How to Get Perfect, Glossy Lips!

Whether you are getting ready for a special occasion or simply want to dress up your everyday look, glossy lips go well with any outing. Since the glossy factor draws attention to the lips, it’s important to keep them in top form so they don’t detract from the rest of the makeup. For ladies, there is nothing worse than flaky, dry lips and adding gloss will just amplify those problems! When you want soft, kissable lips that look perfect with your favorite lip gloss, try out these simple steps:

Exfoliate – Exfoliating is not just something you do to your face and body, so don’t forget your lips! The thin skin on your lips is susceptible to flaking and dryness, especially during dry winter months. Each day, and before applying your gloss, be sure to remove any flakiness from the lips with a special moisturizing lip exfoliant, like Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliant.

Don’t want to spend the money? Make your own lip scrub by mixing a ½ cup of sugar with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix together until it becomes a paste. Apply a small amount of the scrub to the lips and use a baby toothbrush or washcloth to gently massage it in. Rinse with warm water and your lips will feel soft and moisturized.

Liner– Use a lip liner in the same shade as your natural lip color, and apply it around your lips. A lip liner will keep the gloss on the lips and acts as a barrier so the gloss doesn’t look sloppy around the edges of the lips. A nude lip liner, such as the Smashbox Nude Lip Liner, works well with any natural lip color and the creamy consistency makes it easy to apply.

Gloss – Apply your favorite lip gloss to the lips with a small brush. A brush is more efficient when applying lipsticks or gloss because it gives you more control over a squeeze tube or roller ball. Start the color in the middle of the lips and brush out toward the edges so you don’t end up with excess around the outside of the lip. A lip brush is a convenient tool that everyone should have in the makeup case, so look for one like the Sephora Collection Pro Square Retractable Lip Brush #60.

Lip gloss is easy to apply and comes in a variety of colors to match any occasion or look. When applying gloss, it’s important to remember that less is more – only use one coat at a time to prevent the lips from looking too goopy. Keep lips soft and flake-free for a glamorous look each day of the year!

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