Three lipstick disasters you can avoid
There’s really nothing that can empower a woman quite like a striking lip colour can. It’s like it transforms you from a humdrum lady to a fierce glamazon in about five seconds flat.
And yet, there’s also nothing that can make you feel more self-conscious like lipstick can. The fear of lipstick on one’s teeth can turn any sane woman into a crazy tooth-licking nutcase; the thought of a smudge can lead anyone to obsessively look in their compact mirror every two and a half minutes.
So here are three quick and easy things you can do to ensure that you avoid those common lipstick disasters.
HOW TO AVOID LIPSTICK ON YOUR TEETH
Lipstick finds its way onto your teeth because some of the pigment has settled onto a tiny bit of the inner part of your lips. The solution? Get rid of that bit of pigment!
With clean hands, take your index finger and stick it in your mouth, wrapping your lips around your finger. Then slowly draw your finger out. You’ll notice a whole heap of colour on your finger, all of which could have ended up on your pearly whites.
HOW TO AVOID LIPSTICK FEATHERING
Don’t you hate it when your lipstick creeps out of the confines of your lip line and into the teeny lines around your mouth? Yeah, it’s annoying.
Here’s what you can do to keep this from happening: pick a lip liner the same (or as close as can be) shade as your lipstick. Neatly line your lips with the pencil and then fill in your lips. Then, apply your lipstick over the top. The consistency of the lip liner will stop your lipstick from wandering beyond your lips.
HOW TO AVOID LIPSTICK SMUDGING
One of my worst things about wearing a bright lipstick is going out to eat. One or two bites into your burger and you’re suffering from lipstick-chin (when your bottom lip has created a sad face of lipstick on your chin) and a few smudges near your nose.
Well, it doesn’t have to be a problem. Simply take a thin tissue and place it over your lips. Then, lightly dab translucent powder over the tissue and your colour is set.
What's your worst lipstick disaster? Have you tried any of these lipstick-saving tricks?