensive.

If, like me, you don't like a very intense colour, but you want a deeper red or berry tone for autumn/winter, then there are two techniques you can try. The first is dabbing the bullet of the lipstick on your lips instead of a swipe. The other way is to use a lip brush to apply the colour, which also creates a neater edge, as well as a slightly paler, more sheer colour.

Something you could also do is use a lip liner all over your lips instead of around the edge to prevent bleeding with darker lipstick colours.

My final tip is that you can actually use lipstick as a cream blusher, and visa versa with powders on lips, a technique I used at Halloween with a red lipstick and a back eyeshadow, which looked pretty cool!

Anyone else getting excited for christmas yet? I am! Keep an eye out for a Christmas video soon on my YouTube........

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