Get the perfect pout with Apple Sharma’s top tips for beautiful lips.
Lipstick is an essential that should be in every woman’s handbag. It’s the easiest way to brighten any face with a single stroke.
Say No to Crack!
Whether you’re a matte miss or a gloss gal, no lippie will look good if your lips are dry and chapped, so look after them, especially as winter creeps in.
Drink plenty of water to stop your lips from dehydrating and exfoliate every day. Many top brands carry lip exfoliators and organic products that are gentle on your kisser. You can also use a soft toothbrush or gentle scrubs – make your own by mixing sugar with some olive oil and honey.
Make it Matte-r
Bold matte lipstick is perfect for when you’re rushing out the door and don’t have time for elaborate make-up. It’s quick to apply, works best with minimal make-up and can make any face pop.
Top Tip: For a long-lasting colour – apply lipstick, blot with tissue and reapply.
Gloss it Up
Gloss sticks give your lips a dewy effect and look uber luscious. They are a bit more forgiving than their bold counterparts but it’s a slippery slope if not applied properly. Prep your lips the same way you would for a matte product. However, follow these simple rules for the perfect shine.
Pick the right kind. Whether you like sheer brights or dark glosses, remember, thicker formulas are great for high-intensity shine and last longer but are for looks only, and not kissable!
Choose the right colour. Red looks fantastic in gloss, and nude shades work best for a natural look. For those with fine lines, use a light shade that’s close to your skin tone, so even when it runs it’s not too obvious.
Don’t rub your lips together, it will push your gloss more to the outer edges and look unfinished.
Keep your lippie off your teeth by putting your index finger in your mouth and slowly pulling it out – the excess lipstick will be on your finger rather than your teeth.
Due to the sheer nature of glosses, you need to protect your skin; so apply a little sunscreen before putting the product on.
Top Tip: Pair glossy lips with glossy hair but don’t overdo either!
Three Essential Tips
1. Always apply a lip liner to stop your lipstick from bleeding.
2. Use a shade that matches your undertone for a foolproof look.
3. Remember, dark shades = thinner lips, light shades = fuller lips.