Skip Nav
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman Wishes People Wouldn't Worry About a Woman's Age
Beauty News
This New "Color Misting" Technique Is Like Tie-Dye For Your Hair
Beauty News
Rimmel Is Releasing the $7 Drugstore Version of 2017's Hottest Beauty Product

How to Apply Lipstick and Lip Liner

The One Thing You Need to Do a Bright Lip Look Right


Perhaps you want to try the bright lip trend this Spring but steer clear of it to avoid ending up with smudged color all over your face. Dick Page, artistic director for Shiseido, assures a bold lip look can be done a lot easier than you think. In lieu of a primer, he recommends turning your lip pencil into a contouring tool to keep everything inside the lines. Not only does this makeup must have add staying power, but it also helps shape the lips and balance out unwanted tones. Just be sure to draw thick lines starting from the corner on each side (top and bottom), leaving the central area liner-free. Continue reading to get more lipstick application tips.

Cupid catch: When you're trying to navigate the tight turns of the cupid's bow, use the shape of your tools to your advantage. So instead of filling in with an "M" stroke, turn the wand or lipstick on its side to make a "V" using two downward diagonal strokes. And remember: bright lipstick makes it easier to color outside the lines.

Pout pose: It can be complex to cover the innermost corners of your lip with color, but you can simplify your routine by making an "O" with your mouth as you apply. This ensures there are no gaps or spotty streaks in your high-impact lip look.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Join The Conversation
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
 @CalidaA Let us know how it works out! Dick Page is one of THE top makeup artists, so pretty much any advice he gives, I'm taking it!
CalidaA CalidaA 5 years
Nice tips! I love wearing bright lips, and I'm always looking for ways to wear it more efficiently. I'll try these tips out next time I put my bright lips on :D
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 5 years
Great tips for a slightly intimating task!
Summer Makeup You Can Wear in the Winter
Wet n Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner Review
Jessica Alba and Rebecca Minkoff NYFW Interview
Purple Highlighter Tips
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds