Our lips are one of the most important facial feature because they frame everything we say – they form our smiles and kisses and emphasise our facial expressions. Since women began wearing make-up, painted lips have been fashionable and now in modern times there is a multi-billion dollar industry out there to help us have luscious looking lips, so take advantage of it and seek out what might suit you.
I have recently discovered lipstain and am finding that long-lasting colour is wonderful because I never look dreary and washed out. I will include tips for those who like to use lipstick as well as tips for the lipstain ladies.
My choice – keeps the lips coloured all day even after eating and drinking. It can come in a two pack – lipstain and lipgloss.
*TIP Keep the bottom lip full by shortening the top lip by as much as one centimetre at the outer edges to counteract gravity and give the up, up, up look.
*TIP Lip plumping conditioner will diffuse a strong lipstick colour – the intensity will be softened just enough to be more flattering.
Once again, keep lipstick on the bottom lip full and extended up as far as possible, keep the lipstick on the top lip shorter in length to give that upward cupid’s bow, smiling appearance.
You might consider going as far as having a lip enhancement treatment at your cosmetic medical clinic – a great favourite of mine. Tiny amounts of filler are injected and cause the lips to become nicely full and plump. Your clinician can define the edges which gives an excellent finish. Don’t worry about looking bee-stung, your clinician will discuss age appropriateness with you.
*N.B. Use an anaesthetic cream on your lips 30 minutes before your appointment. Keep a handkerchief in you hand – your eyes will water and your nose might run.
Four Tips for Beautiful Lips
Keep your lips smiling, smiling, smiling so that you look young and happy. Smiling pink lips will make you look vibrant and beautiful.