Bold lips are a classic makeup look that never goes out of style. A pop of color on the lips can instantly elevate any makeup look and make you feel confident and fierce. However, creating a bold lip look that lasts all day can be challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the right techniques and products. From choosing the right lipstick formula to making sure your lip color stays put, there are several factors to consider when creating a bold lip that lasts.
How to prepare lips before doing a bold lip look?
Before applying any lipstick, it’s important to properly prepare your lips to look smooth and hydrated and help your lip color last longer throughout the day.
Begin using a lip scrub or a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and dry patches on your lips.
After exfoliating, apply a lip balm or a nourishing lip treatment to hydrate your lips and prevent flakiness or dryness. Let it sink into your lips for a few minutes before applying any other lip products. It will ensure your lips are fully moisturized and smooth.
If you want your lip color to last all day, think about using a lip primer. It can create a smooth lipstick base, fill fine lines, and prevent feathering or bleeding.
What is essential in creating a perfect bold lip look that lasts all day?
Choosing the right shade and formula of the lipstick is crucial for creating a bold lip look that lasts all day. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect lipstick:
Consider your skin tone
Your skin tone plays a big role in how lipstick shades appear on your lips. If you have a warm skin tone, choose shades with golden or peachy undertones, such as coral or warm reds. If you have a cool skin tone, go for shades with blue or purple undertones, such as berry or cool-toned reds.
Think about the occasion
You may opt for a lighter or more natural-looking shade for a daytime event or a more casual setting. In contrast, a bolder and more daring shade can be a great choice for a special occasion or a night out.
Choose the right formula
Long-wear, matte, or liquid lipsticks have better-staying power than glossy or sheer formulas. However, keep in mind that some matte lipsticks can be drying, so it’s important to prep your lips with a lip balm or a lip primer beforehand.
In what way should I apply lipstick to create a perfect bold lip look?
To prevent your lipstick from bleeding or smudging, line your lips with a lip liner in a shade that matches your lipstick. You can also use a clear lip liner to create a barrier between your lipstick and your skin. Start by outlining the natural shape of your lips, then fill in your lips with the lip liner to create a base for your lipstick.
After this, apply your lipstick directly from the tube or use a lip brush for more precision. Start from the center of your lips and work your way outward, following the natural contours of your lips. Next, blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess product, then apply a second coat for more intense color.
The good idea is to set your lipstick with a thin layer of translucent powder or a setting spray.