- Treat chapped and dry lips: Gently apply some scrub cream to the lips and exfoliate dry, rough layer. Then apply any lip treatments. Blot or rub in and apply lip balm for nourishment.
- Minimizing fuller lips: You can make lips appear smaller by using concealer over natural lip line. Line just inside natural lip line and fill in new lip shape with lipstick.
- Thin to thick lips: For fuller lips, you can outline lips just outside natural lip line. Fill in new lip shape with pencil lipstick or a lip shaping pencil for precision and perfect color.
- Color equalization: Lessen the strength of a dark or bright lipstick or lip pencil with an overcoat of lip gloss.
- Try dot – dot – dash:To get an even line with lip pencil, draw two dots at the upper lip’s bow, a dash across bottom of lower lip, then connect all three around the lip line.
- Prevent lipstick creep/bleed: Mouth area is the second driest area after eyes, little vertical mouth lines can occur and cause lipstick creep. Start with de-flake, smooth dry spots and prevent lip-clour from bleeding. Prevent dryness by increasing moisture around mouth at night
- Long lasting effect of lipstick: Outline and fill entire lip surface with base coat of lip pencil to prevent color-bleed to make the lipstick last long. What you can do is give lipstick longer wear and more interesting depth and texture. Drier matte texture also helps lipstick hold tight.
- Lip prints on glasses and cups: To keep lipstick from coming off on your glass, blot away all moisture after the initial application. Re-apply, blot once more. Try a transfer-resistant formula.
- Uneven lips: If one lip is thinner and you want to make lips appear balanced, outline thinner lip just outside natural lip line. Line fuller lips along natural lip line. Fill in new lip shape with lipstick and you are ready to flaunt your perfectly balanced lips