10 Lipstick tips and hacks every girl needs to know about

Every girl wants to have luscious, kissable lips, but what you don’t want is for your lipstick to be letting you down. So, we’ve compiled a list of our top ten handy tips and hacks to help you get the most out of your lipstick and get fabulous looking lips, every time.

1. Keep your lips exfoliated

If you have dry lips, then you will need to exfoliate them to remove the dry and flaky skin before you apply any lipstick. Rub your lips gently with some sugar and Shea butter (or olive oil), and this will exfoliate the skin and moisturise your lips at the same time.

2. How to stop feathering

To stop your lipstick bleeding and feathering, apply some clear foundation around the outside of your mouth before you apply the lipstick. This will help to seal off the fine lines in your skin and stop the lipstick bleeding into them.

3. Blot between coats

Always apply two coats of lipstick and blot between applications. Blotting your lips will help remove excess oil from your lips and it will make the lipstick last for much longer.

4. How to get your lipstick the same colour as on the packaging

If your lipstick never looks the same shade that is on the packaging, then that could be because the natural colour of your lips is showing through the lipstick; if you have particularly rosy lips, then apply some concealer first and you will get the same colour of lipstick as you were expecting.

5. How to fix a broken lipstick

If your lipstick breaks, then you can easily fix it by gently heating both ends with a lighter and placing them back together again. Don’t hold the lighter to your lipstick for too long, though, or you’ll end up with a sticky mess!

6. How to keep lipstick off your teeth

After you have applied your lipstick, pop one finger in your mouth, wrap your lips around it and then pull your finger out again. This will remove any lipstick that got onto the inside of your lips, so it won’t come off on your teeth.

7. Make lipstick last for longer

You can make any lipstick last for longer by giving it a light dusting of translucent powder to lock in the colour.

8. Make your lips look larger

To make your lips look larger with lipstick, apply one shade of lipstick over your lips. Then, apply a lighter shade of lipstick that is in the same colour family in the centre of your lips only. This will create the impression that your lips are larger than they really are.

9. Prefect your cupids bow

To get the perfect cupids bow, draw an “X” in the in the middle of your top lip and then, line to lips and fill them in. This will help you to get the right shape and it will help the lipstick stick to your lips.

10. Find the perfect nude shade for you

The best way to select a nude shade of lipstick that will suit your own skin tone is to go for a shade that is just one or two shades darker than your skin. You can also try a shade with a hint of pink, if you are fair skinned or a hint of orange, if you have lightly darker skin.

What are your favorite lipstick tips and beauty hacks?

Stay pretty!

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