We’re not here to point fingers, but over the past several years it seems someone has been bad-mouthing a tried and true friend of ours: lip liner. Well, we’re here to put all the rumors to rest. The truth is the notion that lip liner is outdated is well…outdated. Celebrity makeup artist Tiffany Hall-Scarmana is with us on our crusade to this fantastic product’s name. In case you’ve been avoiding this little wonder for your lips, let us fill you in on what you’ve been missing.
For a smooth gliding application and a fluid line, Hall-Scarmana recommends prepping lips with a light lip balm first. Part your lips slightly (this will keep your lips closest to their natural shape) and apply the liner using light, short strokes. Always follow your natural lip shape–overdrawn lips are not a good look. If you start to draw the pencil across your lips and it tugs the skin, then the pencil is too hard. Try sharpening the pencil and warming the point between your thumb and index finger to soften it.
Have we converted you into a lip liner lover? Tell us below! Photos: Thinkstock
About the Author:When Deven's not behind the scenes producing our photo shoots, she's behind her computer writing about everything from nail art to new lipstick.
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