Lipstick Mistakes You Might Be Making | Watsons PH

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Lipstick is an essential part of almost every woman’s beauty routine as it pulls your whole look together. A lot of people thought lipstick application is just swipe and go, truth is it gets a little more complicated than that. Read on to learn about lipstick mistakes that you’re probably making, and see how to avoid them.


Nothing ruins a gorgeous lip makeup like chapped lips. To avoid cracked lipstick, hydrate your lips by drinking six glasses of water a day. If hydration doesn’t solve your chapped lip problem, try to put lip balm to smooth your lips before applying lipstick. In addition to keeping your lips hydrated, exfoliating before applying lipstick is also very important. Use gentle lip scrub to remove dead skin cells can help leaving a smooth and moisturized surface for your lip colour.

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Many people have overlooked the importance of lip liner. Lip liner is to lipstick what primer is to foundation or a base coat is to nail polish. You can’t say it’s a must have, but it sure makes your lip makeup look better and last longer. Outlining your lips with a pencil that’s one shade darker than your natural lip colour help make your lips look instantly fuller and defined. Applying lip liner before your lipstick or lip gloss also helps prevent the colour from bleeding or feathering.

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Finding the right lipstick shade is essential to pulling your look together without washing you out, however many people pick the wrong shade for their skin tone. For people with yellow undertones skin, the best choice is sticking to warmer colours and for pink undertones, you can also look for shades with blue or purple tones in them.

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The most common lipstick mistake is over-applying and end up having lipstick on your teeth. To avoid over-application, after you apply your lipstick, try to put your finger in your mouth, close your mouth around your finger and slide your finger out. This should remove any lipstick that has gotten on the inner part of your lips that touches your teeth.

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