We know some of you have had trouble on our facebook and twitter this week viewing this great infographic so we thought we would make things easier and blog it for you instead!
- Start with a clean lip.
Gently exfoliate any dry skin by lightly rubbing your lips with a damp washcloth
- Know Your Formulas
Matte can be long-lasting, but may dry your lips out. Creamy formulas are hydrating, but may not last as long, and longwearing formulas are more comfortable than they used to be. Experiment!
- To Intensify A Colour, Wear A Lip Pencil
Lining your lips neutralises their natural pinkness so the lipstick will be more opaque and closer to the colour in the tube.
- A Brush Will Help Lipstick Last Longer
Take the extra time to apply it with a brush in the morning or before a night on the town.
- Blot The Right Way
Blot in between applications by gently pressing a tissue to your lips. Don't put the tissue in between lips and press down because that will make your lipstick wear off unevenly.
- Don't Get Lipstick On Your Teeth
Put your index finger in your mouth and gently close your lips around it then pull it out. This will take off the lipstick from the inside of your lips so it won't wind up on your teeth.
- A Dab Of Highlighter Will Enhance Your Cupid's Bow
The light reflecting particles will help draw attention to this pretty part of your mouth. You could also use a creamy concealer in the same spot to help define your lips.
- Top With Gloss
The shine will help make your pout look even plumper. If you don't like the sticky feeling, just use a small drop in the middle of bottom lip for a similar effect.
- Don't Be Afraid To Go Nude
The most flattering nude lipstick is one shade deeper than your skin tone. Fair-skinned ladies should try a hue with a hint of pink and those with olive or dark skin will want to reach for a sandy beige.
- There Really Is A Red For Everyone
To find the best hue for you, follow these guidelines: fair skin looks best with a blue-red hue, olive skin is flattered by an orange-red and dark skin looks best with a burgundy red.
So there you have it! As always we'd love to hear how you get on with these tips but more importantly are there any tricks you use? Let us know!
The TSL Team x
Credit to Anne Fritz for putting the original infographic together.