You all know I love a good lip liner as a base for my lipstick. I recently decided that I wanted to start overdrawing them very slightly.
After practising for a few months now, I thought I would share with you how I go about doing it.
- I first use a sharpened lip pencil and go slightly over my bottom lip. I start with the bottom because it is easier. I start from the corner and work my way to the middle. As you can see I stretch my lips out (Like I am smiling) so I do not leave any part untouched.
- Then I go in to my upper lip I make an O shape with my lips
- I then follow the line from the corner of my left lip to the top of the left side of my cupids bow.
- Tracing the line again I go slightly over it.
- As I mentioned I have thin lips so defining my cupids bow is a must. I then over draw the V creating slightly sharp points. I take my time doing this because I find on me, if done wrong I can look slightly clown like.
- I then go from the point of the right side of my cupids bow to the corners. I go just about the line. Again I do this very carefully because this is the hardest side to do because both sides need to match
- After that because I do not want a harsh line on my lips I fill them in with the liner before going in with my lip colour of choice.
Not going to lie this scared me as when people have done it before, I felt strange and did not feel like myself. Maybe it is because it is very subtle yet effective or because I am doing it myself, I find this works for me.
My go to liners for overdrawing my lips are velvet matte formulas
such as from Gosh
as I find them to be easier to work with. They do not tug at your lips. MAC lip liners
are also great for this, I use Soar regularly and find it comfortable and not tugging on the lips.
Lots of love