Preparations for Using a Lip Liner
Applying lip liner properly can be challenging even for users of expert makeup. If done properly, lipstick on the lips can look better, prevents color from fading, prevents lipstick from spreading out from the lip line, defines lips more clearly, and accentuates strengths or hides lip deficiencies. To keep your lips sparkling, you can use lip gloss that you made yourself. Save your artificial lip gloss in Lip Gloss Containers.
If you don’t have an exfoliating balm or scrub (can be bought at a pharmacy or facial products store), you can exfoliate your lips by applying a moisturizing lip balm and then rubbing it with a clean toothbrush. Some experts don’t recommend exfoliating the lips because they can cause small tears on the skin of the lips, making them dry and cracked in the long run. Having healthy, moist lips is better than exfoliating, but if dead skin cells accumulate on the lips, exfoliating is a quick way to make the surface smoother.
Moisturize lips. Before applying another product to the lips, apply a light moisturizing lip balm. Make sure this product is not too sticky to be absorbed by the lips, instead of sticking to it. If your lips are dry or chapped, it will be difficult to frame it with a lip liner well, especially if you want to color the inside of the lips with a liner as well.
Choose the color of your lip liner. Choose the color of the lip liner based on what your plans are. If you want to wear red lipstick, use a red liner; if you want your lips to look natural, choose a soft nude or pink liner. Sharpen your lip liner. Always sharpen the lip liner before using it. Sharp products can provide good, solid lines. If the lip liner is blunt, the pencil wood part is closer to the surface of the lips and if there are splinters of wood sticking out, your lips can be scratched. Warm the lip liner. Before using the lip liner, warm the edges by drawing a line over the back of the hand.