by Simran Gill
Glossy lip makeup is always in demand. However, it is one of the most difficult trends to pull off because it is slippery and shiny and so it’s important not to overdo it.
Glossy lips makeup is about the correct combination of color, texture and shine to make your lips look more desirable. Follow these step-by-step guidelines to get the perfect pouty glossy lips.
Step 1: Scrub is the mantra. Gloss+dry lip flakes looks ghastly. It is important to prep the lips with lip scrub and a baby toothbrush. Buy a lip scrub from a local cosmetics store or the cosmetics section of your local drug store. You can also make your own lip scrub. Mix one teaspoon of sugar and coconut oil each and scrub your lips. Wash with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Zuri recommends Forest Essential Cane Sugar Lip Scrub.
Step 2: The next step is to use a lip balm or lip conditioner to get rid of the dryness. It will make your lips more soft and supple. Let the lip balm rest on the lips for about one to two minutes.
Zuri recommends Maybelline Baby Lips
Step 3: Once you are done with applying the lip balm, take a tissue and blot the excess. This prevents the lipstick from bleeding and makes the application of the other products easier.
Step 4: Determine your gloss shade according to your skin tone. Generally, the following skin tones match with the following shades of gloss:
- Fair-skinned – light shades, pink, and beige
- Medium-toned – rose, mauve, and berry
- Dark-skinned – plum, chocolate, and red
Step 5: Now that you’ve analyzed which gloss shade would suit your skin tone, use a lip pencil of the same color as the gloss to outline your lips. It can help control slippage. Since you want your lips to do all the talking, tone down the rest of your face keeping your complexion looking as clean as possible.
Step 6: Now it’s time for the lipstick. Apply the lipstick with a lip brush using short strokes and fill the entire lips. Using a brush while applying lipstick adds precision to the application.
Step 7: Start applying the lip gloss from the centre of the lips and drag the sponge applicator along the length of the lips. Avoid applying the gloss above the natural lip line. You can blot the excess lip gloss on a tissue paper. This will prevent the color from bleeding.
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