Your lips define the lower part of your face, so don’t forget about their potential. There are plenty of ways to easily care for them and make them look good, whether you just want to moisturize and perfect them or give your lips a bright, bold color, I’ve got just the thing!
Hack 1: Mascara Wand Exfoliator
For smoother lipstick application on dry lips, exfoliate with a clean and disposable mascara wand you may have lying around. Apply a lip balm over your mouth first so it’s easier for the wand to get the dead skin off.
Hack 2: No-Rouge Teeth
Keep lipstick off your teeth by sticking your clean index finger in your mouth. Wrap your lips around it and pull it out. Any lipstick that would have gotten on your teeth is now on your finger. Crisis avoided!
Hack 3: Eye Shadow Re-Use
If your favorite shadow crumbles and it’s a color you’d also wear on your lips, store the broken pieces in a tiny container and mix what’s left with some balm on a spoon, and then apply.
Hack 4: Long-Lasting Lipstick
You can make any lipstick last longer on your lips with translucent powder. First, put on your lip color and hold a tissue on your mouth. With the tissue on your mouth, dust your lips with translucent powder. A small amount will transfer this way, locking in your lipstick for all-day wear.
Hack 5: Perfect Color
To ensure that your lips will look like the color on your lipsticks packaging, use a small amount of concealer over them before you apply the lipstick. If your lips have a lot of pink or red in them, they’ll benefit from this hack.
Hack 6: Bigger Lips
Another trick with concealer involves making your lips look larger. Cover your lips with concealer, then trace slightly outside your natural lip line with a lip liner pencil. You’ll make them look larger that way.
Hack 7: “X” Marks the Spot
For a perfect cupid’s bow lip, draw an “x” on the center of your upper lip. Fully line and fill the rest of your lips. Don’t just line the “x” since it’ll be very noticeable when your lipstick starts to wear off.