Getting the Most out of Your Lipstick

This post is somewhat of a guinea pig. I have been interested in getting into digital photography over the past couple of years, but never really made a valiant effort. My boyfriend has a Nikon DSLR that pretty much sits on a shelf and collects dust, what a shame, I know! So I finally decided to bust it out and demo some beauty tips to get familiar with it. I am hoping this blog will be a good outlet for me to keep up with everything I learn in the photog world.. and hopefully you won’t have to suffer too much through my trial and error. 😉

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Getting the Most out of Your Lipstick

Seems basic, right? I’ve found that there is actually more to it! These are the steps I follow to get the most wear out of my lipstick either at work or a night out to prevent myself from digging in my bag every ten minutes to reapply. Hopefully you find it useful! (The lipstick I demo with is Let’s Get Naked by Rimmel London.)

Step 1. Moisturize and Exfoliate.

Especially important if you’re using a matte formula where every nook and cranny will be exposed.

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Step 2. Line and Fill.

This is the most beneficial step.Using a light hand line the outter edge of your lips, this is a nice step to add some volume to your lips too! Very slightly over draw around your cupid’s bow for a plumping effect. Then, turn the pencil on its side and lightly shade your lips with the liner.

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Step 3.  Apply Lipstick.

I find that if you “pat” in the lipstick, rather than simply running it over your lips, it helps lock in the color better.

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Step 4. Highlight.

This is another tip to fake a full pout. Apply a matte nude liner to your cupid’s bow and just under the center of your bottom lip. Don’t forget to blend it in, don’t want a suspicious white line across your face! A shimmery highlighter works nice too, I like Watt’s Up by Benefit as an all over face highlighter.

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Step 5. Gloss.

Not always necessary, but if you have one in a complimentary shade it adds an extra oomph.

DSC_0812And there ya have it! Pretty simple. Hopefully I’ll get a little more adventurous with my camera skills in the coming posts!

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