The craze lately is cream contouring. Which is cool I like it. It can be really subtle or really dramatic and I like that. So I'm using contouring techniques to make my lips look "fuller" in this section. Now, I used a dark lipstick. The reason I used a dark lipstick is the contouring was very dramatic and if I'd used say a nude or lighter color my lips would've really looked huge and that wasn't what I wanted. So dark always makes you look smaller in all forms so that's why I'm using a dark color in this one.
As always we're gonna start with moisturized lips. I use Nivea Milk and Honey but you use what makes you happy as long as it's not too greasy.
Next we're going to cancel out the red and pink in our natural lip with concealer. It'll be easier to carve out or desired shape if we do this.
Then I'm going to take a contour color or dark concealer whatever, and draw lines around my lip to create "shadows" to make it look like my lip is just naturally more plump.
Then I'm going to use a beauty blender to blend that in. You can use your finger if you like but I just like the beauty blender cause it doesn't wipe it off, it presses it into the skin.
Now we're going to take a cool toned contour powder, you can actually use a contour powder or use an eyeshadow that's a grey based brown what ever you want to do but I like mine about medium in darkness. I don't want super dark brown lines.
Then I'm going to take the BEAUTY BLENDER again and bounce it onto the skin to blend the powder out as well and I do recommend a beauty blender for this and not anything else. The reason we're using a powder is to kinda set our cream contour but also intensify it a little more. Which hopefully you can see that it does.
Next I start over lining the lips. I over line them to the shape that I want them to be. You over liner yours in the areas you want larger. I don't want every area larger just some areas. Like the sides of the bottom I like to cut off some of the natural lip so it isn't so wide and then draw it down a little more that it is to make a more circular mouth.
When you've got your shape you want it's time to apply your lipstick. The lip pencil I was using was OCC Black Dahlia and the lipstick im using is LA Splash Lip Couture in Vampire. These are perfect for each other actually. As I said you can use whatever you want Im using a dark color so it's more sculpted and doesn't look crazy like I've been punched.
Go in with cream concealer and a concealer brush to fix mistakes. You can also use LA Girl Pro Concealers they work really nice for sculpting.
Now I used a liquid lipstick that is hard as you know what to remove. If you're just beginning I wouldn't use something like that. I would use actual lipstick or something easy to remove, just not a gloss cause they get everywhere. If you mess up a lipstain or liquid lipstick is going to be nearly impossible to remove without taking the whole lip off. So start with lip liners and lipsticks and work your way up. If you need to use a liquid lipstick then just make sure your using a lipliner that matches to carve everything out and don't go to the absolute edges with your liquid lipstick.
For reference this is what it looks like with a brighter lip color. This is Anastasia Beverly Hills Sweet Talker and Retro Coral mixed. With NSFW Lipliner from OCC.
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