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IN Lifestyle ON 12 Sep, 2016
I love Lipsticks.
If I'm doing my makeup, I won't be missing out on applying it. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but lipsticks run a close second, they are an essential part of a woman's make-up bag.
We all have heard the saying "On a bad day there's always Lipstick"
Check out these hacks that will enlighten you to many new uses and show you simple tricks for getting those perfect lips, whether you want to make your very own lipstick or just make your ordinary one look matte - we've got all the answers for you here.
If you love lipsticks just like I do, you should go ahead and read the most bizarre facts about lipsticks.
Yes, you can use your favourite lipstick as a cheek color. But be sure you blend evenly and make it look dimensionless.
Use a clean mascara wand to exfoliate your dry lips as they are very tender and need care. This will also help in smoother lipstick application.
This old trick is shown in the picture works. Put on a coat of lipstick, then lay a tissue on your lips. Dust translucent powder on to make the color set, so it stays on longer.
Yes, this is crazy but helpful. If you have those super dupers, large dark circles under your eyes try blending a red lipstick around your eyes, before going over with concealer or any other makeup on your dark circles and under eye bags.
After applying your lipstick, put your finger in your mouth. Close your lips around your finger, then pull your finger out. All the excess lipstick will get on your finger, and not on your teeth, further promoting your bright-white Colgate smile without hesitation.
If your lips have a pinkish or a red tint, pat some concealer before you apply the lipstick to get that perfect nude shade.
Getting a perfect Cupid's bow is like a dream come true, well you can master that art by simply drawing an "X" on the center of your upper lip. Then, fully line with a lip liner and fill in the rest of your lips by applying matching lip colour.
Don't throw away your broken eyeshadows. Instead, turn them into lip gloss. Crush the eye shadow into powder, then mix with petroleum jelly to make flavoured lip gloss.
Isn't that easy?
Found a lip color you love but wish it were matte? You can fix that with powder blush. Find a product that's close to your lipstick color, press it onto your lips with your finger, and you get a perfect matte lip color.
To fix a broken lipstick use a lighter to melt the bottom of the broken part then re-attach to the remaining stick. Hold in place and freeze it for an hour. Fixing a broken lipstick would make it look new too.
Always, choose the right shade that matches your skin tone, after all, you wouldn't want the USP of your make up turning into an epic fail. Because when it comes to admiring someone's face, lips are the centre of attraction.
Apply a thin layer of balm on your lips before applying lipstick to keep lips hydrated. This will keep them hydrated. Here are before and after images of doing so.
Choose a lip liner color that is darker than your lipstick color. Outline your lips using this lip liner, then fill your lips in with your lipstick. Blend everything together by applying a clear gloss and Voila- you have that perfect ombre lip color.
Plump up your pout and get those perfect fuller Kylie Jenner lips by following these two simple steps:
1.Use a lip liner in a shade slightly darker than your lipstick
2. Overdraw the line and apply foundation and top it off with a gloss.
If you're having trouble removing that really stubborn matte lipstick, use some Vaseline on a tissue.
I hope these hacks must have helped every reader out there.