Try This Lip Liner Hack for a Perfect Cupid’s Bow Every TimeAugust 26, 2022
How to Use Lip Liner on Your Cupid's BowFor this quick tutorial, you only need two items: lip liner and your lipstick of choice. We like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Anti-Feathering Lip Liner and the NYX Professional Makeup Smooth Whip Matte Lip Cream.
Make an "X"
Once you locate your cupid’s bow, start at the highest point of your natural lip and draw a straight line extending down from that point. Repeat on the other side of your top lip to make an X shape.
Define the Bottom Lip
You’ll find the exact center of your bottom lip directly below the X you just created. Make the next line across that point to define your bottom lip. Starting here will ensure evenness across your lip.
Make Two V's
Part your lips slightly and draw a sideways V shape connecting your top and bottom lip at both corners of your mouth. This will keep your lipstick in place and prevent bleeding.
Connect the Lines
Use short strokes of the pencil to connect the lines you’ve made in steps one through three. For the cleanest application, angle the pencil by holding it vertically, flat against the lip, with the tip of the liner pointing upward.
Finish It Off and Apply Your Lipstick
Top off your perfect cupid’s bow with a swipe of lipstick or a dab of lip gloss.