|Lipstick Tips -
you want your lipstick to last, use pencil first as a base. Outline and
color in your lips with pencil (nude, if your lipstick ..
Store lipstick -- and
perfume -- in the refrigerator. It'll last longer.
- Never use a tester on your lips --
it's unhygienic. Test lipstick on your fingertips instead of the
back of your hand: the color and texture are closer to that of your
- If you want your lipstick to last,
use pencil first as a base. Outline and color in your lips with pencil
(nude, if your lipstick shade is light) and slick your lipstick on
Your lips will also look softer,
"smudgier," and less defined if you don't use pencils or lipliners.
- To avoid lipstick on your teeth,
after application, run your index finger through the middle of your
lips and pull it back out. The excess will come off on your finger,
not your teeth.
- In a pinch, your lipstick can double
as blush. (But never use blush on your lips.)
Outline your lips in pencil before
you apply lipstick or gloss if you don't want your lipstick to
Women over 50 usually look better
with a cream lipstick rather than a matte or gloss. Every bit of
- If your lipstick shade turns
out to be brighter than you thought it would be, color in your lips
with a pencil a few shades darker than your lipstick (for instance,
brown pencil under dark red lipstick) and layer the lipstick on top.
Or coat the lipstick with a darker lip gloss, which will turn down the