The makeup on our lips is an essential process in a professional makeup session because lips are a mobile part of our face (the same as the eyes) and they draw attention. It is not enough to have a flawless face if our lips are colourless or not defined.
To work lips properly, we need two basic products:
Types of Lip liner
Generally, lip liners come in the form of a pencil. Its thickness can vary, but it is commonly thin. It is also possible to find thick pencils. However, these perform a filling action. They are not as precise as thin pencils.
Another important aspect to consider if you want an automatic or manual Lip liner. The advantage of automatic liners is that you just need to twist it to renew the tip while a manual needs to be sharpened whenever the tip wears off.
Finally, you will have to consider their different formulas. If you are looking for soft definition, you must choose a creamy formula, of easy movement; On the other hand, if you want a more precise definition, you must choose a more consistent formula, which allows you to achieve a more defined effect.
There is a great variety of colour for lip liners. To know which one to choose, we should consider the original tone of the lipstick we will be using.
The less the lip liner is seen, the better. Consequently, we should choose light or neutral tones, taking the colour of the skin and the colour of the makeup into consideration.
Form of application
To apply the Lip liner properly we must take into account the shape of the lips and the effect we want to get. If we want to make the lips look smaller, we need to cover the edges (1 millimetre towards the inside) with base or compact powder and then the lip liner. If, on the other hand, we want to thicken the lips, we need to use a natural colour lip liner. We begin lining 1 millimetre up from each border. In case we want to keep the same thickness, we just need to trace the natural edges of the lips. In any case, you must always use the natural edges as a guide.