The one time I’ve used a cotton swab whereas applying lipstick is after I want to scrub up across the edges. By no means has it crossed my thoughts to make use of one whereas concurrently making use of my lip product — till I saw a video about it on TikTok.
On this beauty hack, the particular person holds a cotton swab between their lips whereas making use of lipstick. After they’re completed, they take away the swab to disclose completely lined lips. It is supposed to stop product from getting in your tooth and make it simpler to use product to the corners of your mouth. Making use of liquid lipstick with out mess could be difficult, particularly since I do not use it on a regular basis — so I used to be hopeful this trick would help.
I grabbed a random liquid lipstick from my assortment and a cotton swab from the lavatory. Placing a cotton swab between your lips is an odd factor — in no way did it really feel pure. Throughout my first go, it took a while to get used to making use of the liquid lipstick with out with the ability to transfer my mouth. Nonetheless, the swab did make simpler to get a pointy, pointed cupid’s bow, since my lips had been pursed in a approach they normally aren’t after I’m making use of lipstick. After I eliminated it, the inside corners of my mouth had been lacking shade, so I rubbed my lips collectively a bit to mix earlier than assessing the outcomes. It regarded OK, however I used to be decided to make it look higher — so I made a decision to go for spherical two of the hack.
I used to be curious to see whether or not a distinct sort of lip product would yield higher outcomes, so I opted for a lipstick crayon with a pointed tip — the Maybelline New York Super Stay Ink Crayon ($6, initially $9) within the 155 Obtain It All shade, to be precise. Instantly, I felt like I had extra management making use of the crayon across the edges of my mouth than I might had with the liquid lipstick. (To be honest, that is normally true for me even with no cotton swab in my mouth.)
The outcomes regarded higher put up swab than they’d the primary time round — utilizing a cream product in a lighter shade made any errors extra forgiving. Nonetheless, I might suggest utilizing a product with a pointed applicator to make lining the outer edges of your lips simpler. The hack offers you a plump, pouty smile due to the best way it over-lines your lips. I went again in with my lip crayon and linked the perimeters on my lips (in order that they would not have a niche from the cotton swab), and the ultimate consequence regarded nice.
Whereas I am unable to say I will be grabbing a cotton swab each time I apply lipstick (it appears a bit wasteful, to be sincere), I do assume this make-up hack is nice observe for over-lining with a view to obtain fuller-looking lips.
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