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Common Lipstick Mistakes and How To Fix Them

How to Apply Lipstick

Lipsticks are a quick and easy way to highlight one of the most prominent features on your face and make a statement. Lipsticks also seem pretty straight forward right? You roll out the bullet or remove the wand and go straight in and you are done. You are probably wondering you know everything about lipsticks and don’t think you could ever go wrong. Well, think again. There is in fact a right way to apply lipstick which ensures you get the perfect pout every time. You might unknowingly be making a few mistakes that could make your lipstick look patchy, cracked, dry, and more. Maybe your lipstick doesn’t last as long as you’d like or maybe you somehow always get lipstick on your teeth. Don’t worry if this sounds like you, because we bring to you a quick and easy guide on common mistakes that you can fix and learn how to use lipsticks the right way.

1. You hardly ever prep your lips

Even though you are here to read about common lipstick mistakes and how to use lipstick correctly, this first step goes back to before you even apply the lipstick. If you notice your lips getting chapped more than usual and you often find lipstick settling into the cracks in your lips, it is time you pay more attention to your prep routine. Just like you wash, scrub, and prime your face as a part of your skincare routine, you also need to exfoliate and hydrate your lips to make sure they stay smooth and soft. Use a gentle lip exfoliator and scrub your lips to get rid of the dead cells and rough skin. Do this two to three times a week but remember - do not be too harsh as the skin on your lips is very delicate. To keep your lips moisturized and nourished, apply a hydrating lip balm like the Maybelline Baby Lips Lipcare every day. Baby Lips not only keeps your lips moisturized up to 8 hours but it is also enriched with SPF that protects your lips from the damaging sun rays. Exfoliate and hydrate your lips to flaunt kissable and baby-soft lips and create a smooth canvas for all your lipsticks.

2. You do not choose the right lipstick

And no we are not talking about shades, you have complete freedom to choose your favourite shade depending on your mood and the occasion. We are talking about the texture and the formula of the lipstick. How many times have you gone through your day, talking, drinking, and eating, only to realize that half of the lipstick from the middle of your lips has come off and you are only left with an ugly looking lipstick outline? If you are somebody who doesn’t like touching up their lipstick throughout the day or maybe you don’t have the chance to, avoid using soft and creamy lipsticks that easily smudge or fade away. What you need is a long-wearing matte liquid lipstick like the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink. Not only does this lipstick stay put for up to 16 hours but it is also waterproof, transfer-proof, kiss-proof, and smudge-proof. You can enjoy your day and complete your tasks without having to worry about your lipstick fading away, this lipstick works as hard as you! On the other hand, if you regularly suffer from dry and cracked lips and want something soft and creamy, look for hydrating lipsticks that nourish your lips. The Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks are infused with shea butter to give you a burst of bold colour while also keeping your lips moisturized all day long.

3. You apply too many layers of your liquid lipstick

Matte liquid lipsticks look stunning on your lips, there is no denying that. But just like putting on too many layers of nail polish on your nails make them look weirdly goopy and thick, layering on your liquid lipstick will not only make your lips look cakey but also feels extremely uncomfortable. And once it dries down, the liquid lipstick will also start to crumble, flake, and crack. Not only that, most liquid lipsticks are also very drying and can make your lips chapped and dehydrated if you layer on too much. The last thing you need on your romantic dinner date is lips that are crumbly and dry. The right way to apply lipstick is to apply just one coat each on your top and bottom lip and wait for a couple of seconds for the lipstick to dry before you rub your lips together. Stick to liquid lipsticks that deliver an intense colour payoff in just one swipe so you don’t have to pile on multiple layers to get your desired coverage level. Apply the highly pigmented Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipstick that is not only super saturated but also does not dry out your lips.

Lipsticks are a fun and quick way to change up your makeup look. You can take your base makeup from subtle daytime to nighttime glam by just switching up your lipstick. But if you do now know how to use lipsticks correctly, you might encounter some challenges. This handy little guide is a simple yet effective way to avoid and fix some common lipstick challenges. Want a detailed guide on the right way to apply lipstick? Read our Step by Step Lipstick Application Guide for more.

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