I am a big fan of lipsticks and I love experimenting with lip colors and textures! In this post I am giving you 5 Beauty Hacks to transform your Lipstick and get the most from it! Want to make your lipstick last longer? Like matte lipsticks but don’t always find the right shades in matte finish? Want to make small lips look fuller? Read on to find out simple tricks and tips to address your lipstick woes!
Tip 1 : How to make any Lipstick Matte
Big fan of matte lipsticks? You can convert any lipstick to a matte finish by lightly blotting the lips with a tissue to take away the shine. You could also dab a little loose powder on the lips through the tissue to further mattify the lip color! This works best with pigmented lipstick as blotting down sheer lipstick takes most of the color away. You can always blot and reapply and then blot again to intensify the color!
Tip 2 : How to Tone down a Bold Lip color
A nude lipstick or a concealer is a great way to tone down or dilute a bold color. After applying the lipstick, just dab a little concealer/foundation or lighter lipstick on the lips and rub your lips together to mix the shades (you could also use your fingers). The addition of a paler color will instantly tone down the bright color!
Tip 3 : How to make Lipstick last longer
Are you one of those women whose lipstick doesn’t last? Here’s a simple step – layer the color! There are several ways to do this. You could use a matching lip liner under your lipstick not just to line your pencil but use it all over the lips as a base for your lipstick. This will make the color last much longer! You could also use the blot and reapply technique – apply one swipe of lipstick, blot it down to a stain by dabbing the lipstick with a tissue and then reapply the color. Do this 2-3 times and you lipstick will last for hours and hours!
Tip 4 : How to Multi-task using your Lipstick
Did you know that lipsticks can double up as cream blush/cheek stain? Just dab a little bit of the color from the bullet onto your finger tip and blend it on your cheeks for an instant flush! Whenever you are in doubt about what blush to wear with a certain lipstick, just use the lipstick as a cream blush and your cheeks will now coordinate with your lipstick! This tip is also great for when you are traveling and don’t want to carry too many makeup products.
Tip 5 : How to make your lips look bigger or smaller
If you have big lips that you want to play down, stick to slightly darker colors and matte finishes. If you have smaller lips that you want to emphasize, use lighter colors and glossier finishes. You can also use a lip liner to alter your lip line slightly. To make lips look smaller, line your lips slightly inside your natural line and vice-versa for smaller lips! Just make sure to not go too far from your natural lip line to avoid looking clownish!
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope you found these tips useful! Do share your lipstick related tricks and tips in the comments below! [/note]