6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You’re Probably Making Everyday

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You're Probably Making Everyday

Makeup mistakes happen and are not uncommon. Today, I am telling you about 6 common lip makeup mistakes and how to avoid them.

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes

It would seem that there is nothing complicated in lip makeup: apply the selected product and outline the lip contour for the best result. But it does without errors in sporadic cases. Let’s analyze the most common bloopers.

1. Using Lipstick Without Preparing the Skin of the Lips

Not in all cases will lipstick be applied to the lips without prior preparation. If you haven’t used a lip scrub for a long time or don’t remember the last time you touched a balm, lip makeup is unlikely to be perfect.

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes
6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You’re Probably Making Everyday

Lipstick, especially matte, emphasizes peeling on the lips, minor wounds, and cracks. On dry skin, it also does not look the best way. Therefore, it is essential not to forget to regularly exfoliate the skin of the lips with a scrub and apply a moisturizing balm to the lips twice a day.

2. Using Lip Balm Out of Time

Let’s say you’ve developed the habit of taking care of your lips with a balm. But often, it is applied just before you put on your lips with lipstick. It is wrong: in such a short period, the lip balm does not have time to be absorbed into the skin; because of this, the lipstick lays down unevenly and spreads.

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes
6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You’re Probably Making Everyday

After applying the lip balm, wait 15-20 minutes. When there is no time, blot your lips with a napkin before taking on the lipstick after applying the balm.

3. Choosing Lipstick by Color

Going to the store for a new lipstick, you cannot focus only on its shade. Makeup artists say that you also need to take into account the peculiarities of the structure of your lips – their shape, contour, size.

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes
6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You’re Probably Making Everyday

It is better for girls with thin lips not to buy dark lipsticks – burgundy, plum, brown. These colors will make your lips look even smaller.

When the lips are too plump, you cannot choose pastel and light nude shades – they, on the contrary, will increase them.

4. Using Foundation for A Nude Effect

To achieve the effect of “makeup without makeup” on the lips, girls often do not apply a flesh-colored lipstick but a concealer, or foundation. It is one of the grossest makeup mistakes: the fact is that these products are not intended to be applied to the lips in terms of texture.

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes
6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You’re Probably Making Everyday

These products clog into cracks in the skin, emphasize all changes in its relief, roll down and collect in folds. The result is unkempt lips. In addition, these products dry out the skin of the lips.

Note: Choose only lipsticks in nude shades. Preferably with a care formula.

5. Applying Gloss to The Entire Surface of The Lips

For fans of lip gloss, makeup artists have news: it is better not to apply them to the entire surface of the lips. It may seem that due to this, the lips visually become larger, voluminous, and plump, but in fact, the effect is the opposite in most cases.

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes
6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You’re Probably Making Everyday

Glosses reflect light in such a way that the lip contour is “lost,” becomes indistinct; from the side, it begins to seem that the shape at the mouth is entirely dark and asymmetrical.

It is better to create a highlight effect on the lips, applying only a drop of gloss to the middle of them.

6. Lipstick Prints on Teeth

In pursuit of a bright coating, lipstick is often applied in such an amount that its surplus immediately ends up on the teeth and spoils the snow-white smile. Therefore, you should check if there are any lipstick marks on your teeth.

6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes
6 Common Lip Makeup Mistakes You’re Probably Making Everyday