Every woman will put a whole lot of thought into her lipstick colors and shades, but not as many will put so much thought into their lipstick pencil or liner. Before you go to the store and choose a lipstick pencil, it’s important to take a few things into account:
1.Think about the shade of lipstick that this lipstick pencil or liner is going to be used with. If you already know what shade of lipstick you need a lipstick pencil for, take it with you to the store and try to either: match the lipstick pencil shade as closely to the lipstick color, or opt for a “nude” lipstick pencil.
TIP: Neutral shades work on almost anyone and with almost any lipstick color or shade. Every woman should have at least one neutral or “nude” shade of lip liner or pencil in her makeup kit.
2.Lip liners come in a number of different forms, the lipstick pencil being only one of the many forms that are around. You can also find lip liners as a lip paint, a lip smudge, or even have lip liner permanently tattooed onto your face. Of all of the choices, the lipstick pencil is certainly the most popular given that it draws the most defined lines and is relatively easy to use (as long as it is well sharpened!).
TIP: When looking for a colored lipstick pencil that is to match the color of your lipstick, be sure to choose a liner that is just a shade or two darker than your lipstick.
3.Just as with lipstick, a lipstick pencil shade or color should be chosen depending upon your skin tone. If you are more pale with pink undertones, then nude, coral and apricot pinkish shades will look great on you. Medium skin tones or those with a tan will look great with rose colors, blush shades, and mauves. Dark skin will benefit from purple, brown, or wine shades. Just be sure that what ever you choose to wear, you try it on first at the store.
Lipstick pencils have a lot of purposes: to help define your lips, to help keep your lipstick or gloss from bleeding from your lip line, and you can also use lipstick pencils to help re-define your lips and play little “tricks”. For example, if you have fairly thin lips and want a fuller, plumper look, you can draw a line just outside of your natural lip line with a lipstick pencil to give the allusion of fuller lips. If you would like to reduce the size of your lips, use the lipstick pencil to draw a line along the inside of your lip line. Follow up with a great shade of lipstick and you’re good to go!
TIP:When using a lipstick pencil, to give yourself a more natural look be sure to ever so gently brush the pencil against your lips. Try to use sweeping strokes while taking care to define the outer edges of your lips.