How To Apply Lipstick The Right Way For Black Girls

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I am sure you ladies will agree that lipsticks are the “go-to” makeup for a lot of us when we quickly want to pull our look together. There’s nothing like a little lipstick to brighten your face and add polish to your look. You don’t want it on your teeth, though, and you probably wish it didn’t wear off quite so fast.

But having said that, let me tell you that not everybody knows how to apply lipstick properly. Like it fading as soon as you applied it or when you found it bleeding on the outside of your mouth and onto your teeth. Does this sounds familiar? Well, for those of you struggling to master this art, we are here to help you out with these simple ways to apply lipstick perfectly.

Things Needed:
A nourishing lip balm/ lip conditioner
A lip liner
Concealer
Compact powder
Your favorite lipstick

Prep Your Lips
Exfoliate with a soft, damp toothbrush and keep hydrated by applying a nourishing lip balm. This will help give you an even application of lipstick.

Use a lip liner
To define your natural lip line and to prevent your lipstick from getting messy, use a good lip liner to define, reshape and perfect the contours of the lips.Choose a color that matches your lips, not your lipstick. Before drawing a line with the lip pencil, begin by dotting it at various points along the outline of your lips. Then, drawing very lightly, use the liner to connect the dots.

Apply lipstick
Pick up the lipstick and apply the color, starting at the center of the upper lip and moving outward toward one corner. Bring the lipstick back to the center and run it outward toward the other corner. Repeat with the lower lip. To fill in any missing color, dab the lipstick with your pinky, then dot the color onto your lips with the finger.

Blot your lips
To blot, which will make lipstick last longer and keep it off your teeth, take a facial tissue and fold it in half. Hold it in two hands, with the fold facing you, then bring it between your lips and press your lips together gently. Release. To make lipstick last even longer, dust a little powder on the tissue before blotting

Tips: Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips. They tend to make lips look smaller.
If you have dry lips, you may not want to use matte lipsticks since they tend to dry your lips even more. Look for moisturizing lipsticks that also condition your lips.

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