Making sure your lipstick stays put through the day can be a difficult task. There are high chances that while you are enjoying a quick bite with your friends or out for a drink with your SO— the end result is either your lip shade getting feathered or smudged. Enters mask— and now the challenge of making sure it stays on your lips and nowhere else has gone up a notch. But, that doesn't stop us from not enjoying a lip drenched in our favourite reds and browns. Wondering how to cop a sharp lip by ditching that unruly sight of your mask stained with lipstick *aargh*? Then read on to follow this guide.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate and Exfoliate!
Make sure you exfoliate your lips before applying any lip product. Leave alone the stains on your face mask, you surely don't want to witness crusty and flaky lips. This step will help with a flawless application because rough lips never provide the best colour payoff. Take a little amount of lip scrub and slowly in a circular motion start rubbing the product for two minutes. Wash off with cool water and pat dry your lips with a soft towel.
Product recommendation: RAS, Lush lips conditioning & brightening lip scrub with grapefruit and orange
Rs 472, available at https://www.rasluxuryoils.com/
Protect and Nourish Your Puckers
Time for providing your lips with the hydration and nourishment it needs. There is nothing like a good lip balm or even a lip mask that does the job for you. If you are looking for a trusty lip balm/mask that won't disappoint you then always make sure you look out for ingredients like jojoba, shea butter or cocoa butter. These do a great job in keeping your puckers baby soft and all set for the application. One swipe and wait for 2-3 minutes before you move on to the next step.
Product recommendation: Juicy Chemistry, damask rose and fig lip balm
Rs. 400, available at https://juicychemistry.com/
Line Them to Finesse
Remove the excess lip balm using tissue paper or a soft cloth and move on to lining your lips. Let us tell you that this step is pretty underrated and once you start using a lip liner, trust us your lip game is about to level up for good! If you love an overlined lip effect then opt for a lip liner that is two shades darker than your lip shade or simply goes for a liner that is of the exact same shade as your lipstick. Line the corners and fill in your lips with the same, be patient as you do this because this is your make or break step.
Product recommendation: SUGAR, Lipping On The Edge lip liner
Rs. 499.00, available at https://in.sugarcosmetics.com/
Seal the Deal
The world of beauty is brimming with various lip launches, each day you have a new shade or a new formula coming up. Amidst so many options how do you find the right one for yourself? Begin by opting for matte formulas that are not over-drying and settle in for a soft finish while making sure they don't budge, no matter what. However, if your favourite shade is not available in a liquid matte formula, then just apply your lipstick and place tissue paper on it. Then, lightly dust the tissue with translucent setting powder and you will be good to go!
Product recommendation: M.A.C Powder Kiss liquid lipstick
Rs. 2220, available on https://www.boddess.com/