to Create A Basic Lip Design
Anytime, any place, anywhere, here's a mistake-proof way to
create great-looking lips in no time. All you need to do is
follow the procedure as illustrated below. Your Tools: Pick
your favourite lipstick or lip-gloss, a freshly sharpened
lip pencil in the same shade --or a beige or neutral shade
and a lip brush.
Now, outline your lips perfectly
with these simple steps:
1. First create an outline by dotting your lips with a pencil
at the main areas i.e. one at the edge of each corner on either
side of your upper lip. Then, add two more dots --one at each
of the twin peaks (the crests) in the middle of the upper
2. Now connect your dots - first, connecting the dot on each
corner up to the dot on the crest on the same side. Then,
connecting the 2 dots on both crests together, to completely
outline the top lip.
3. Outline, starting from the middle of your lower lip, lining
outward three-quarters of the way to the corners, stopping
right before you get to the corners.
4. Fill in with lipstick or lip-gloss, using your lip brush
to apply colour evenly. Blend any visible edges of your pencil
lines with lipstick, using your lip brush to apply and blend.
Some Useful Tips
The best lip colour fixative is a thin layer of Chapstick.
The formula holds lip colour like crazy as it heals and
protects. Powder is also a good lip colour fixative.
longer wear, blot lips after applying lipstick to set
colour and remove excess. Add a thin layer of loose or
pressed powder, then apply colour again.
down too much shine by holding a single-ply tissue to
your lips and pressing a little loose powder through it
- just enough will sift through the tissue to adhere to
colour and reduce the shine.
Keep matte lip colour from drying your lips - use a lip
primer or lip colour fixative before you apply the matte