Technique: Dressing up Your Lips - Lip Liners
Lipliner is a step that is all too neglected by the average woman applying her makeup. Lipliner is essential to giving the lips an even appearance (since nobody has a perfectly even lip line), it also helps to keep your lipstick on longer and gives you a more polished look.
There are several ways to wear lipliner.
You may choose a lipliner shade very close to your natural lip color to even the lip line and give the above mentioned benefits without being too noticeable. This is a great choice when opting for a nude lip look or just a touch of lip gloss.
You may also choose to wear a lipliner in a shade that closely matches your lipstick color. This gives a polished look. You will want to line the lips carefully and then fill them in with the lipliner, blot and then apply your lipstick. You will find your lipstick lasts for hours when you use this method.
Or you may wish to choose a lipliner that is several shades darker or in a contrasting shade from your lipstick. This makes for a very dramatic effect. You may fill in the lips with the liner, slightly and then blend before applying the lipstick to the center of the lips with a good lip brush.