Liquid Lipstick- A Few Tips

1. Liquid lipstick contains the pigment of a lipstick, and the glide and sheen of a gloss. Liquid lipsticks leave behind that candy apple-like coating — minus the stick — on your lips, but you can blot them with a tissue to make them appear more matte.

2. You only need one coat. Liquid lipsticks are the lip equivalent to makeup’s one-coat wonders, meaning you can achieve the opaque pigment you want with one swipe. That said, if you want to make the color more dramatic, go ahead and apply coats two and three.

3. Its formula is buildable. Liquid lipsticks are meant to be opaque, but you can make it look more like a stain if you blot the color with a tissue. That way it leaves a hint of color that will stay all day or night long, yet still have the tiniest bit of shine to it. But, if you want it to be more intense, simply add on another layer.

4. Liquid lipsticks are meant to stay on for hours and hours, so it can be drying. Our liquid lipsticks are very hydrating but if you feel your lips are becoming dehydrated, we recommend prepping your lips with a tiny bit of wax-based lip balm to keep them moist.

5. For precise application, apply it to your bottom lip first, then tend to your top lip since our formula is pretty pigmented. Press your lips together, and then fill in your Cupid’s bow carefully with the applicator or a lip brush. If you need to perfect your Cupid’s bow, use a lip liner that matches the liquid lipstick exactly.

6. Liquid lipsticks are great for making out because the lip color won’t transfer onto your partner’s lips. Whether it’s your first date or your wedding day, and you want to go a little bolder with your lip color, liquid lipsticks are the way to go. They’re meant to be long-wearing, so the color will not only not transfer onto your cocktail glass, it won’t kiss off on your man’s lips either.

7. Liquid Lipsticks also won’t slide down your face when temperatures rise. These formulas stay put, thanks to the long-wearing polymers they contain.

8. Once liquid lipstick is on, it’s on. Since the formula is designed to stay all day, once you apply them, you only have a little time to erase any mistakes, or else the removal proves to be a bit more challenging. If you color outside of your lip lines, we suggests dipping the tip of a cotton swab into a cold cream, like Pond’s, which will help lift the formula off your skin easily.

9. To prevent your liquid lipstick from feathering, apply foundation along the edges of your lips when you apply it to your entire face. This will help give the lip color something to anchor to. Then, if it does begin to bleed, use a precision cotton swab to clean up any smudges and use a concealer along the perimeter of your mouth to make it perfect-looking again.

10. Liquid lipsticks are hard to get off for a reason — because they’re supposed to stay on until your day (or night) is over. To remove the formula easily, use a textured wipe which will help get the color out of the cracks and crevices of your lips, exfoliating your pout at the same time for a smoother finish.