- Application Tips
- Clean with alcohol & water or brush cleaner.
- It’s perfectly ok to pick up lipstick right off of the bullet but you may find it better to use disposable wooden spatulas to pick up a little lipstick, then use the brush on the tiny amount you’ve scraped off.
- Once you’ve picked up your lipstick choice on the brush, line your lips with the brush first. This will allow you to define your lip shape better than just with the lipstick tube itself.
The One Tool…
You Never Knew You Needed
Why A Lip Brush?
Have you ever wondered why pro makeup artists always use a lip brush?
You see, in movies and TV shows, the artist knows if they apply too much lipstick, too fast, the lipstick will run off unevenly. The makeup artist wants a thin base coat of lipstick to be worked into the lip skin thoroughly so that the second layer has something to adhere to.
- Creates a perfect outline.
- Naturally requires you to “paint”
- Naturally requires you to stretch your lip skin.
- Naturally requires you to pay attention, thoughtfully and thoroughly.
- Allows you to paint vertically.
- Works the first, second and third layers in thoroughly.
You see, the problem is …
When you hop in your car and apply lipstick at a red light, you’re making 4 major errors that can all cause lipstick frustration.
Moving fast, you apply too much lipstick in effort to be quick.
In order to do so, you use more pressure.
The extra pressure pushes the lip skin in, and the lipstick doesn’t fill in the natural vertical lines all lips have.
And the base layer was never properly applied to the skin. It’s just barely hanging on for dear life.
As a consequence, it wears away faster, as the upper layers are only loosely adhered to a loosely adhered base coat. Straws, drinks, eating, talking all easily washes away these layers, and probably unevenly.
Here’s How It Works
With the “blade” of the brush, draw the outline of your lips along the lip line. Turn the brush as you do, following the line of your lips as you draw.
With a side to side motion, fill in all of your lips with a thin layer of lipstick. At this step, you aren’t trying to build color. Instead you are working a thin base layer into the skin.
With a downward motion, work the lipstick into all of the normal and natural crevices all lips have.
At this stage, you might find that this little bit of lipstick is the perfect wash of color you were looking for. If you want to build more color, simply repeat steps 2 and 3.
Blot, Reapply, Blot.
This is an important but overlooked step. Fold a tissue in half, pinch it between your fingers to draw it tight (pretend you are about slide a piece of paper in between you lips)
With your lips open, bring the tissue between you lips.
Gently set your lips down (and I do mean gently), roll your lips in, out, open. This is a gentle “pressing” action to help press the lipstick into the lips.
Apply one more thin layer of lipstick
Blot again, and you’re all set!