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5 Tips for Perfect Lips

When it comes to makeup, lipsticks are some of my favourite beauty products. I love wearing a bright shade even on no makeup days, like these days. A good lipstick has the power to wake up your face. I have quite a huge collection of lipsticks in a variety of shades, so I have stopped buying for now. It is funny to look back at the days I avoided putting up lipsticks because I didn’t know how best to apply them on my lips. If you are like how I was back in the day, you will find these 5 tips for perfect lips very useful.

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Get the lightening right

The first thing you need to do is to make sure you are applying your lipstick under the brightest light possible. That way you have a good idea of how the shade really looks. The last thing you would want is to apply too much or too little lipstick because you have a dull light.

Use a lip brush

This is the oldest trick in the book. If you want your lipstick to stay on longer, use a lip brush. I know it is a lot easier to just apply the lipstick directly but using a lip brush gives a better finish and stays on a lot longer.

Line your lips

I always use a lip liner to line my lips before filling in with a lipstick. That way the lipstcik stays on longer and looks a lot better too!

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Powder the lips

After applying the first coat with a lip brush, add some face powder lightly over the lips to act as a base for the second coat.

Blot and reapply

Once the first coat is applied, wait a minute, blot and reapply using a lip brush as before. These steps lock in the shade living a smoother finish which stays on for longer.

Hopefully, you find these 5 tips for perfect lips post useful. Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe xx

 

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Beauty Muse: Yemi Alade

The talented and beautiful Yemi Alade is the Beauty Muse of the month. I have previously featured Yemi Alade as a Style Icon on Fashion and Style Police a couple of years ago. Apart from her stylish taste in fashion, she also has some pretty facial features, which is why she is a Beauty Muse. For those who do not this beauty, Yemi Alade is is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. Her big break came when she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Her hit single a”Johnny” was released in 2014, and her career really took off that the catchy song.

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I am a huge fan of Yemi Alade’s music. Her beats are always super catchy and she is also a great dancer. I enjoy watching her music videos, they are always full of amazing moves. This woman is the definition of an African Beauty. Her facial features are stunning and she obviously knows her to care for skin. I have always admired her glowing skin and I am always on the hunt for great skincare products to try. So when I came across an interview with Vogue, where she shared her beauty secrets, I knew I had to blog about it. Here are some skincare products and makeup tips she swears by –

Coconut Oil

Yemi Alade moisturises her face with some coconut oil after cleansing. The fact that she uses coconut oil doesn’t surprise me at all. This amazing product is known for the great skincare benefits. I have a bottle in my bathroom cabinet and I use it on my hair and skin. Coconut Oil is one of those multitasking oils you just need to have.

“Because I am a performance stage artist, and I dance a lot, the most important thing is the primer,” she says. “It keeps everything in place.” After a full-coverage long-wear foundation is applied, Alade uses two different concealers to highlight her lids, then sculpts her eyes with a contour palette, courtesy of the Nigerian beauty brand Zaron Cosmetics. “The main thing that pushed me to learn how to make myself up is because when I travel around the world, I find that Nigeria is very ahead in terms of makeup skills,” she explains. “The Nigerian makeup artists know exactly what they’re doing.”

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What do you think of this Beauty Muse? Are you a fan of her music? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

Beauty Tricks for the Lipstick

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The Lipstick is one of the most popular makeup products, and it is easy to see why it is so popular. It is one piece of makeup that can be easily applied quickly when you don’t have the time for anything else. The lipstick also has the power to instantly brighten up your face, and if you apply the right lipstick properly, it can create of illusion of your face looking more made up than it is.

 

The Origin of Lipsticks

Lipsticks first appeared over 5,000 years ago. Rumour has it that Cleopatra’s red lipsticks were made from finely crushed carmine beetle and ants’ eggs mixture. During the second world war, the ends of used lipsticks were collected and melted together to form new lipsticks for the women. Each woman had an average of 2 new lipsticks for the 5 year duration of the war.

 

 

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Lipsticks have the power to improve or ruin your overall look, so they are worth paying extra attention to. Here are some beauty tricks for the lipstick –

 

Pick the right lipstick shades

You need to ensure you go for the right shades of lipsticks. No point picking a nude lipstick if you are like me and nude doesn’t look good on you. You will end up looking washed out which is never a good look. Go for lipstick shades that complement your natural skin tone.

It can be tricky to get the right shades but my advice is to experiment with as many as possible until the find the brands, shades and textures that work for you.

I am currently loving these stunning lipsticks –

 

 

Get rid of dry skin on the lips

You can easily do this by scrubbing the lips gently with a toothbrush.

 

Apply a lip primer

Applying a primer before your lipsticks is the way to go. A good primer helps the lipstick stay on and stay put. I always apply my primer and leave it on for a few minutes before applying my lipstick. That way my primer sinks in properly before the lipstick goes on.

Here are some amazing lip primers –

 

 

Use a lip pencil

Lip pencils emphasise the lips so they are very much needed in the makeup bag. I have quite a few in various shades, and they really come in handy. My lips always look great when they are lined properly.

The tip is to always make sure your lip pencil and lipstick match. They have to be the same shade to look good. Once you line your lips and apply the lipstick, you shouldn’t be able to see lip liner. It just creates a sharp edge. The only time you shouldn’t use a lip pencil is when you are going for really glossy lips. You can get away with blurry edges when you lips are all glossed up.

Check out these fab lip pencils here –

 

 

Get a lip brush

Applying your lipstick with a lip brush is the best way to create a flawless look. You can’t compare the finish you get when you use a lip brush to when you don’t.

The best way to apply with a lip brush is to fill in the whole lip area, right up to the lip line, and then work into the corners. Also, open your mouth slightly when you apply your lipstick. This way to get to fill out every part of your lips.

Here is a great lip brush –

 

 

Blot your lips

Remember to blot your lips with tissue to fix our colour, add another layer of colour or gloss to complete the look. This is one of the most important beauty tricks for the lipstick, but many seem to forget it.

 

Do you have any beauty ticks for the lipstick to share?

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