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A swipe of colourful lipstick can instantly update your look. Be it your go-to red hue or the barely-there nude shade, getting that perfect pout is more than just swiping the colour. From long-lasting stay to colour payoff, there are a few rules you must follow before you apply a lipstick.

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Moisturise

Dry lips can collect your lip colour and create a patchy-finish. Make sure you moisturise your lips before applying the lip colour.

Define your lips

Before swiping the colour on your lips directly, you must define your lips. A lip liner is thicker than the lipstick and can help to create a barrier and won’t let the colour smear.

Choose the right shade

Always test the colour before you purchase. You should look for a colour that brightens your face and not makes you dull instead. For nude colours, look for a shade matching your lip colour, as there is no one-for-all hue.

Apply it the right way

Whenever you apply your lipstick, start from the centre of your lips to the corner. Once you’ve applied the lip colour, blot with a tissue paper and then apply a second coat for a long-lasting stay.

It’s easy to do

A lipstick only looks as good as its application, so take time when you’re applying it. You should pat foundation directly onto your lips first to ensure you get the exact colour in the tube. Sometimes our natural pink tone tends to change the lipstick colour.

By Damilola Faustino

Read also: How To Use Lip Liner To Achieve A Fuller Pout

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