How To Apply Lip Gloss The Right Way

[Photos] How To Apply Lip Gloss The Right Way

 Some women shy away from lip gloss because they find it messy or are unsure how to apply it, follow these lip gloss tips and you too can master the art of applying it.

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Choose the right lip gloss

First, pick a color. If you’re planning to wear lip-gloss alone, you want a color that is a few shades darker than your natural lip tone.

– Fair-skinned: light shades of pink and beige

– Medium skin tones: rose, mauve and berry

– Dark-skinned: plum, chocolate and red

Exfoliate your lips

Before applying makeup, use your toothbrush or a clean washcloth to gently scrub the lips for about 15 – 20 seconds. This is a good thing to do every day, try to make it part of your regular morning routine.When you’re done exfoliating, apply a thin layer of lip conditioner or nourishing lip balm. Let it soak in while you apply the rest of your makeup.

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Applying over lipstick

When you’re ready to apply lipstick, blot your lips to remove any remaining lip balm or wetness. Trace the natural edge of your lips with a lip pencil in a shade close to your lipstick. Gently fill in color and smudge across lips with a lip brush.Apply your lipstick starting from the center and tracing outward to each corner. Use the lip brush to spread color so that it meets the edges where you’ve applied the liner. Using your lipstick brush, dab gloss in the middle of each lip and blend outward.

Applying alone
Even if you’re using a clear gloss, it’s a good idea to line and fill your lips with a lip pencil first. Choose a nude shade or one close to the color of your lips. It will add more lasting power and give the gloss something to hold onto.