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Tips on Using a Lip Liner

Line Up: Make a Lip Liner Work For You

Here's an excerpt from OnSugar blog Beauty & The Blog:

Lip liners: love 'em or hate 'em? I've never been a huge fan, as alongside eyebrows (help is here), lip liner can be another grand faux pas. But sometimes, a little liner is necessary. The important thing to remember with liner is to be aware of the need to touch up. A ring around your mouth looking like you just ate a fudgesicle is never a pretty sight.

  • When applying your liner, anchor your pinkie to your chin and work the liner upwards as if tracing a slight smile.
  • If you find the liner looks too harsh, soften edges with a Q-tip or apply liner after your lipstick.
  • Applying liner after your lipstick will have your liner fade off with your lipstick.
  • If you're not a fan, then why use lip liner? Liner defines a fading lip, adds drama to a femme fatale color, and can prevent lipstick from bleeding. Not convinced? You can never go wrong au naturel and a smoky eye.

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