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Perfecting Your Pout: The Ultimate Lip Prep Guide

Jul 9, 2024 COSMYTHS.Store

Let’s face it, we've all made the mistake of skipping lip prep before applying lipstick. But if you want your lip color to look stunning and last all day, prepping your lips is non-negotiable. A little extra care can make a world of difference, ensuring your lipstick glides on smoothly, looks even, and stays vibrant. Here's how to prep your lips like a pro:

 

Step 1: Exfoliate Your Lips

Kick things off with a good exfoliation. Grab a lip scrub and gently apply it to your lips, massaging it in circular motions. This will slough off any dead skin cells and leave your lips feeling silky smooth. Exfoliating once a week is usually enough to keep your lips in top condition.

Don't have a lip scrub on hand? No problem! You can easily make your own by mixing equal parts fine sugar and coconut or olive oil. Or, simply use a soft toothbrush or a clean washcloth to gently buff away those pesky dry flakes.

 

Step 2: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Dry lips are a no-go when it comes to flawless lipstick application. Keep your pout hydrated by applying a nourishing lip balm morning and night. For best results, apply a generous layer at the beginning of your makeup routine to let it sink in while you do the rest of your face.

A good lip balm doesn't just hydrate; it also leaves your lips feeling soothed and gives them a subtle, healthy shine. Your lips will be soft, smooth, and ready for color.

 

Step 3: Correct and Perfect

If you have naturally darker lips and want your lipstick to pop, start with a bit of foundation powder. This will neutralize your natural lip color, creating a blank canvas for your chosen shade. Once your lips are muted, any lipstick you apply will appear true to its color, giving you a vibrant, flawless finish.

 

By following these simple yet effective steps, you can make sure your lips are perfectly prepped and primed. Not only will your lipstick look better, but it will also last longer, letting you enjoy your fabulous look all day long. So, next time you're getting ready, take a few extra minutes to pamper your lips – they deserve it!

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