Let us talk about lip liner. I saw a lady on the subway yesterday who wore tan lip liner and nude lipstick. It’s that 90s period botch that gives lip liner the unfavorable criticism it has now. Anyhow utilized accurately, it can be a multipurpose item that merits a spot in your magnificence schedule. Here are a few of my favorite lip liner tips. One of my biggest pet peeves is lipstick that doesn’t last the day. Lip primers are a lifesaver, but why buy another product when a lip liner will do the same thing? Fill in the entire lip with liner not just the edges before applying lipstick for a look that lasts. Liner sticks better on clean surfaces, so make sure you’re not wearing lip balm before you apply. So you don’t accidentally repeat the 90s fad, make sure your liner is the same color as or lighter than your lipstick. Like foundation, lip liner is a hidden step. No one should know you’re wearing it. One exception to the lighter liner rule is if you want to update an out-of-season color. Fill in your lips with red pencil, then layer your favorite summer pink lipstick over it to subtly adjust the shade. I do this all the time with my favorite bright fuchsia shade. But make sure to soften the edges with a Q-tip. To avoid a harsh line around the lip, dab a Q-tip around the edges to soften the look. Remember, subtlety is key.
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