Applying lipstick is so easy, right? You just grab the lipstick, swipe it on your lips, and you’re done, right? Sure, and then you can just ride your unicorn off to hang with all your mermaid pals. It’s safe to say that liquid lippies ain’t always so easy! Of course some formulas glide on like a dream where others may leave your pout feelin’ a lil bit like desert, but there are steps you can take to increase your odds at perfection. Don’t let that unicorn run off just yet, you might need a ride after all!
Don’t Be Like TLC
Embrace the scrub! The best way to start your application is to buff away dead skin with a lip scrub. You can make the simplest of DIY exfoliants with just some sugar and honey, hunni. Rub your scrub of choice on your lips for 30-60 seconds!
Keep Calm, Use a Balm
After you scrub-a-dub-dub those lips, make sure to follow up with a rubber ducky and some moisture. Add a balm immediately after your scrub to maximize your moisture and plump up that pout. Let your balm soak in for a few minutes before applying a liquid lip! You can do these first 2 steps before starting your makeup and your lips will be ready for action when you’re thru.
It’s Not Tinder, Swipe Less
I know, it’s fun to run the wand across your lips and glide on all that gorgeous creamy pigment. Let’s try an effort on self control and use as little product as possible! When you create too thick of a layer, you’re basically just asking for trouble. This can cause cracking, and actually makes your color smudge off faster. Just remember, less is more!
Let your liquid lippies dry before you go puckerin’ up on anyone, don’t smudge your lips together when they’re still tacky! If you’ve got a good formula, like our LiveGlam KissMe lippies, then they’ll feel soft and effortless once applied! You’ll forget you’re even wearing lipstick. If you’re currently stuck in your favorite shade of bullet-proof-could-survive-nuclear-bombing lip color, then you need to check out our tips for removing liquid lippie!
If you like a bit of a visual explanation, check out this video with our boo Fritzie! She’ll walk you thru it and you’ll come out the other side with a perfect pout.
Now that you’re applying lippies like a pro, if you wanna stock up on your kit then take a look at our monthly lippie club, KissMe! You can get 3 new liquid lippies for $19.99 each month- enough for you, the unicorn, and all your mermaid friends! Tell me your tricks for a perfect pout in the comments!
Jessica Seifert is a makeup enthusiast with winged liner sharp enough to slay her enemies. She spends her free time turning people into beautiful monsters & zombies. Learning about new makeup techniques and skincare is her passion! View all the posts by LiveGlam