How to Apply Lipstick – Tips and Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Apply Lipstick

Share your best tips and tricks for applying your lipstick perfectly!  Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. If you struggle, consider using a lip brush to help give you more precision!
  2. I start by applying from the center of my bottom lip, and then going to the left, then middle to the right.  Then, I repeat on my upper lip by staring at the cupid’s bow.
  3. I press the lipstick to the center of my lip, and then open my mouth slightly and move the lipstick across the lip while closing my mouth.
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Before I could just swipe my lipsticks across my lips, I was afraid of running out or putting too much. So I used the rounded tip of my ring finger to pick up the product and apply it to my lips. For me, it was because the tip of my ring fingers always happened to be the perfect shape or size that fit the curves of my lips. ^^

I thought I was the only one to use my finger to apply my lipstick. I never apply lipstick from the tube directly to my lips. I find that my ring finger is perfect.

Lip brushes are nice for applying just the right amount of lipstick without having to dab off the excess on a tissue. Also, maybe I’m a germaphobe, but I don’t like thinking about germs building up on my lipstick, and I can easily just clean my lip brush.

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