|Put a clear lip-gloss on your lip and apply layer of Mahya Minerals over lip gloss with a lip brush.
Choosing a great lipstick color is more about your personal style than hard rules. For a no-fail natural-looking lipstick, you should take into account the coloring of your skin, your hair, and your lips (this is why a lipstick color that looks great on your friend’s lips doesn’t always look so good on you). The most flattering shade will be one to two tones darker than your lips. If you are fair-skinned, choose shades of beige, pale pink, and light coral. Medium skin tones look great in brown-based shade of rose, mauve, and berry. Pick deep plum, chocolate, and red if you have dark skin. When choosing your lip color, think about how it’s going to balance your eye makeup. (And all the rules are off for some women who are just plain red, pale, or dark lipstick lovers.)
Start with clean, smooth lips. If you have dry flakes, gently exfoliate them with a damp washcloth. Moisturize your lips with lip balm or eye cream. Neutral colors and sheer formulas can be applied directly from the tube. Use a lip brush to apply darker and brighter colors that require precise application. For natural-looking definition and to keep color from feathering, line lips with lip pencil after applying lip color. Soften and blend any harsh edges with a lip brush.
One of the complaints we hear from women when they hit their forties and beyond is that their lips no longer have that plump, “pouty” look. Some thinning of the lips is the result of a decrease in collagen production. And some women desperate for the fuller lips of their youth resort to treatments like fillers. I think it looks fake, lumpy, and horrible. Small lips-your lips!-are better than fake lips.
Beauty Tips for Thin Lips
Stick to light-to-medium lip color shades and avoid dark shades, which have a minimizing effect and make thin lips look even thinner. Choose shinny glosses and creamy lipstick formulas-they impart a sheen that helps create the illusion of fullness. Finally, line the very outer edge of your lips using a pencil one shade deeper than your lipstick (don’t draw outside your mouth, as this will only look like you’ve lined outside your lips).
Beauty Tips for Loss of Definition
To give lips definition, we recommend lining the lips with a neutral lip pencil after applying lipstick or gloss. For the most natural look, use a slightly darker, lip-toned lip pencil (be careful-if you use an overly dark shade of pencil you’ll end up with obvious ring-around-the lips look). If you can see the pencil after you’ve applied it, use a lip brush to soften and blend the harsh edges.
Beauty Tips for the Lines around the Mouth
You can lessen the look of the lines around your mouth with prescription-only creams containing retinoid or growth factors-both help stimulate collagen product.
Before applying any color to your lips, plump and soften the lines with a hydrating cream, and make sure your lips are moist (using a rich lip balm or eye cream works well too). We don’t suggest overly glossy lip formulas because they have a tendency to creep off lips and into lines. Instead, try lip pencil paired with the pencil, then apply a coat of the lipstick (it will truly be budge-proof). If you want a bit of shine, you can top the lipstick with a bit of gloss (it won’t run because it will adhere to the lipstick).
Beauty Tips for Loss of Color
As we get older our lip color fades, but this beauty problem is an easy one to fix. It’s time to update your makeup bag with some fresh hues.
The right shade of lipstick or gloss will make a huge difference in your appearance. Toss out the beiges and browns that you loved when you were younger-now they will just make your lips look even duller. A great tick here is to find a lipstick that is the shade of your lips and blends into the bottom lip without turning orange or brown. To add color and vibrancy back to lips, choose medium-toned hues of pink, rose, berry, or apricot.
Also, you can apply foundation on bare lips to help lighten them before applying lipstick. But be careful-this can look ashy and make your lipstick cakey.
How to get the Perfect Lip Color
Mix lip balm and one of your favorite loose mineral directly on your lips. Rub your lips together, and then blend the color into your lips with your fingers.
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