How do you layer your lip products?

If it’s a more pigmented base product, then I’ll use a separate tool for layering,
whether that be my fingertip or a lip brush. For gloss, I prefer fingertips unless it’s very pigmented, then a brush is handier (especially to get it along my cupid’s bow). For a powder product, always fingertips as I find lip brushes a little harder to ensure even distribution of most powders.

— Christine
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Well I learned something from your statement. I’m going to use my fingers more during lip color application. I don’t have a special way of layering lip products. Plainly I put on solid or liquid lipstick first and then apply gloss if I use one on top. Occasionally I’ll use a liner first.

If I’ll be wearing a matte or a more metallic shade, MAC Prep & Prime Lips gets put on first. It seriously protects my lips and makes these types of lipsticks look much smoother and they last longer on, too. Next comes lip liner, which I need as the pigment in my lips is a bit uneven around the edges and doesn’t completely go to the ridge in some areas. Lipstick and/ or lip gloss is the next and final step.

I don’t think I’ve ever layered lip products aside for liner and lipstick which is pretty basic (put lip pencil on, put lipstick on, done). Even gloss and lipstick I tend to wear separately. I don’t like having to touch up more than one product, and like my lip product to be as low-maintenance as possible.

MLBB colors get applied straight from the bullet then blended in with a lip brush. If I’m wearing a gloss as well, I’ll apply that to the center of my lower lip, mush my lips together and then blend it out over my lipstick with my brush. If I’m wearing deeper colors or colors that are significantly different from my natural lip color, I’ll use a lipliner first to even up (but never, ever, overdraw! I’m so tired of seeing that!) my lipline first and then apply my lipstick and gloss the same as with the MLBB colors. I really think a lip brush makes all the difference for a woman of my age because my lips have lost a lot of volume and–like everything else 😉 –they’ve wrinkled. Using a bursh creates a smoother, more ever coat of color.

I have very pigmented lips and major upper lip lines. I will apply UD Ozone and a wax pencil around the outside perimeter of my lips. The ozone helps mostly with the hyperpigmentation of my lips. I don’t always wear lip liner but when I do I usually apply along my natural lip line and then will usually feather the liner inward or will actually fill the whole lip with the liner. It really depends on what I am applying as my lip product. If I am planning on using a liquid lip, which is seldom as they are too drying, I will apply a lip balm first and let it nourish my lips before applying the liquid lip. I then gently wipe it off before proceeding. I do like mixing custom colors of lipsticks but usually use two traditional lipsticks so I will apply both of them with lip brushes so I don’t cross contaminate the bullets or I mix them on a small palette. I don’t mess the bullets up though by taking hunks out, LOL. I just swipe them gently on the palette. If I am using a topper then I will use a different brush or my fingers. I like applying powder lip products with my finger, gently tapping it into place.

I don’t have a special method! if I layer it’s usually gloss over top of lipstick. And I’ll usually apply my lipstick, blot, then reapply my lipstick, maybe blot again, then I take a small lip brush and smooth a light layer of gloss over top!

I can’t layer and don’t like to.

My lips are dry and flake easily so I can’t have too many layers on my lips (or too many different products) or it will flake no matter the product.

HOWEVER when I do get the chance to layer (rarely) I am able by using one lip product as the outer layer and go in the middle with the other color but I can’t rub them together or blot. Even with daily liquid or matte lipsticks – I have to completely take off (like I just did after eating lunch) with Melted Liquid lips then reapply because I can’t apply a layer over it…its annoying but I am used to it now.

If I want long wear, I’ll put a thin coat of lip liner all over my lips, and blend it with my finger or a lip brush. Then lipstick either straight from the bullet or with a brush, depending on how fussy the formula is. Then I outline my lips with the lip pencil. If I want gloss, that either gets layered on with the wand, or with a brush (pot glosses). If I top my lipstick with with a highlighter or eyeshadow instead, I just pat that on with my ring finger.

The most layering I do is a lip pencil all over my lips and than my lipstick. Usually I use a lip pencil if it is a lipstick that is sheer which are my favorite types of lip products.

My children and grandchildren tease I have lizard lips, lol. I start with primer, add one bolder color then tone it down with a softer one if necessary. I don’t wear additional gloss as I prefer a glossy lip product. I use lip liner every once and again.

I always apply chapstic or any other protective spf under my lipsticks and use a lip brush to even things out either with regular lipsticks or liquid ones. Hardly ever have chapped lips (even when running, wind, sun, etc). Is hard to find lip liners these days just by itself. I’m looking to get a few mines are getting old don’t know where to look? Can’t find on drugstores that easily?

I just use lipstick and sometimes I will put another shade on top to give the lip colour extra depth. No lip liners, gloss or anything else like that.

Christine, I was wondering how you layered the dual ended Bite Amuse Bouche lipsticks that were released around the holidays (Fig / Rose Gold, Jam / Opal, etc)! When I use the shimmery shades, I’ve just kind of been applying them like regular lipstick over the cream shade, but it really doesn’t seem to do anything. Would you use the fingertip layering method for this kind of product?

I use fingertips or brushes – I wouldn’t use it directly from the tube since they are sheer and would pick up color from what I was wearing.

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