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How to Apply Lip Liner

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Beauty_Girl and more videos in the Makeup category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at This magical stick helps define your luscious lips, and keeps your luscious lipstick from straying beyond your lip line. To complete this How-To you will need: A lip liner A sharpener for the liner Lipstick And some tissues Some lip balm (optional) And some lip gloss (optional) Step 1: Choose lip liner Choose a lip liner that is the same tone, or lighter, than your lipstick. A darker liner will draw too much attention to the contrast. Step 2: Sharpen pencil Sharpen the lip liner pencil before using it to remove any dirt or bacteria that has built up since its last use. Tip: If you want a little extra moisture on your lips, apply a little balm, then blot with a tissue. Step 3: Draw upper lip Draw a thin line along your upper lip line, angling the pencil for a soft application. Do this with delicate strokes, starting from the outer corners of your lips and moving to the center. Step 4: Repeat on bottom lip Repeat this on the bottom lip line. Tip: If you want to go for a vintage '30s look, tuck your upper lip under your teeth so you can see the V-shape in the center. Line this bow and the middle of the bottom to lip for balance. Draw light lines to the outer corners on the top and bottom. Step 5: Shade in lips Lightly shade in the rest of your lips with the pencil. Step 6: Apply lipstick Apply your lipstick, blot with a tissue, and—if you want—dab on a little gloss for a finishing touch. Thanks for watching How To Apply Lip Liner! If you enjoyed this video subscribe to the Howcast YouTube channel!
Length: 01:23


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