Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Beauty Discovered

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Layer Lip Products

Share your best tips and tricks for layering lip products!  Feel free to share your first experiences, how you’ve grown, what you’ve learned, and what, ultimately, you found most helpful in learning how to layer lip products.  (And if you haven’t conquered it, hopefully some of these tips will help you get there!)

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. Invest in at least a lip brush OR a few disposable lipgloss applicators–you don’t want your sheer beige gloss to turn pink because you applied it over red lipstick once!
  2. More opaque glosses will have more of a color impact when layered over a lipstick, so if you don’t want to change the base color a lot, opt for something with less color, more shimmer/gloss.  If you want more change, then choose something with a stronger color base.
  3. A little gloss on the center of the lip can act to highlight and make lips appear larger/fuller

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6 thoughts on “How to Layer Lip Products – Tips & Tricks

  1. Laura

    When I want a subtle pop of color, sometimes I apply a bold colored lip liner, like a bright pink or red, then a sheer to semi-opaque nude lipstick/gloss on top.

    Going along with tip #3, some loose pigments work really well as a lip highlight. Lightly tap your finger in the pigment and dab onto the center of the lip. I love MAC Rose for this!

  2. I think the most important thing is to be careful when you apply the second layer. I tried to put gloss over lipstick once and ended up taking half the lipstick off! It comes down to choice of applicators (I’ve found my finger is actually the easiest when using small amounts of gloss) and keeping the pressure light.

  3. GUSnail

    My tip is to keep the layers very thin, so light application, even if you have to apply a product more than once. And don’t be afraid to use your fingers to blend and work the product into your lips.

  4. june

    firstly, i used a lipstain, waited for it to dry and then lined the lips with a lip pencil. then i applied lipstick. blot once and applied it again. using this trick, my lipstick lasted at least 18 hours through a lot of drinks and breakfast, lunch and dinner at a wedding and it didn’t require even a single touch up or looked like it had been on for 18 hours. it probably would have lasted longer but i needed to go to bed by that point