How to: Perfect your Pout
‘Tis the season of rocking a bold lip! Winter is a great time to be a bit more daring with your lip color choices. With that being said, it’s important to have a smooth surface for your lipstick to be applied to.
Chapped lips + Lipstick are a big NO-NO!
For me, just applying a lip balm before my lipstick, isn’t enough. I like to go one step further and really make sure that my lips are as smooth as possible before applying any color to them. While I mainly use the following techniques for when I’m applying a darker lip color, they can be used to help your chapped lips too!
1. The Baby Wipe Technique
Simply take a baby wipe and swipe it back and forth on your lower lip 3-5x, and repeat on your upper lip. Wait until your lips have dried before applying lip balm & lipstick.
This is the easiest and least expensive way to prep your lips for lip color!
2.) The Vaseline and Toothbrush Technique
You will need:
- An Old Toothbrush
- A Washcloth or Towel
Apply the same amount of vaseline as you would toothpaste to your toothbrush. Next, take the toothbrush and gently move it in a back and forth motion on your upper & lower lips for 20 seconds (10 on lower, 10 on upper). Now, move the toothbrush in circular motions on your upper & lower lips, once again for 20 seconds (10 on lower, 10 on upper). Once lips are smooth, use a washcloth/towel to wipe off the excess vaseline.
*The amount of time you scrub your lips for, is up to you! It could be less than 20 seconds, it could be more … It’s all about personal preference!
This is my favorite technique to use. Not only am I achieving luscious lips, I’m also plumping them as well! How can you pass up bigger lips in seconds?! Channel your inner Kylie Jenner, and try this technique out.
3. Using a Lip Scrub
The lip scrub I’m currently using is the Bubble Gum Scrub from Lush Cosmetics. After applying the desired amount of product to my lips, I rub them together until smooth, and then lick off the excess.
*Using a scrub is an easy way to get smooth lips fast, but be warned that they can be messy!
Don’t want to splurge on buying a lip scrub? Make one of your very own, at home! I found a great article : Say Goodbye to Chapped Lips With These 23 Homemade Lip Scrubs from Brit & Co with awesome DIY recipes for your at home scrub. Definitely check it out.
Make sure to apply your favorite lip balm after each of these techniques. I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you try any of my techniques, be sure to let me know. Have a favorite holiday lip color? Share it with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!