Friday, October 11, 2013

DOAPJ Tips: Lip Tints

Hello, lovelies~ Ever since I found the existence of lip tints, I have been using it most of the time. However, most of you says it's drying, so I thought I'd share a few tips on how I usually apply lip tint and reduces the feeling of dryness on the lips. Keep in mind that these may or may not work for you as people have different lip conditions.

1. Prep 'dem lips!
Before applying any lip tints, I always make it a habit to exfoliate my lips, if there is any dryness visible. Usually it is signified by flaky and chapped appearance of the lips, making it look as dry as the Sahara desert. A simple sugar scrub like the one I posted here will suffice. If I'm too lazy to use a sugar scrub, I use a facial wipe to remove any of the unwanted flaky bits.

2. Moisturize
Once my lips are soft and smooth, it's time to give them moisture. Even though lips have their own sebaceous glands, it still needs to be moisturized from time to time. I always apply lip balm before I start doing my face makeup. This will help moisturize the lips longer so it will be ready once I need to apply my lip tint. 
3. Start small
Unlike applying a lipstick, I apply the lip tint by dotting two on top and one on the bottom part of my lips. Afterwards, I blend it with my fingers to even out the color. If need more color, I'll just add more. Remember, you can always add more color easily, but it is harder to reduce the color once it's already piled on top. Worst case scenario, you'll have to wipe the lips and start over if too much color is added.

4. Gloss or not?
This is completely up to you. I usually wait for the lip tint to settle and dry before adding gloss or lip balm. I feel that this gives a fresher more healthy looking lips, without the chapped and flaky appearance. However, if you want a matte lip, then don't use a gloss on top, which means a higher risk of dry lips. You can check out my post on how to have healthy-looking lips right here. It's all about tints and gloss. ^_^

5. Wipe and Swipe! 
Most lip tints don't last all day, so I bring one along for touch ups after a certain period of time. As tedious as it may sound, I wiped my lips clean with a facial wipe before applying a fresh layer of lip tint. This gives me a cleaner and chapped-free look because the facial wipe helps to get rid of any dead skin cell (should there be any), making the lips a clean and smooth canvas for the lip tint to stick on.

I hope you find this post helpful and beneficial when it comes to applying lip tints when you're doing makeup. These rules are not set in stone, of course, you can always tweak it to the condition of your lips. Do you have any tips when using lip tints? Let me know in the comments below and until then, I'll see you later~ 

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