Jun 21, 2012
Anytime I have tried to apply lip liner I end up looking like a clown, does anyone have any tips on how to apply lip liner??
Could you provide a pic? I don't know what you mean exactly.
Jun 22, 2012
Use it very lightly, try and match it good with your lipstick/lipgloss, rub it in a little bit, and use a bit of gloss on top
Line your lips with the tip of the liner (not a super sharp point, but not too dull) and fill in the entire lip with the lide of the pencil. This gives a uniform layer of colour that will blend easily with the lipstick, and prevent that "lip liner only" look when eating and drinking. Keep the liner on the natural lip line. Avoid overdrawing or underdrawing. This tends to be obvious if not done correctly.
add lip liner but then smooth it in a little bit with your finger to lighten it up a little
go to youtube and michelle phan has a lot of videos
also http://www,lancome,co.uk has a lot of videos from sandy linter she has a video called luscious lips and she explains how to apply lipliner and lipstick and gloss
there is one of my favourite gurus on youtube her name is
When i apply lip liner I makesure i have a perfect sharp tip to the pencil and keep the colour maching my lip colour (for nude). Kepp the liner close to your natural lip line, or if you want fuller lips go slightly over thee line on the sides (not on the cupid bow). I would say not to go over if you have naturally plump lips. Next colour in the majority of your lips so if your lip colour rubs off you are not left with just a line, and smooth this out with a lip balm. If you are adding a gloss or colour on top of the liner I would say not to put it right up to the edge as this will rub the liner off quicker and it is a pain to have to reapply over and over during the day. Hope this helped. X.
When i apply lipliner,its always sharpened and always my lip colour,line your lips or for a fuller pout go over the natural lip line and then apply your lipstick:)
have it just a tad different color
Jun 25, 2012
Instead of using lip liner, just put foundation or concealer on your lips and then add a pigmented lipstick to make the color pop. Im am an anti-lip liner. never used it, never will
Jun 26, 2012
i never really use lip liner (i often go with super natural looking lips so i can just wing it without the extra steps) but it definitely can make lips look fuller as well as help lipstick color last longer, so don't give up! =)
i think i get what you mean about looking like a clown. a lot of people are talking about it being sharpened and everything, but the point of lip liner is to provide a base that holds color, edges the lips to prevent color bleeding onto the skin, and goes to the very edge of the lips to maximize their volume. so, all this being said, it is a common misconception that lipliner should be used to trace the lips just as an eyeliner is used to trace the eye; it does't work like that. apply a somewhat sharpened (at least) lip liner to the lips at an ANGLE (so a whole side of the colored product is against the lip, not just the tip of it) just like you would a lipstick, a chapstick, etc. think of it more that way and less of something to trace a line with. stretch out your bottom lip (just like applying any lip product) and angle the whole pigmented part against it with the tip of the pencil pointed up towards your nose. then, when you do the top lip, carefully keep the point of the pencil directed towards the nose, but with the angled part of the entire tip against your lip. this will apply the product crisply, without going onto the skin.
hope this helps!
Thanks so much everyone :) i dont think i had understood what lip liner was for never mind how to use it so thanks for your tips everyone!!
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