Earlier this year, Gerard Cosmetics introduced our new lip liners. Do you know how to use lip pencils correctly? Let’s get to the point with a list of tips and guidelines for lining your lips. Follow it and it will make you smile!
Let’s begin by saying your makeup choices are just that—YOUR CHOICE. It’s always fun to go with what’s trending, but if the look doesn’t accentuate your natural beauty, think twice and choose again.
Below are some of the tips we’ve garnered from makeup experts and beauty vloggers.
Is Black Lip Liner a good choice?
Lip liner should never be darker than your lipstick. That being said, even though it is a current trend, using black liner with a light color or frosted pink lipstick might not be your best choice. The contrast is stark and many find it unattractive.
In order to be the best compliment, liner should be one shade darker than your natural lip color, or a shade darker or lighter than your favorite gloss or lipstick. Beauty experts say your safest bet is a neutral, natural looking liner. Apply, then buff with your fingers.
Careful! Don’t Overdraw your lip lines
If you want to plump up your lips, overdrawing lip lines is NOT the way to do it. Enhance, but avoid excessively exaggerating your lips. Tracing your natural lip line is the way to go. You can also draw ever so slightly above it.
Play up your Cupid’s Bow
That sexy little peak in the middle of your top lip is your Cupid’s Bow. First, shape your Cupid’s Bow, concentrating on the ‘V’ in the middle. Then blend the lines.
Use Liner as color
Lip liner is versatile. It can multi-task as both a definer and a matte lip color. It stays no longer than lip gloss or lipstick so it’s a good base.
You might think you always need lip liner when you wear lipstick. Beauty experts say you don’t. You can use a lipstick brush to apply lipstick as a lip liner for a soft and beautiful result.
AVOID THIS MISTAKE!
You defeat the purpose of using lip liner if you end up with “Ring around the mouth.” This big mistake occurs when you apply lip liner is not blending it. After outlining the natural lip line and be sure to blend after application. Do this so when the lipstick wears off, you are left with a natural color on the lips and not just an outline.
Lip Pencils, Lip Cremes, lipstick and gloss—
Visit GerardCosmetics.com and click on the SHOP drop-down box to find all of these luscious lip products. If you’ve only been using lipstick, try lip gloss, and if you love gloss, give the Supreme Lip Creme’s a try. Have fun!
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Southern California innovator and CEO of Gerard Cosmetics, Jennifer Gerard, wheeled her home teeth whitening company, Whitening Lightning onto the teeth whitening scene in 2010. Whitening Lightning became an international rage among celebrities, entertainers, and their fans. In 2014 sister company, Gerard Cosmetics took center stage. Beauty experts around the world are thrilled and impressed by the quality of these fine cosmetic products. Visit our website to watch a collection of demo videos.