Mistakes you do while applying Lip Liners

While applying makeup, one must always remember this cardinal rule to always apply lip liner before wearing lipstick. Lipliner, a major cosmetic product, helps designate the area of lipstick; A Lipliner also helps to ensure the lipstick is non-bleeding with a longer-wear finish. A lipstick can have any formula, be it creamy, matte finish, classic tube, or liquid lipstick. Remember that on an unwielded application, lip liner can render opposite effect and leave you with a worse look.

Pre-conceptions about Incorrect Lipliner Application

In this article, we are going to warn you on the five wrong ways of Lipliner applications:

Worrying About Lipstick-Lipliner Matching

The answer on choosing a lip liner is two-fold, like finding a signature neutral-ish Lipliner: the Lipliner must go with anything. It must not exactly match your skin tone, but you can try to stay in that range. Even on the application of red or pink lipstick, the Lipliner will still do the job. All you have to do is make sure to blend out well as well as cover any lined area with lipstick. This is done to ensure that no neutral is peeking through.

Also, while wearing a particular lipstick shade for any event, you must pick up the matching lip liner shade or something close to get the color than neutral. It is highly recommended if you are wearing a bold shade of any of the following colors:

  • Red
  • Fuchsia
  • Bright Pink


Hesitating in Blending Out

Suppose your outfit renders you to go for a 1990s brown liner look, and you are looking to use a layer with a frosted purple lip gloss. In such cases, blending becomes essential. Here, blending works wonder even using the exact matching lipstick shade. When you complete the initial lip line, you can take the liner to fill in your lips and move towards your pout, until the outer third of your lips is covered lightly with lip liner. After such an application, you can use your finger to buff out the liner towards the lips center, without buffing the outer line to create the Ombré shading inside the lips, along with maintaining a crisp and smooth outer line.

Using a Firm and Rugged Hand for application

Beginning the lines of “light as a feather,” you can come at your lip line at a slant angle, rather than pressing on it directly. With this, you can use continuous small strokes and feather-light pressure to start drawing on the lips with the liner. Repeat this process until the entire lip is finished, and then go back to spots needing a little more pigment. You can begin with small, light strokes, starting with a base of hydrating lip balm. The hydrating balm will help your liner glide on better even after your lipsticks.

Underlining Your Lips

You must not hug too close to your lip line to avoid any overlining. This won’t favor your pouts anyway. In case you accidentally overline a bit, it won’t become much noticeable, but might give a slightly plumper look. You must keep the underline subtle, and as close to your natural lip line as possible. You can also overline on purpose for a more voluptuous lip look but always be cautious with your confidence.

Blunt Application of the Liner

A blunt tip on your lip liner is very complex and sensitive application. It is like using a handful of butter in a homemade biscuit recipe. You can call it for half a stick, which will not be precise enough. Do not sharpen your tips as it will result in a harsh line with too much pressure. You must produce a sharp, focused, and pigmented line that doesn’t look muddled or bleeding outside your lip line.