Lipsticks are the most commonly used lip make-up. They come in a variety of colours. The colour you use should harmonise not only with the rest of the make-up but with your attire and with the rest of you as well. Remember pale skins would need soft colours while darker skins can carry off the more vibrant shades. Most lipsticks consist of a fatty base to ensure that the product stays firm and solid. At the same time, efforts are made to make the product soft enough to cover the lips smoothly and with the minimum of pressure.
Knowing your skin tone will help you determine which red lip colour is best for you. If you wear a lot of dark or smoky eye or bright coloured makeup, then don’t buy something that stands out too much. So just look at the skin colour and your wardrobe and the rest of your makeup.
Use a lip brush to apply lipstick; this gives you more control over direction. Relax your mouth so that it is slightly open and brush on colour from the corners to the middle point of both lips. Press lips gently with a tissue, but be careful not to smudge the colour or to remove too much. Then brush on more colour to create a deeper effect.
Do make sure it’s not too warm. It will break very easily if it is. In the summer, I keep mine in the fridge. Only roll up about 1/2 inch. If you don’t like the point, you can simply cut it off and put it in a small jar and use a lip brush so it’s not wasted.
Do not match your Matte Lipstick to your eyeshadow or clothing. Choose the best colour for you based on your skin and hair colouring! Try using a lip brush. If the lipstick colour doesn’t show up on the brush then try putting a little bit of lipgloss on the brush and then get the lipstick on it.
The perfect lipstick
Exfoliate lips. You can simply do this by dipping an old tooth brush in a bit of vaseline and gently scrubbing your lips with it. Your lips will be softer and plump.
Dab a bit of foundation or concealer on your lips. A little goes a long way so just apply the tiniest bit on. Make sure that you pat it on, rather than rub it in. Blend it outward to the rest of the skin around your lips for the most natural look.
Apply lip gloss over lipstick or alone. Remember that gloss would emphasize and therefore make your lips appear to be fuller.Women with extra-full lips, should use lip gloss very sparingly.