POST TIME: 3 December, 2017 04:50:36 PM
The five rules of wearing a lipstick
Independent Online/ Times Of India

The five rules of wearing a lipstick

A swipe of colourful lipstick can instantly update your look. Be it your go-to red hue or the barely-there nude shade, getting that perfect pout is more about just swiping the colour. From long-lasting stay to colour payoff, there are a few rules you must follow before you apply a lipstick

1. Clean Canvas

Chapped lips and pop hue of colours are a big no. You must exfoliate your lips before applying a lipstick.

2. ​Moisturise

Dry lips can collect your lip colour and create a patchy-finish. Make sure you moisturise your lips before applying the lip colour.

3. ​Define your lips

Before swiping the colour on your lips directly, you must define your lips. A lip liner is thicker than the lipstick and can help to create a barrier and won't let the colour smear.

4. Choose the right shade

Always test the colour before you purchase. Hint: look for a colour that brightens your face and not makes you dull instead. For nude colours, look for a shade matching your lip colour, as there is no one-for-all hue.

5. Apply it the right way

Whenever you apply your lipstick, start from the centre of your lips to the corner. Once you've applied the lip colour, blot with a tissue paper and then apply a second coat for a long-lasting stay.