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Video:Quick Tip: How to Apply Lip Liner

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Before applying lip liner, you need to make sure that you're using a clean lip. In this About.com video, learn how to get a clean lip, and how to properly apply lip liner.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tip: How to Apply Lip Liner

This is a quick tip on how to apply lip liner.

What You'll Need

  • Cotton balls or tissue
  • Make-up remover or facial astringent
  • Pressed or loose face powder
  • Lip liner

Clean Lips with Facial Astringent

You want to begin with a clean canvas, so apply some make-up remover or facial astringent to a cotton swab and gently rub it on your lips.

Apply Pressed Powder on Lips

Once that's done, pat your lips with a tiny bit of pressed or loose powder to improve the longevity of your lip color once it's applied.

Use Lip Liner

It's now time to apply your lip liner. Begin at one corner of your mouth, following the natural curve of your lower lip and working your way toward the center. Move to the other corner and repeat the process until your lower lip is fully lined.

Move on to your upper lip, this time beginning with your cupid's bow. Work your way outward on one side, repeating the process on the other side as well.

Fill in Lips with Liner

Now that the outer lip line is complete, fill in your lips with the liner to create a base for your gloss or lipstick. You're now ready to apply gloss or a matching shade of lipstick. Thanks for watching.

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