How to choose the right shade of lipstick or gloss
You may like a lipstick on your friend, but it may not look good on you. Lipstick is an integral part in female modeling but that doesn't mean you can apply whatever you see on others whether it looks good or bad on you. Makeup artist Bobbi Brown swears the best lipstick shade is a shade darker than your natural lip color. Orange or brown shades, including corals, look good on few people. These shades tend to make teeth appear yellow.
Is there one best way to apply lipstick?
There are no such rules on how to apply lipstick. Some women use special lipstick brushes while others use their middle finger. Most women apply right from the tube. Choose what is right for you, as long as the color gets on the lips, you're good.
Use liner on your lips as a base
Lipstick will last longer if you fill in your lips with the liner first. If you're using light lipstick, try a nude liner. Then slick your lipstick on top. Lip gloss is infamous for wearing off fast, but if you fill in lips first with the liner, the gloss has something to stick to.
You can line before or after you apply lipstick or gloss
Some women prefer to apply liner first, arguing that they won't be able to see the natural line of your lips if you apply lipstick first. But lips look more natural when you line lips after applying lipstick.
Never use a dark liner with light lipstick
Defined lips are great, but make sure the liner matches the lipstick or gloss. Dark liner and light lips is tacky.