While many people see their eyes as the focal point of any makeup look, your lips can be just as stunning and alluring. They can don a bold color that pops against your skin, they can be multi-toned, and with a few tweaks to your makeup application, the shape of your pout can change as well. One of the greatest ways to really make your lips noticeable is by wearing a lip liner. A liner can accentuate the edge of your mouth, help create depth and most importantly, keep your lip color in place as part of long-lasting wear.
We all may be guilty of purchasing way too many lipsticks (how can you not want to try every shade?), but buying a lip liner to match each isn’t as common. So here is a little trick: Still follow the rules of lipstick application to ensure your pout looks plump and pretty instead of dry and dismal, but instead of frantically trying to match your liner to your lipstick, grab your highlighter!
Right before you apply lip color, line the outer edge of your lips with a highlighter stick. You’ll want one that has a waxy base similar to your invisible or colored lip liners because it will create a barrier and prevent lipstick from bleeding. While a face highlighter works, try a brow highlighting pencil like Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Matte Highlighter. Matte brow highlighter tends to be thin like a lip liner, which will aid in precision application. Use a slightly shimmery one if you’re really wanting to accentuate your Cupid’s bow.
Once you’ve applied highlighter around your lips, smooth out any harshness against your skin, blending away from your lips. Glide your favorite lipstick on and finish by pursing your lips together, and with your ring finger, clean up any remaining highlighter lines. With this trick your lips will look illuminated, you won’t fret over not having the right liner shade and your color will stay put! Wins all around!
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