Earlier this week, we gathered information for anyone who was thinking about having a lip augmentation. Today, we will be discussing the endless possibilities of how to achieve the perfect set of lips WITHOUT surgery or injections. But first you have to ask yourself what are the perfect lips. Society has set our standards of beauty to not fit everyone.
There is hope! In order to begin your personal quest of achieving drop dead gorgeous lips, you have to first understand your lip shape. Below is a collection of lip shapes. View the charts and try to pinpoint which type of lips you may have. Although there are several different lip shapes, the most common ones are pointed plump lips, thin round lips and round plump lips. The easiest way to determine which category your lips fit into is to grab a lip liner and outline the outer portion of your lips. Do not fill in the lip liner with anything. Just spend a moment to examine the outer shape of your lips.
THE ITEMS YOU WILL NEED:
- LIP LINER
- LIP MOISTURISER (CHAP STICK)
- LIP COLOR
- LIP GLOSS (OPTIONAL)
Please keep in mind as you are practicing to have fantastic lips that everyone is different. The lips that your friend has could very well be your worst nightmare on you. Everything about us down to our bond structure, make us individually unique. Borrowing another person's exact make-up routine could be detrimental and unattractive. The point of this brief tutorials is for you to grasp what looks best on YOU!
FIND A LIP LINER THAT FITSYOUR SHADE!
There is no reason why anyone should spend a fortune on lip liner. If you are looking for lip liner the most cost friendly places to go are your local neighborhood drugstore, such as Walgreens, CVS and even Walmart. Places like Sephora, Mac and individual make-up counters at the mall can become quite pricey. Since it is highly recommended that you try on the shade prior to buying it, stores like Sephora and Mac are excellent for allowing you to immediately try on the color you are looking for. If you are not happy, you do not have to buy it. They also provide plenty of beauty consultants for your own personal resources.
The only issue with buying make-up at a drugstore is that there is no ability to try the shade on. You should always know your shade prior to purchasing an item. HOWEVER, regardless of where you choose to purchase your items, 99% of these drugstores are amazing. And 99.9% of any make-up store will allow you to return an item, even AFTER you have opened it. Do not be shy! If you do not like something ...RETURN IT!
WHAT SHADE IS BEST FOR YOU?
In order to determine which shade is the most pleasing, gently take a lip liner and draw a small mark on the back of your hand. You will immediately be able to tell if this is a color that works for you. If you are looking for a more neutral look, try not to go for dark lip liners unless you intend to off set it with another shade of lip color.
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MOISTURIZE THOSE LIPS!
Moisturising your lips will ensure that your products last longer. If your skin is dry or scaly, the make-up has a greater potential to not last as long. Also, dry lips never appear attractive. Chap stick can do the trick for this. This is an essential, especially during the winter months when our lips tend to get extra dry.
LINE THOSE LIPS!
This goes back to the initial statement in the beginning. Lining your lips can not only help you determine your lip shape, but if you have very thin lips and would like the illusion of plumper lips, liner is the way to go. Start by making sure the liner is sharpened. Trace the outer corners of your lips, softly with a lip liner. After you have finished lining your lips, they should resemble the picture captured above.
SIDE NOTE: If you already have full lips, lip liner is not necessary. Also, stay away from items that could cause your lips to look twice the size. Big lips are gorgeous, but as we have all seen, there can be a very fine line....
BUTTER THOSE LIPS UP!
Whether you decide to use a lip color or gloss, make sure you apply enough on both top and bottom. Do not be generous to your lip color. Apply enough on the entire lip. If you have any questions about which color will best suit you, please refer back to STEP TWO. The same rules apply about store policies and the ability to try on the make-up at certain places. If the lip color that you get does not have shine, try using a lip gloss to put on after the lip stick. Most of the time this is a little extra work so it is always best to purchase a lip color or lip stick that already has a natural shine. You can apply lip color or stick using a liner or the actual lip stick tube.
PRESS LIPS TOGETHER!
This will help even out the color and give you the desired lips you want!
HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR LIPS!
HOW TO CREATE THE
PERFECT LIP SHAPE!
- HOW TO DEFINE THE SHAPE OF YOUR LIP!
- HOW TO APPLY LIP STICK!
- LIPSTICK AND LIP GLOSS, HOW TO GET THE RIGHT SHADE!
- HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIPSTICK FOR YOU!
- HOW TO PUT ON LIP LINER!
- HOW TO GET SOFT LIPS!
- 5 TIPS FOR MAINTAINING HEALTHY LIPS!
- LIP AUGMENTATION, EDUCATION 101
- WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE!
- WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIPSTICK TO SAVE MONEY!?
- VISIT OUR BEAUTY SECTION!