As you’ve probably noticed in my tutorials, one of the first things I usually do before I dive into applying make up is put on lip balm. Although it may seem a bit odd to the unsuspecting eye, I’ve found that it’s the most effective and timely way to hydrate my lips. I find that letting my lip balm set in while I do my makeup is the best way to create the perfect foundation for any lip color you’ll add to complete your look. We all want luscious lips, and the last thing you want to do is apply lipstick or lip liner to dry, chapped lips.
By applying chapstick or lip balm first, the product will have adequate time to soak into your lips, creating a smooth, supple base for whatever lip look you may be creating. Your lipstick will glide on smoothly, and it won’t look uneven. If you apply any sort of hydrating product right before lipstick, your lips won’t actually be able to absorb any of the moisture. It’ll also create a strange mixture of balm and lipstick that has a goopy consistency, which isn’t ideal for smooth, kissable lips.
Do you have a favorite lip balm that you apply before the rest of your makeup? Tell me what they are, and I’ll post a product roundup of your faves!
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