Friday, June 14, 2013

How To's of Lipstick

At Barbizon of Akron, we noticed that lipstick is starting to make a comeback! Don't miss out on this trend. Below are our tips for perfect lipstick lips!

Exfoliate: Exfoliate your lips using a toothbrush and a homemade scrub of sugar and water. The scrub should be rough, so be sure not to dissolve all of the sugar with the water. Do this for about twenty seconds and then condition with Vaseline. Wipe the Vaseline off and begin with your lip liner.

Lip Liner: Find a lip liner that is two shades darker than your lipstick. Using lip liner has great benefits as it acts like a primer to the lipstick, helping it stay on longer. By outlining just outside of your lip line, you can also create the illusion of fuller, plumper lips.

Apply liner: Starting from the outline, move the line in the the center of the lips.

Apply Lipstick: You can apply your lipstick either directly or with a brush. It is whichever your prefer. Make sure to apply in two sweeping coats, and be sure to get the cracks in your lips for better coverage.

Less is More: With lipstick, less is more. Do not leave your lips greasy as it is unattractive and will wipe off more easily on other objects. Blot with the back of your hand or a tissue. You can also add a clear gloss to the center of lips to help the lipstick pop.

And your finished! We are looking forward to seeing Barbizon of Akron take on the lipstick trend. Shine on, Barbizon!