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Bet You're Wondering How To Apply Lipstick Perfectly—Here's Everything You Need To Know

Learn how to do it the ~*right*~ way.
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Without a doubt, lipsticks are kind of forgotten now because our lips are covered with masks every time we go out. But, we think it's still valuable to know the best way to apply lipstick. Selfies still exist, and we're optimistic that things will get better in the future. Plus, you have to admit that nothing beats the high of putting on your favorite lippie shade.

FOR LIPSTICK LOVERS

Before anything else, allow us just give you a quick rundown of the CEOs of lipstick application:

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Let's take advantage of this quarantine period by upgrading our lipstick application skills. Keep scrolling for a crash course in makeup school.

HOW TO APPLY LIPSTICK PERFECTLY

How To "Correct" The Shape Your Lips

When you've got a downturned lip shape, there is a big tendency that you look sad with bold lipstick on. OG YouTuber and pro makeup artist Lisa Eldridge divulges the key steps to avoiding this mistake:

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  1. Apply concealer to the corners of the mouth to "erase" the downturned shape.

    Apply concealer on the corners of the lips
    Youtube/Lisa Eldrige

  2. Skip the corners and begin painting the lipstick from the inner lip towards the edges. 

    Carefully apply lipstick
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  3. If you want the look of a fuller lip, simple overdraw with a lip liner on the center and cupid's bow. Applying the lip color before lip liner helps you tweak the shape of your lip with ease. You can check any "imbalances." For example, you can evaluate if the upper lip needs a volume boost or the corners must be blurred out more.

    Outline with a lip liner to add volume
    Youtube/Lisa Eldrige
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  4. For juicer-looking lips, swipe on some lip gloss. She says to just concentrate it on the center to prevent the product from settling in the corners.

    Apply lip gloss on the center of the lips
    Youtube/Lisa Eldrige

    If you're looking for a lipstick and lip gloss duo, we highly suggest that you grab the BLK Cosmetics Love Story Bridal Collection All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick in I Do and Sparkle Gloss in Diamond. These come in MLBB colors that complement each other.

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    BLK Cosmetics Bridal All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick in I Do
    BLK Cosmetics Bridal All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick in I Do, P379, Lazada

    BLK Cosmetics Bridal Sparkle Gloss in Diamond
    BLK Cosmetics Bridal Sparkle Gloss in Diamond, P379, Lazada
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Watch Lisa's video below for a full demo:

Makeup Tips for Happy Lips!

How To Create Fuller Lips

One of our favorite beauty YouTubers, Snitchery, created a ~*comprehensive*~ tutorial that shows the different ways to wear lipstick.

  1. Snitchery likes to prep her pout with a lip balm before anything else. Like Lisa Eldridge, she applied concealer on the corners of her mouth to make the lips look vertically bigger. This technique immediately gives your pout a fuller appearance. 

    Apply concealer on corners of lips.
    YouTube/Snitchery
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    Work with a liquid formula like the Pink Sugar Our Lil Secret Concealer so it's easy to blend.

    Pink Sugar Our Lil Secret Concealer
    Pink Sugar Our Lil Secret Concealer, P349, Lazada

  2. Fill in your cupid's bow with a lip liner (almost straight across) and diffuse the pigment with your fingers. 

    Draw lip liner on the cupids bow.
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    You can also draw an inverted U-shape on the upper lip to make the lips more voluminous and plump.

    Draw lip liner in an inverted U-shape.

    We like Ever Bilena lip liners because the shades are the closest to most Pinays' natural lip colors.

    Ever Bilena Matte Lip Liner in Sexy Nude
    Ever Bilena Matte Lip Liner in Sexy Nude, P125, Lazada
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  3. Never overline the whole lip because that would really fake. What you can try instead is to check for the areas where your pout needs a volume boost. (Just like what Lisa did in step 3!).

    How to add volume on lips using lip liner
    YouTube/Snitchery

  4. Apply lipstick as per usual. You can go for a liquid or bullet-type, whichever you want.
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How To Prevent Liquid Lipstick From Creasing

Snitchery also shared an essential tip to prevent liquid lipstick from flaking. Their formulas may have serious staying power, but they can really settle in the crevices of our pouts.

  1. Put on a nourishing lip balm on the pout to prep the lips. "Don't just moisturize your lips; hypermoisturize them," Snitchery emphasizes. We're partial to the Colourette Blur Balm as it makes the lipstick glide smoothly and its pigment more vivid.

    Colourette Blur Balm
    Colourette Blur Balm, P349, Lazada
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  2. Apply liquid lipstick in dots then blend it with your fingers.

    Apply liquid lipstick in dots.
    YouTube/Snitchery

    Blend liquid lipstick with fingers.
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    Our reco: Any shade from the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Collection Liquid Lipstick. This baby stays on even after you've drunk coffee or eaten lunch!

    Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Collection Liquid Lipstick in Lover
    Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Collection Liquid Lipstick in Lover, P299, Lazada

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Watch Snitchery's ultimate guide to lipstick application below:

Why YOU should change your ENTIRE lip routine to fit YOUR face

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