Monday June 24, 2019
Home Lead Story Worried About...

Worried About How To Use Lip Liner Perfectly? Follow Few Steps

Bhavya Sharma, Beauty and make up expert at lists down few ways to get the lip linear right

Worried About Using Lip Liner Perfectly? Follow Few Steps
Worried About Using Lip Liner Perfectly? Follow Few Steps

Using a lip liner seems fairly simple, however there are some steps that one must follow to get that million-dollar smile, say experts.
Bhavya Sharma, Beauty and make up expert at lists down few ways to get the lip linear right:

* Remove dead skin: Well-hydrated and smooth lips are essential for a neat finish. Apply lip balm to moisturize your lips. And to remove dead skin, gently use a soft toothbrush over your lips. Once this is done, use a tissue paper to blot your lips and to remove the extra balm.

* Choose lip liner: The lip liner should be of similar shade as your lipstick. This way it blends in well with the lipstick and does not stick out.

* Outline the lips: Draw an ‘M’ shape on your upper lip where the two arches converge. Do this slightly above your natural lip line to make your lips fuller. Be precise and do not overdraw.

* Line the lower lip: Keep your mouth wide open and tighten your lips. Start outlining the lower lip from the middle and gradually move outwards to the sides.

* Apply strokes: Now that you have outlined to lips, it’s time to move inwards. Start by drawing small strokes on your lips. Use your lip liner to fill in the lips smoothly.

* Blend it: If you want to sport a matte look, then you are done. Just apply some lip gloss and you are set. But, if you want a strong shade, apply a lipstick of the same shade. Blend the lipstick with the liner using a lip brush for an even-toned look. Clean the edges using a tissue or cotton bud.

model, Lips
model, Lips, PIxabay

Supriti Batra, Beauty and Make up expert at Momspresso too have some inputs to share

* Why you should use a lip liner

* Lip liners are an essential part of any makeup vanity. A few reasons why it should not be neglected and should be in your kit.

* If you just land up eating your lipstick even before they reach the party, you can use lip liner before applying your lipstick as it makes it stay long.

* Once you fill up the lip with a liner it prevents your lipstick to bleed.

* It is a great way to shape up your lip and make it look clean and precise.

* It enhance your lips and make them look fuller and plump.

* You can just outline your lip above your actual lip line on top at the cupids bow as well as your lower lip and join it at the ends to get that perfect pout.

* You can change the color of your lipstick with the lip liner. Use different shade of lip liner and mix up with another shade of lipstick and you get a new color!

Also read: Beauty Tips: Easy Tips to make Your Lipstick Last Longer

* Try our different colors that you always saw divas wearing can also be achieved with a lip liner, so get out there and do some lip shopping! (IANS)

Next Story

Keep Your Skin Winter Ready

It is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin which is common during the winter season.

How to take care of skin and hair post Holi, find it out here. Pixabay

If you don’t take proper care of your skin in winter, you will have to deal with chapping, peeling and cracking. But before splurging on products, there are things you can do to help you avoid suffering any side effects.

Neeleshwari Basak, owner of Worldwide Institute of Grooming and Pageants and Arpita Das, owner of Beauness By Arpita, list some tips to keep your skin winter ready.

* Avoid hot showers and steam: Hot water breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin. Stick to warm water. Instead, aim to take shorter baths using warm water. Ensure you pat the towel and don’t rub your skin dry. Apply a body oil before the shower to keep the moisture and follow up with a body cream or a moisturiser after a shower while your skin is still damp to help the cream penetrate.

Drink lots of water. Pixabay

* Hydrate: Sugar, alcohol and coffee intake promote inflammation and dehydrate your skin by depleting your body of vital nutrients. So, avoid them. You can still look good by drinking adequate amount of water throughout the day. Keep a toner handy to balance the PH level of your skin. Some toner/spray you can even apply on top of your make-up. Staying hydrated promotes skin circulation, and helps to deal with its natural repairing process.

* Exfoliate: To maintain summer skin in the winter, it is important to follow regular exfoliation for both your face and body. You may exfoliate more than usual, but you should do it once or twice a week at the maximum. Exfoliation can be used after cleanser, but before moisturiser, as it helps to remove dead skin and build up for smoother skin and clearer pores.

Eat healthy meals with lots of fruits and vegetables to help prevent oxidative damage. Pixabay

* Add fruits in your diet: Best way to rejuvenate your skin is to consume fruits and apply a fruit mask. It is the best way to pamper your skin with pure stuff which is free of toxins or any chemicals. Eat a rainbow of colourful fruits like pomegranate, banana, watermelon, papaya, kiwi, oranges and apples for a good healthy glowing skin. Always remember, “You are what you eat”.

* Use aloe vera gel: Slice a piece of aloe vera, squeeze gel and apply it evenly on your face. Aloe vera contains Vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene, which does not only help in nourishing but also aids in anti-aging. It is perfect for dry and dehydrated skin which is common during the winter season. Aloe vera gel moisturises the skin without making it greasy, which is perfect for those with oily skin.

Also Read: Pick Carrier Oil Over Essential Oil For Skincare

* Yoga is the key: When we practice yoga, it enhances blood circulation. It means more oxygen goes inside our body which, in turn, improves the skin as it nourishes the cells with the required nutrients and flushes out toxins. Because of this, fresh blood gushes in the body, imparting a warm glow to the face. (IANS)