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 15 Tips for Kissable Lips




               15 Best Tips for Kissable Lips by Lori Markham

  1. Store lipstick (and perfume) in the refrigerator. It will last longer.

  2. Never use a tester on your lips — it's unhygienic. Test lipstick on your fingertips instead of the back of your hand: the color and texture are closer to that of your lips.

  3. Try mixing different shades of lipstick because you might just discover a totally unique color that makes people stop and ask you for the name of that color! So even when you have bought the wrong shade, mixing it around can give the lipstick a new lease on life.

  4. Color your lips fully with a lip liner before applying lipstick so that you will not be caught with the "border-lined" look.

  5. Use a lip liner that is lighter or close to the lipstick color.

  6. Keep 'em soft. Beat dryness and flaky skin by applying a non-medicated lip balm throughout the day. Wear it alone or under lipstick.

  7. To make lipstick stick longer to your lips, blot with a piece of tissue in between coats of lip lining and lipstick. Then cover your lips with a used side of the same tissue and brush on a thin layer of loose powder. Remove tissue and press lips together to set powder.

  8. To make thin lips look fuller, line outer lips with a darker shade of lipstick or liner before filling it with a complementary color. Top it off with lip gloss.

  9. Women over 50 usually look better with a cream lipstick rather than a matte or gloss. Every bit of moisture helps and matte lipstick tends to be cakey.

  10. Many fashion and beauty magazine editors agree that lip color should not match nail color; it makes you look dated.

  11. To repair a broken lipstick, place the 2 ends together gently but firmly, then cap the lipstick and put it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.

  12. Create a signature shade by slicing or scraping off a portion of a lipstick onto a metal spoon. Hold the spoon over a candle flame until it starts to melt (do not let it boil) then add on another shade and let it mix. Leave it to cool when done and store in a clean small container.

  13. If your lipstick shade turns out to be brighter than you thought it would be, color in your lips with a pencil a few shades darker than your lipstick (for instance, brown pencil under dark red lipstick) and layer the lipstick on top. Or coat the lipstick with a darker lip gloss, which will turn down the heat.

  14. Instead of using tissue to blot lipstick, use coffee filters. The result: no fuzz on your lips.

  15. If you sunbathe, be sure to use a lip balm with sufficient sunscreen. Remember to moisturize lips after soaking up the rays. (Special tip: lip balms with camphor are designed to help lips that need healing. For effective moisturizing, choose a balm without camphor, or use a clear lip gloss.)
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