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Bubblegum-pink lips aren’t just for 12-year-olds playing in their mama’s makeup drawer. Celebrity models, including J Lo, Katy Perry, Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron, sport the pale pink lip too. Cosmetics giant MAC offers its own version of the pouty pink lip with their Myth lipstick shade. So surrender to the pink and wear it proudly on that pouty mouth.
Prepare your pucker with a lip exfoliator at least once a month, or more if you're prone to dry skin and lips. Like the rest of your skin, a good exfoliation lifts the flakes and leaves a luscious, healthy surface.
Apply a clear moisturizing lip primer. Think of your lip primer as you would a base coat for the paint on your bedroom walls. Healthy, moisturized lips translate to lips that hold lip color longer. If you don't feel moved to invest in a lip primer, use a clear, greaseless lip balm instead.
Trace and fill in your lips with the lipstick. Avoid using a lip brush, as it sometimes creates an uneven color application. Getting enough color saturation is essential when using an ultra-light lipstick shade.
Blot your mug with a tissue, and then apply a second coat.
Define your pout with a like shade of lip liner from the MAC line.
Choose a cheek blush in the same pink tone to match your lips. The color uniformity presents a sophisticated, professional touch rather than a color-blind approach to cosmetics application.
Dramatize your eyes to complement the pale palette on your cheeks and lips. If you go for an almost nude look on your eyes, you’ll end up looking like the abominable snowman. So create a bit of intensity by drawing on a smoky eye, which goes well with an ice-pink kisser.
When putting on lipstick, apply it from the center of your top lip and draw it to one of the corners. Repeat that step from the center to the other corner.
Purchase the Myth lipstick and a MAC liner together to ensure you put your best kisser forward.
Lip liner is an optional addition to your makeup routine. Many lipsticks manufactured today don’t bleed the way our mom’s lipsticks did, so you can probably forgo a liner if you’re in a hurry or on a budget.