Sunday, October 21, 2012

How to: The perfect dark lips (tutorial)

Everyone can apply lipstick, but not everyone can apply it perfectly. Today I will teach you how to get perfectly applied dark lipstick and how to prevent it form feathering.

I used Oriflame Visions Read my lips lipliner Don't talk just kiss and
Revlon matte 006 Really red lipstick.

1. Get rid of dead skin cells. Nothing is more unattractive than perfectly applied lipstick with dead skin cells on it. Yuck! You can exfoliate them softly with a tooth brush, or you can use a lip scrub. I use one from Everyday naturals, or you can make your own: little bit of olive oil and sugar. Massage it into your lips and rinse. Your lips should feel soft and smooth.


2. Moisturize them lips! Don't apply your lipstick on dry lips.. Ever. I suggest you apply lip balm before you apply eye or face makeup, so you let it soak in your lips and if there is any excess lip balm after this, just wipe it off with tissue.


3. This one is optional, I usally don't do it. Conceal your lips, so the true colour of your lipstick will show. Concealer can even work as a primer and let your lipstick last longer.

4. Line your lips with a lip pencil. I think this point is crucial for darker lipsticks to prevent bleeding and smudging. Fill your lips with it, too.



5. Now it's time to apply lipstick. You can use a lip brush, it can be more precise, but I don't have problems applying it directly.


6. Take a paper tissue and bite in it with your lips to get rid of any moisture. Reapply your lipstick.


7. To prevent your lipstick getting on your lips, do the finger pop (put your finger in the mouth and drag it out. I'm sorry if any of you have dirty minds... ^^).


8. If you accidentally applied lipstick out of the line, take a small concealer brush and concealer and erase mistakes. Make sure you blend your concealer well, so it's not visible and I recommend setting it with powder.


Et voila. You should have perfect looking dark lipstick.



It may seem a lot of steps, but trust me, they are all important to prevent any problems dark lipstick may cause you.

Do you like wearing dark lipstick? Which one is your favourite and how do you apply it?


36 comments:

  1. Great tutorial.I really love that shade of red lipstick!

    Beauty Fiends Blog

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    1. Thanks. It's my favourite red lipstick :)
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  2. fab tutorial hunni, looks fab on you too.:)

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  3. I need to follow this, I'm awful at applying bold lipsticks! That shade looks great on you :) xxx

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  4. great tips, thanks :) xx

    armariodedanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for stoping by and commenting :)
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  5. Super nasveti! Jaz sem precej lena ko pride do teh stvari, tako da samo vzamem šminko pa si jo direktno nanesem na usta. Dejansko nimam doma nobenega črtala... XD

    The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. po pravici povedano, jaz tudi, ampak pri temnih šminkah to potem tudi obžalujem :D

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  6. Beautiful!

    xoxo Dash
    http://www.its-dash.blogspot.nl/

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  7. Awesome! You have the perfect pout for dark shades :-) Awesome tips :-)

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    1. Haha. No one ever told me that :D
      thanks X

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  8. Super post. Jaz osebno nanesem najprej lipbalm, če imam zelo suhe ustnice, potem pa šminko. Imam nekaj črtal doma, ampak jih uporabljam samostojno ali pa z lipgloson. Sicer bolj redko nosim temne šminke, ampak bom probala pri naslednjem nanosu upoštevati te nasvete. Koliko časa pa je obstojna šminka na ta način?

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    1. Odvisno tudi od tega, če ješ,piješ.. Ampak meni je načeloma zdržala tudi 8 ur,samo enkrat vmes popravila,ker sem jedla in da sem osvežila barvo. Drugače je pa kot lip stain, ne gre popolnoma dol, razen z odstranjevalcem za ličila.
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  9. Wow, that is a beautiul lipstick!:)

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    1. Yeah, I love it, too! :)
      Glad you like it X

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  10. Sooo beautiful Love it x

    http://www.lucia-lolita.com/

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  11. Great steps! Exactly how I apply my red lippie too!
    Your lips have such a nice shape!!

    X

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    1. I try to stick to my own advice too :D
      Thank you! :)
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  12. this looks amazing.. very flawless..xx

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  13. Perfect! Se bom držala tega naslednjič, ker zanemarjam črtala! :)

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    1. Črtala so za uporabo! :)
      Hvala :)

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  14. Great tutorial and gorgeous lips! :) I never wear dark lipsticks, although I really love the look of them! Everyone told me I look so old with them, haha =))

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    1. Maybe you just haven't found the right shade with right undertones for you. :)
      Thank you X

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  15. great!!!
    http://sparklingmakeup.blogspot.com

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  16. I love Revlon lipsticks! My favourite is "Black Cherry", have you tried it?

    Andrea x

    http://missandreascarlet.blogspot.com

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    1. no I haven't. I love Revlon lippies too :)
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  17. Tole je pa super, sploh zame, ko imam rada rdečo šminko, sam je načeloma ne nanesem lepo :-P
    Največji absurd? Za pusta, ko bi lahko blo malo tako-tako, mi je še najlepše uspelo :-P

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    1. haha. Vaja dela mojstra :)
      Hvala :)

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