There’s no doubt that lipgloss is one of the best inventions in the beauty industry. It screams glam and sass, a perfect combination. An interesting fact about its history is that it was created by Max Factor the inventor of makeup back in the early 1900s. It was a quick fix application to help make actresses lips more moist and shiny to save time and make actresses look more appealing and sexy in the black and white films.
Today, lipgloss has gained popularity all over the world as an alternative to make your lips pop, literally. Here are some lipgloss secrets to make it look better and last longer on the lips:
- Exfoliate your lips
Just like we do with our faces, it’s important to exfoliate the lips as well. Exfoliating your lips will get rid of the dead skin on them, make them softer, reduce the fine lines that appear usually on the bottom lip, and make them look exceptionally juicy and healthy. You can choose to buy a ready lip scrub from a recognized beauty store, or make a DIY one. Coconut, sugar, and honey make a perfect lip scrub. Simply combine ingredients in a small jar, then stir until mixed. Apply a small amount to your finger, and gently rub it into your lips. Continue rubbing gently for 1 minute, then rinse with warm water. Beauty: 3 Simple Yet Heavenly DIY Lip Scrub Recipes
- Apply on the middle part of your lips, then rub together
Instead of swiping the lipgloss across the length of your lips, you should do it strategically. Apply gloss on the middle of your bottom lip only, then rub your lips together. This adds the perfect amount of sheen while keeping the gloss from getting sticky. Sticky lipgloss feels gross.
- Use lip liner
Lining your lips will help them to last longer. Be careful with this process making sure to only shade the edges, otherwise, it will look overdone. Lip liner gives lip gloss something to adhere to, therefore increasing staying power and preventing colour from bleeding into fine lines. Beauty: 7 Lip Liner Tricks For Fuller Lips
- Consider using powder before applying
Using powder on your lips is beneficial. For one, it makes lipgloss last longer, and so you end up saving on the product. Lipgloss has notoriously low staying power. Once you drink or even eat something, it’s gone and you have to reapply. To counter this, put pat powder using a finger gently before applying the gloss.
- Avoid applying lipgloss where the lips meet
It’s easy to get into the habit of over-applying lipgloss until it embarrasses you one day. We all know that white tacky film that appears where the lips meet. It’s not a pleasant sight. To avoid such a situation, don’t apply lipgloss where the lips meet. This helps to reduce the buildup of the white film.
- Buy quality lipgloss
Just like with any other products, you need to buy quality lipgloss. Remember that cheap is expensive. You might save your coins and end up with a rash on your lips, which becomes a whole other process to get rid of. Buy from a reputable brand, and make sure to check the review of the lipgloss online before purchasing it.