Lipstick Mistakes You Must Stop Making Now!

By: Rima Chowdhury

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend; but lipstick ranks the second to be the closest. We all are aware of the divine power of the pretty pucker. We all love wearing lipsticks, and it makes us feel beautiful and confident, isn't it?

Lipstick can easily complete your makeup look and also compliment well with your outfit. If you are a high-maintenance girl, it simply means that you are using a quite expensive bar of lipstick.

Using a super-expensive stick of lipstick surely matters, but the formula and the application methods run to take the first place in the list. A sheer shimmery lipstick might not go longer, while matte lipsticks might dry your lips out.

Different lipsticks have different stories and here we mention to you some of the common lipstick mistakes to avoid.


1. Not Exfoliating Chapped Lips Before Lipstick Application

Not exfoliating your lips before applying lipstick is the biggest mistake. Applying lipstick on dry and chapped lips can lead to patchy and parched-looking lips. In order to avoid such an appearance, you should make sure to exfoliate the lips before applying the lipstick. Prep your lips with a toothbrush or a sugar scrub and then use your lippie colour.


2. Not Hydrating The Lips Often

Not hydrating or priming your lips can be another lipstick application mistake. In order to get a smooth application and smooth-looking lips, hydration is very important. So, if you want to get a flawless look, drink lots of water and always start the application by using a primer.


3. Not Lining Your Lips Before The Lipstick Application

Using a lip liner can be a game changer for several reasons. It prevents the lipstick from bleeding and also helps your lipstick to last long. Lastly, it would give a beautiful shape to your lips and hence outlining the lips with the help of a lip liner is important.


4. Not Choosing The Right Shade

Just because a particular lipstick was looking good on your friend's lips, it does not mean it would match your skin tone as well. Not choosing the right shade of lipstick, according to your skin tone, is another lipstick crime all of us make.


5. Not Setting Your Lipstick

You can extend the life of your lipstick on the lips by setting it properly. You should use a blotting paper to set your lipstick properly or dab some powder to avoid your lipstick from melting. Dabbing some powder can also help to convert your glossy lipstick into a matte finished type.


6. Avoid Too Much Of Gloss

Some girls find happiness in wearing too much of gloss on their lips. You should avoid applying too much gloss on your lips; and if you want to add a glossy effect to your lips, dab some gloss on the center of the lips and enhance the shape properly.


7. Skipping The Corners

You should make sure that there are no white patches on the lips, especially when you are wearing a bold lipstick. Most of the women skip the corners, which looks awkward and weird. To avoid the same, open your mouth and use a thin lip brush to apply the lipstick to the corners. Give a proper touch up, so that it does not bleed.

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Story first published: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 15:00 [IST]
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