The Lip Looks

There is no shortage of what we can do with lipstick these days. Not only have the formulas expanded and diversified, but how we apply it and what kind of looks we try to create have also changed. If you have been thinking lately about switching up your lipstick looks, we have a few ideas for you to try out.


The blurred edge look, is already popular in different parts of the world. To get this look, start by applying a skin-colored concealer or foundation to your lips to create a blank canvas. Next choose a lipstick, lip stain or liquid lipstick of any color you like, and swipe it on the inner edge of your mouth only. Take a brush—or use your finger—to gently pat and blend the lip color towards the outer edges of your mouth, making sure to stop well before your lip line. The goal of this look is to create a gradient of color.


Have you ever loved a certain color of lipstick but wished it had a different finish? Well, there are ways to make your favorite lippie more matte! For a matte look, first apply an even coat (or two) of your favorite color. Next, take a tissue and gently lay it flat against your lips. Take out a translucent face-setting powder and a large fluffy brush, and tap a liberal amount of the powder onto the tissue area covering your lips. What this does is take out the shine in your lipstick formula without leaving a noticeable powder residue.


Lastly, if you want to add oomph to a lip gloss, consider making it into a plumping gloss or sparkly gloss. For a plumping gloss, add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to a tinted or nude-colored lip gloss, or add a few drops of peppermint oil to a clear gloss. The peppermint oil and ground cinnamon help stimulate blood circulation, temporarily plumping up the lips. For a sparkly lip gloss option, take a tube of clear lip gloss and add cake decorating, edible glitter—after all, you’re putting it on your lips!


Here’s to putting your best lips forward this week!