There are a hundred ways to apply your lipstick… well, maybe not, but we’d like to imagine. But, if there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that there are so many beauty secrets involving lipstick. Here are some genius beauty secrets that even makeup artists swear by.
Beauty secrets for your lips
Beauty secret #1: Use foundation to avoid stained lips. Dark lips are getting more and more popular these days. And, with deep colors, your lips can end up getting stained. To avoid this, put foundation or concealer on your lips before applying your lipstick.
Beauty secret #2: Use brown lipstick for, well, everything. One of the most clever beauty secrets is to carry around a brown or bronze colored lipstick. It can double as eyeshadow or contour. This way, you don’t always have to carry around tons of makeup just to touch up during the day!
Beauty secret #3: Use a wet toothbrush to scrub your lips. Always make sure your lips are smooth to avoid patchy or cracked lipstick, especially when you’re using liquid matte lipstick. Use a wet toothbrush to gently scrub your lips before applying lipstick.
Beauty secret #4: You can use lipstick as a blush. One of our favorite and most genius beauty secrets is to use lipstick as blush. You can put it directly onto your cheeks, but that’s a bit tricky to blend. Instead, you could mix your lipstick with sunscreen before rubbing it onto your cheeks. This surprisingly stays on for a pretty long time!
Beauty secret #5: Use eyebrow wax around your lips. Don’t keep it there, though! Just use the wax to make sure you don’t color beyond the lines. Of course, lip contouring is always an option so you don’t have to wipe off the wax every single time!
Beauty secret #6: Use highlighter for gloss. If you don’t like the sticky feeling of some lip glosses, you can opt to take highlighter or shimmer and dab it on the center of your lips. This will make your lips look more plump. The plus side? Shimmers and highlighters stay on longer than your typical glosses.
Beauty secret #7: Make sure nothing is on your teeth. Excess lipstick can easily transfer onto your teeth. After applying lipstick, stick your finger into your mouth, and then pull it out. This should remove any excess lipstick that could potentially stain your teeth. No awkward smiles here!
Beauty secret #8: Don’t waste your lipsticks by DIYing. It’s very rare to use ALL of the lipstick in the tube. Typically, you’re left with a few millimeters of lipstick left inside that tiny, tiny space. To save yourself some money, get any clean tool to scoop it out, then place the lipstick “scoops” into an empty pill box. You can then use a lip brush to dip into this “recycled” lipstick. You’ll be surprised at how many times you can still use the remaining product!
Beauty secret #9: Clean up your lips with concealer. Many makeup artists are loving the clean, sharp lipstick look. The only way to achieve this is by using concealer to clean up the edges.