Welcome to Part 3 of my three part series called "The Fortune is in the Face". Todays lesson is all about using advanced mineral makeup techniques to enhance your lips to achieve the perfect pout. Enjoy!
The lip shape determines how to correct the shape of the lips using a lip liner pencil. When in doubt, always use a lip-colored or neutral lip liner.
Always start with a fresh BLANK canvas! Apply foundation and powder over the lips. Next, determine the lip shape and make any corrections if necessary.
Down-turned lips: Slightly round off the edges of the lips with liner.
Uneven lips: One lip is usually more full than the other. Decide which lip you want to correct; make one more full or less full.
Flat lips: There is no ‘pucker’ to the mouth from a side profile angle. Use lip-colored liner and light colored lipstick or light reflective gloss on the entire lip area.
Small/thin: Slightly overdraw the natural lip line and use a light colored lipstick or light reflective gloss on the entire lip area. Avoid dark, matte colors. It's NOT true that women over a certain age should avoid darker lip colors. It has more to do with the SIZE of your lips.
Large/full: Slightly under draw the lip line. With full lips it’s OK to use deeper colors and matte or satin lip formulas.
*TIP: To create a dramatic pucker, don’t fill in the center portion of the lips with liner. Apply lipstick or gloss as usual and then top off the center portion of the lips with a shimmer gloss.
*TIP: Apply lipstick or lip gloss with a lip brush. This helps the lip color last longer because a brush helps deposit color into the small indentations of the lips.
Rule of Thumb: Always make sure the lips are exfoliated and hydrated properly!
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-Kelley (a.k.a. The Mineral Makeup Coach)