Lip treatment products have one of the oldest histories in the world of cosmetics. Lipstick was used in Egypt’s first dynasty between 3100 and 2907 B.C., making it the first known type of makeup, and its popularity continued for centuries. Italian women in the European Renaissance also wore lip stain, mixing cochineal, sandalwood, and cinnabar with wax and grease to make lip and cheek stain. The tips for beautiful lips you might have received from those resourceful ladies are much different from the tips for beautiful lips we offer today. Check out these tips for beautiful lips in the 21st century.
- Prep Your Pout- Exfoliate your lips by rubbing them with a damp washcloth. A mixture of honey and sugar is also excellent for producing kissably smooth lips, but it should only be used once every week or so. Follow up with a lip primer to prevent your color from feathering and bleeding.
- Plan Your Finish- It takes a little experimentation to decide which formula is for you. Matte products tend to be long-lasting, but sometimes dry out your lips. Creamy formulas usually hydrate, but don’t last quite as long. Longwearing formulas got a bad wrap, but they’re much more comfortable than they used to be. Try a few and see what works!
- Form an Orderly Line- Long lasting lip liners will neutralize your natural pinkness and provide a more defined look to your lips. Exaggerate your cupid’s bow a little, and make the line at the bottom of your bottom lip thicker than the rest.
- Don’t Rub It In- Brushing your lipstick on will help it last much longer. Use a small brush to carefully paint color onto your lips
- Blot It Out- Instead of putting the tissue between your lips and pressing down, get a more even blot by using your fingers to gently press the tissue to your lips.
- Lock It Down- Use a brush to dust setting powder over your lips, then re-apply and re-blot on top of the powder. This will lock your makeup on all day.
- Stop the Spots- To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, put your index finger in your mouth, close your lips around it, and pull it out.
- Let It Shine- Use a dab of highlighter or white eyeliner on your cupid’s bow to make it stand out.
Which Shade Is For You?
- Fair-skinned maidens are best suited to blue-red shades.
- Olive-skinned vixens tend to look best in orange-reds.
- Dark-skinned beauties are best at rocking burgundy reds.
The perfect red lip takes a little work, but anyone can pull it off. No, really! Wear it with confidence and you’re sure to turn heads. References.