Kylie Jenner is definitely one of the reasons women pay more attention to their lips these days, but believe it or not- plump and bold lips have been a trend for centuries! The earliest record being in 2500 B.C. where the Ancient Mesopotamians ground up precious stones to get colored dust for their lips. Read on to see how you can achieve beautiful lips without spending a fortune!
Step 1: Exfoliate
Let’s take a look at Elf Cosmetics tutorial on how to scrub your lips correctly.
We all are guilty of forgetting to do this, but to keep your lips looking healthy, it is important to exfoliate off any dead skin. Make sure to scrub your lips at least once every three days. Elf Cosmetic’s Studio Lip Exfoliator comes in the form of a lipstick and is not only super convenient to apply, but also is packed with nourishing ingredients like Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil. In addition to this, if you suffer from extremely dry lips, you should definitely consider using Milan’s Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment which will really lock in your lips moisture.
Step 2: Moisturize and prime
Next, to ensure your lips don’t chap, generously apply some lip balm all over them. Maybelline’s Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm even has a 20 SPF protection, and comes in 4 shades including a clear one. If you plan on adding some additional color to your lips after this, make sure to prime them first as this will keep your lipstick or lipgloss on for longer. Nyx Cosmetic’s Lip Primer has got great reviews as it color corrects your lips as well, making the lip colors you apply really pop
Step 3: Add some color, define and set.
ItsMyRaeRae shows us how to get lip lining right.
This step really comes down to personal preference. Depending on what look you are going for, there are various options of lip colours and textures you can choose from. You could go for a more matte finish in which case we recommend Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick Matte which comes in 82 beautiful shades. For those looking for a more glossy touch, Elf Cosmetic’s Plumping gloss is especially great for making your lips look a little juicer as well. Also quite popular right now is Rude Molten’s Metal Lip Color which gives provides for quite a beautiful metallic touch. If you want to define your lips even more, before applying your lip color, make sure to line them and even slightly overdraw them using L.A Girl’s Ultimate Auto Lipliner. To finish, clean up any lip color stains around your mouth, by using a brush to apply Innisfree’s Tapping Lip Concealer around your lips outline. P.S. Don’t forget to set your lips by dusting on some powder on them after you have achieved your final look- this will make your lip color last much longer.
Ta da! You now have the most perfect pout!