Lip liner, once regarded as a '90s trend, has now become an essential step of any makeup routine. It can enhance the appearance of your lips, making them look fuller or ensuring your favorite formula stays put. However, like any makeup product, some may find lip liner daunting. If that's the case for you, don't worry – we're sharing some tips to make incorporating lip liner into your routine a breeze. Check them out, below.
While selecting a lip liner that closely matches your lipstick is a typical approach, this technique is only best if you aim to create an outline that locks in your lipstick formula. If you want a fuller-looking pout, opting for a contrasting lip liner shade is best. For instance, if you're wearing a light pink lipstick, you could use LUNA MAGIC's Ipsy Exclusive Lip Liner in 'Besitos' to create a striking contrast that instantly volumizes your lips.
When choosing a liner that matches your natural lip color for a no-makeup makeup look, be mindful of your skin's undertones. You'll want to select a shade that complements your complexion instead of working against it.
LIP LINER AS A BASE
Sometimes your lip liner could be the perfect base for your favorite clear or neutral gloss. After outlining, pencil in the rest of your lips. You'll be surprised by how flattering it will look, especially with a mid-tone brown like our Ipsy Exclusive Lip Liner in 'Mamcita' or 'Bonita' for a mauve. Also, lip liners typically have great staying power, so they could also serve as a primer for your lipstick, working to make your formula last longer.
Use short, light strokes to line your lips, starting from the center and working outwards. Pero cuidado, avoid going too far beyond your lip line for a more natural, balanced look.
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