The Lowdown On Liquid Lipstick

July 28, 2015

For super bright lipstick that blots down into the prettiest stains, liquid lipstick could be perfect for you. Liquid lipstick can rightfully lay claim to colour with high pigmentation and long wear, in a liquid form with a brush or doe-foot applicator.

Some things to look for:

  • Pigmentation
  • Longevity
  • Moisturising
  • Bleeding/transfer
  • Build-ability
  • Value for money

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In particular, when choosing a liquid lipstick you’ll want one that epitomises everything the product stands for – a formulation offering an intense, long-lasting colour with a matte (non-shiny) finish. However, despite it’s advantages it can be difficult to work with and patchy colour and flaky lips looks bad on just about everyone. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give this miracle product a try, with the right application tips you can wear a fun, bold colour and not have to worry about touch ups during the day.

Because liquid lipstick is more densely pigmented, harder to spread, and thicker, it stains quickly. For easier application lined and hydrated lips is best and will ensure the lipstick lasts for longer durations.

Maximise hydration

Exfoliate your lips prior to application to ensure proper penetration. Blending sugar with either coconut or olive oil and massaging the mixture onto your lips in circles for 30 seconds will prepare your lips for a bright and bold lip colour.

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Make use of a lip pencil

Line and fill in your lips with a lip pencil to prevent the product from settling into the lines. Choose a lip pencil that closely matches the colour of your liquid lipstick so it won’t show through the product.

Use you magic wand

Liquid lipstick will usually come with a doe-foot wand – make sure you use it. The wand is there to offer seamless application – so you can apply it like a gloss. The easiest way to do this is to start at the middle of your lip and spread the colour outwards in both directions. Alternatively, if you want a sharp outline around your lips, you can dab a lip brush on the wand and follow the natural movement of your lips. This will create a more defined line.

By prepping your lips before you apply your colour you’ll be maximising the product and ensuring you give your lips a defined colour that will last all day.

Image via beautezine.com

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