Line the Perfect Lips - Without feeling like you need to join the circus
Posted on December 31 2016
Lip Liner is a must. Not only does it make your lips look bigger and fuller, it prevents lipstick from from bleeding and feathering off your lips. Think of it as a tiny lip-shaped fence.
This is a super easy trick I learned way too late in life. I never used to wear lip liner but now I never let my lips go un-lined. Seriously, I'm so ashamed of the un-lined lips of my past. How did I get anyone to go home with me, ever? Okay, enough of my over-dramatized past lip mistakes, here you go:
- Make an "X" in the center of cupid's bow (yes that's what it's called, I don't make this shit up). This is going to be how you get that coveted definition at the top of your lips.
- line the outer corners of your lips making sure you don't go past your natural lip line.
- Line the very bottom, center part of your lip. Do not over-compensate here! This is where, if you don't follow your natural lip line, you are going to look like you had a run-in with a vacuum cleaner hose.
- Line the rest of your outer lips connecting the lines you made in steps 1-3.
For extra long-lasting lipstick fill in your entire lips with the liner before applying lipstick.