Let us begin the makeup routine by choosing a high-quality lip liner. You can invest in the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Never Say Never – 1 ea. This lip pencil is enriched with rich pigments and gives a velvety matte look. This non-drying, long-lasting lip product is infused with emollients for giving your lips a creamy texture. It is infused with a combination of exclusive silicones to help the color to last for hours. You can use this product for outlining your lips or for filing up your entire lips.
Steps for Application of the Matte Pencil Lip Liner
#1. Clean Your Face: It is a good idea to start your makeup on a fresh and clean face. Begin by scrubbing your face clean with a moisturizing cleanser. You can try the Albolene Scented Moisturizing Cleanser. This face cleanser is effective in removing dirt, makeup and whatever leftover mascara and lipstick there is on your face. It helps in scrubbing the face clean leaving behind no dryness.
#2. Use a Lip-Scrub: If you plan to use matt lip color you should use a lip-scrub to remove dead cells from the surface of your skin. Matt makeup can cause dry patches on your skin and hence it is best to use a scrub before applying the matte lip color.
#3. Apply a Moisturizer: After exfoliating dead cells from the surface of your lips, you should apply a moisturizer on it. You can apply a lip balm for nourishing your lips before applying the lipstick and pre-lip liner.
#4. Prepare Your With a Primer: Apply a little primer on your lips for creating a smooth base for the application of the matte lip liner.
#5. Outline Your Lips: After application of the lip-primer, choose the lip pencil liner of your desired shade and outline the edges of the lips. If you desire more pouted lips you can draw a fake lip line outside your natural lip line. Use the pointed tip of your lip pencil liner upwards and its side on your lips. By doing so, you can draw the outline of your lips and fill it up with the same color at the same time. After outlining the lips, fill it up with the same color or another product. Avoid drawing hard lines. Remember that while applying makeup to your face using gentle strokes.
#6: Apply the Lipstick: For a more bold and intense look layer your lip liner with your lipstick. Choose a lipstick color that blends well with the color of your lip liner. Begin applying the lipstick from the center of the upper lips. Work the lipstick from the center of the lips to the outer edges of your lips following your lip’s natural contour.
#7. Make Use of Concealer for Touch Up: To cover the minor makeup flaws you should use a concealer. To make up for minor flaws you do not have to start all over again. With a concealer, you can cover up almost any makeup flaws.
#8. Use an Illuminating Highlighter: If you want your matt lips to pop, make sure the rest of your face has a shining glow. You can impart the right amount of luster or glow to your skin with the help of an illuminating highlighter. Apply a small portion of the highlighter on the center of the cupid’s bow and gently scrub it well on your face for the perfect glow.
Thus, sport the perfect lip makeup by knowing the tricks of applying lip liner and lipstick and pack oodles of charm to your face.