- Step 1: Choose lip liner Choose a lip liner that is the same tone, or lighter, than your lipstick. A darker liner will draw too much attention to the contrast.
- Step 2: Sharpen pencil Sharpen the lip liner pencil before using it to remove any dirt or bacteria that has built up since its last use.
- TIP: If you want a little extra moisture on your lips, apply a little balm, then blot with a tissue.
- Step 3: Draw upper lip Draw a thin line along your upper lip line, angling the pencil for a soft application. Do this with delicate strokes, starting from the outer corners of your lips and moving to the center.
- Step 4: Repeat on bottom lip Repeat this on the bottom lip line.
- TIP: If you want to go for a vintage '30s look, tuck your upper lip under your teeth so you can see the V-shape in the center. Line this bow and the middle of the bottom to lip for balance. Draw light lines to the outer corners on the top and bottom.
- Step 5: Shade in lips Lightly shade in the rest of your lips with the pencil.
- Step 6: Apply lipstick Apply your lipstick, blot with a tissue, and—if you want—dab on a little gloss for a finishing touch.
- FACT: Lip marks are like fingerprints—no two are alike.
You Will Need
- A lip liner
- A sharpener for the liner
- And some tissues
- Some lip balm (optional)
- And some lip gloss (optional)