5 LIPSTICK HACKS FOR BEGINNERS
Exfoliate your lips
The key to any good lipstick look, whether it’s gloss, matte, liquid or classic, is always a clean smooth result. If lipstick is applied to flakey lips, this can create a bumpy or uneven look. This is super simple to avoid by exfoliating your lips to remove dead skin before applying any lipstick. There are many products you can use to do this, even if you need to do this on the go with homemade options, you can find some homemade options here ( our favourite is a simple mix of honey and sugar)
Ombré Lipsticks for fuller, more 3D lips
One of the main reasons we have created our lipstick line is to help people achieve fuller, more 3D lip looks easily. Using more than one colour that compliments the other in an ombre look achieves this. Just use the lighter shade of lipstick on the inner most part of your lips and blend to create this simple yet effective look. For video tutorials on this please see our instructions page here.
Use a brush to blend
If you’re struggling to effectively blend two lipsticks to create ombre look on your lips a great way to achieve this is to use a small brush. A small eye shadow brush is perfect. We suggest applying the base darker shade to your lips first directly, then apply some of the lighter shade lipstick to a eye shadow or small brush and use this to feather and defuse the lighter shade onto the inner most parts of your lips. This will also stop you getting lipstick on your fingers when ombréing!
Achieve a better colour with concealer
Sometimes if your natural lips have strong pigment or pink/red tones these can show through a lipstick and create an uneven colour on your lips. To avoid this, use your finger to pat a small amount of concealer on your lips and allow to dry before applying lipstick, this will create a even base for the lipstick to then be applied an you’ll achieve the true colour of the lipstick.
Use a Lip Liner
Use a matching colour lipstick liner to outline your lips. The effect of this simple method is a more defined lip shape but also bigger fuller lips. Simply use the lip liner to create a thin line, making sure to define the top of your lips, then apply lipstick afterwards.