Step 1: Exfoliate
Don't underestimate just how important this step is! Even if your lips feel smooth most liquid lipsticks will dry them out and accentuate those dry flaky bits. There are a ton of different exfoliators out there but I like the sugar based ones.
Step 2: Moisturize.
As counterintuitive as it seems, this step is essential! Moisturizing will not only make you feel more comfortable throughout the day but it it also prolong the wear of your lipstick. Apply a thick layer of lip balm after you exfoliate and let it soak in for a few minutes. Another trick is to use an under eye cream on your lips before your lipstick, it'll help smooth out any fine lines and provide deeper moisturization.
Step 3: Lip Liner
Lining and filling in your lips with a colour that matches your lipstick exactly will help prolong your colour. This is important especially along the inside of your mouth where moisture collects. For a natural look, draw along on your lip line, but feel free to overdraw a bit, we don't judge.
Step 4: Colour!
Finally, you get to apply your lip colour. Choosing the right liquid lipstick for you takes a bit of experimentation; you might prefer a more liquid consistency, or a mousy texture. you might prefer traditional doe-foot applicators or like me, a tiny detail brush and the back of your hand, it all comes down to finding out what works for you and what helps you achieve your perfect shape. And as for colour, that’s allll you. With the liquid lipstick trend at an all time high, you're bound to find the perfect tube(s) for you!
Step 5: Experiment
The best part about wearing a lipstick that lasts approximately forever means you can experiment without fear of it ending up on your forehead by the end of the day. I recently wore The Kylie Lip Kit in True Brown K
, which is a deep vampy brown on my skin tone and I felt the most confident I have ever felt in a colour like that, because I knew it wasn't going to budge. Check out Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks
for outrageous colours or go to your nearest NYX store and pick up some Lip Lingerie
for your perfect nude.