In the quest for flawless beauty, nothing screams confidence like a perfectly plump lip. It’s that little touch that can instantly take your everyday look from drab to fab. Now, while some may opt for more invasive measures, like fillers, to achieve those enviable lips, there’s a simpler solution right at your fingertips: makeup. With just a few strokes of a lip pencil, you too can unlock the secrets of a luscious pout. The magic lies in the art of overlining, a technique that can dramatically transform your look. But hold on tight before you dive into a whirlwind of lip pencils and glosses. There are some crucial tips and tricks you mustn’t overlook if you want to rock that envy-inducing look.
Choosing the right lip pencil is essential. Always try to match as close as possible to your lipstick shade when opting for a bold hue such as red. As for neutrals, the rule is to never go more than 3 shades deeper. And remember quality matters. Investing in a reliable, long-lasting formula will ensure your masterpiece stays intact throughout the day. Today our weapon of choice is NOVABEAUTY 2 in 1 Snatched Lip Liner – Brown 02.
Technique matters just as much as the tools. When it comes to overlining, precision is your ally. Start by ensuring your lip liner is sharp to allow for precise application. Here’s where having a sharpener on hand is essential. Now, it’s time for action. Start from the center of your cupid’s bow and carefully trace along the natural lip line, gradually working your way outwards. This method will lend your lips that extra oomph without going overboard. From there, use a lip brush and blend the liner inwards, keeping the outer edge visible. At last, your lips are full and primed for your lipstick color of choice.
Perfect Pout Tutorial
Even though salons are opened back up, a lot of us are busy with work, school, and home life so paying someone to get our brows together isn’t the focus for right now. But that doesn’t mean we want to walk around looking like a beast. So, we at BeautyLeeBar decided to handle things on our own and look for how to clean up eyebrows at home without going to the beauty salon.
We did a lot of research before we found some YouTube videos that were a winner for us. The beauty influencers demonstrate an easy step-by-step tutorial showing how to clean up your eyebrows at home easily. We couldn’t just keep this to ourselves so here’s what we learned…
How to clean up eyebrows at home:
You will need:
- Facial touch-up razor (available in pharmacies, Walmart, Amazon, etc)
- Slanted eyebrow pencil (optional)
- Eyebrow brush or spoolie
- A pair of scissors
- Water spray
1. It’s best to clean the area before you start tweezing, so wash your face first.
2. Brush your eyebrows upwards really well, until you start seeing your longer hairs.
3. If you don’t want your hair to be too long and you don’t like the bushy and messy look, use the scissors to trim the longer hairs you want to shorten, but do it very carefully.
Beauty Note: Avoid trimming your eyebrow at the tail, just the center, and front.
4. Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in any sparse areas. This is so you can determine your eyebrow shape and know the spots that shouldn’t approach when plucking your eyebrows.
5. Now brush the eyebrows again, but naturally this time.
6. Use the tweezers to remove any stray hairs that are far away from your brows and the area you defined.
7. Pull the skin, above your brow, upwards using your fingers. Very gently and carefully, trace the razor downwards to clean up any extra hairs or peach fuzz around your brows.
8. Seal your work with eyebrow gel to keep everything in place.
Primp Tip: Don’t forget to think about your brow’s natural shape, so you don’t try to tweeze it into something new entirely. This is not brow art, its brow shaping! Be cautious, careful, and restrained. Just clean up the bare minimums on the bottoms, where you see stray hairs.
What that means in practice: Take your tweezers and tweeze stray hairs beneath the brow. Make sure you’re pulling hair in the direction that it’s growing in. You want to take it out the way it comes in, or you can end up getting ingrown hairs.
Primp Tip: Once it’s done, lightly moisturize the brow area to calm the inflamed skin and rehydrate. Try a gentle facial oil like Josie Maran Mini 100 percent Pure Argan Oil, Tatcha GOLD CAMELLIA BEAUTY OIL Nourishing 23k Gold Oil, or a water-based moisturizer like Tatcha THE SILK CREAM Firming Hydration.
Be careful: Make sure you sterilize all these beauty tools before and after using them.
Watch these eyebrows clean up tutorial:
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When it comes to prepping for an upcoming job interview, there are a lot of things to consider. Like what to wear, how to prepare, and how soon to follow up once you finish an interview. What you might not have thought of, however, is how to do your makeup. Different jobs call for different looks, and you should tailor your makeup accordingly. While a red lip for a job interview for a creative position may be standard fare, you might go for something more natural when interviewing for a corporate one. We’ve rounded up the best job interview makeup looks we could find on Instagram, ahead.
Neutral and Natural
If you’re interviewing for a position in a more corporate setting and want your resume to speak for itself, keep things neutral. In this look, @midrebeauty paired black eyeliner and lashes with a glossy nude lip (we love the C.O. Bigelow MAGENTA MINT Mentha Lip Tint and FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Cream Double Take Lip Set for this).
Pop of Personality
For a more creative job, don’t be shy — let your individuality shine through! Make like @laracrisouza and go bold with color. Use a brightly colored eye pencil, like the Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick in Chaos, to recreate your own version of this turquoise and purple graphic eye look.
We love this no-makeup makeup look by @jenaidaguiar because it’s simple and only requires a few products so you can spend more time preparing. Grab a multitasking product, like the ILIA Multi-Stick, to add a flush of color to your cheeks and lips.
Less Is More
Put your best face forward in your next interview with a lit-from-within look like the one seen here by @everythingmiahsims. The subtle glow not only makes you look more awake, but gives the impression that you’re put together — even if you’re feeling nervous.
Splash of Color
To add a bit of personality to an otherwise minimalistic look, opt for a bright-colored eyeshadow. Get @benkobeauty’s look by applying a few swipes of the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil across your lids.
Color and Confidence
Confidence is the name of the game when it comes to interviews, so we can’t think of a better way to show off that spunk than with a colorful lip. The YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte Lipstick is the perfect option — the pigment packs a powerful punch and the formula stays put, so you won’t have to worry about reapplying mid-interview.