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9/10 i use a lip stain. wait a while. then a lip pencil, then lipstick out of the tube/and or a lip glass. BUT i should start using my lip brush, and blotting and/or adding powder and then putting on a second coat. its hard to tell, and i normally use prowear anyway.

I wish I was more sanitary measures-conscious like you! For lipstick I just apply straight on, usually without a brush. And basically the same for lipgloss: I just use the wand that comes with the tube.

I usually do a sheer layer of moisturizer first, then lipstick, then a complimenting lipgloss on top. No primer, liner, or setting powder for me ;P

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I think it’s unnecessary for most 🙂 I had a lot of makeup before blogging, and now I have even more, I’m still rational enough to be able to admit, “No, I won’t use all these glosses up.”

I usually moisturise my lips first then I apply lipliber then lipstick and gloss at the centre of my bottom lip. Oh and a dash of shimmer powder on my cupids area above the lip

Straight on the lip, unless some red lipsticks like MAC Red or Viva Glam I, I apply them with a lip brush
I don´t use to wear glosses

Lipstick: If it’s a sheer lipstick, straight from the tube. If it’s more pigmented, I apply most of it from the tube and do the edges with a lip brush for precision.

Gloss: If I’m wearing the gloss alone (or over a stain), I use the applicator. If I’m applying it over a lipstick, I’ll almost always apply with a lip brush or dab it on with my finger so that I don’t get lipstick on the applicator (eww).

I too apply most times straight out of the tube. never had any issues with it, only some lipsticks i apply with ha brush because sometimes the finish is slightly different when applied with brush.

I always wear the lipstick straight from the tube, unless its almost finished…sometimes if the color is too strong I blend it with my finger

I also use the wands that come with the glosses, unless they are the squeeze or the pot ones, in that case I use my finger or a brush

right from the tube except for my YSL rouge volupte I use a brush because they’re so pigmented and I can easily use an excessive amount of the product,
I use the applicator that comes with lipglosses

I apply my lipstick straight out of the tube, generally. The only gloss I use is Lancome juicy tubes, which I also apply straight from the tube.

I use it just like that…sometimes I use a lip balm with spf underneath though, if my lips are dry or if it’s really sunny.
Gloss I also apply just like that – as I don’t have disposable applicators I always have to clean my lips before reapplying, which can be quite a hassle when I’m on the go. But I really don’t like it if gloss “goes bad” so to say, so I really do my best and if in doubt I just use my lip balm instead.

Christine, where do you buy your disposable applicators? That’s such a great idea. Does the lip gloss tend to last longer in the tube if you do it that way? Thanks

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I get mine from Amazon: ‘Disposable Flocked Lip Gloss Applicators 50pcs.’ by Makeup Artist Shop for $8.00 http://amzn.to/dgZefj

They’re not the nicest applicator – any included applicator is smoother/softer – but as I often am just reviewing a gloss for the blog, I’ll use a separate applicator instead, so I can pass along the product to friends/family or keep it and not worry about my germs swirling around in there, lol. My theory is that the gloss should last longer OR at the very least, I know it won’t have turned because of bacteria/germs. In all honesty, even some of my old MAC lipglasses don’t seem to have “turned” (maybe 3-4 years old) that I *have* used.

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I get mine from Amazon: ‘Disposable Flocked Lip Gloss Applicators 50pcs.’ by Makeup Artist Shop for $8.00 http://amzn.to/dgZefj

They’re not the nicest applicator – any included applicator is smoother/softer – but as I often am just reviewing a gloss for the blog, I’ll use a separate applicator instead, so I can pass along the product to friends/family or keep it and not worry about my germs swirling around in there, lol.

I use lipstick right out of the tube, and use whatever wand comes with the lipgloss. I don’t have enough glosses to bother with disposable wands, but it’s a good idea for people who have tons of lipglosses. For melted lipsticks I’ll use a brush.

I apply my lipstick directly from the tube, but I blend it into the lipliner using a brush. I apply lipgloss with the applicator supplied with the tube. Lipgloss from pots are definitely applied using a lip brush.

I have been using lipstick straight from the tube and the wand from my lipgloss but a MAC MUA showed me yesterday how different a l/s looked when applied with a brush and I was impressed!

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