How To Get The Perfect Lined Lip

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I wanted to come to you guys about something that I have always had a love/hate relationship with. My Lips. Some of you might refer to yours as “soup coolers.”  The first time I ever heard that term my ex said it to me and even now, years later, it still reminds me of him. Anyway, I have really full lips. Not overly large, and definitely not small, but full. Dare I even say the lips some people would pay for!?! I’ve always been a little self-conscious of wearing bright and bold colors. The first time I ever wore red lipstick someone told me my smile reminded them of a clown because of how wide it was. OUCH. After that, I stayed away from lipstick all together. Despite that hurtful comment something kept calling me back to the bright bold colors and creamy textures of lipstick. It took some trial and error mixed with renewed confidence, but I finally learned how to apply lipstick correctly and even more importantly wear the hell outta it! Here are a couple of tricks that I wanted to share with you guys so sit back, grab some coffee or my personal preference wine, and enjoy the read.


Picture 1: Draw an ‘X’ starting at the top of your cupids bow down to the middle of your top lip.

Picture 2: Line your lips with a color of your choosing by either staying inside of your natural line or for a more full look, drawing on the outside of your natural line. Color your lips in with your pencil. It will make your lipstick last longer. Very important: HAVE A SHARP PENCIL.

Picture 3: Fill In your lips with the lipstick of your choice. I’m using Mac in Cyber!

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Picture 4: Clean up time. You have the option to use concealer to clean up your lips and sharpen your line even more. Highly recommended if you have full lips. 

Voila Your All done!

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I hope this post inspires you guys walk fiercely down the street and want to make duck lips at EVERY opportunity because you look so damn good.

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  1. Analesha L
    March 27, 2015 / 1:53 am

    Great tips! Thanks! I’ll definately be trying the x in the cupids bow and using concealer to tidy it up.

    Analesha xx

      March 27, 2015 / 8:20 am

      Yayy! I’m glad you find them helpful. It has definitely worked for me. If you try it, take a pic, and tag @inthegreysf on insta. I would love to see how it turned out!

  2. Alexis
    March 30, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Your story really hit home. Thank you for the encouraging words, and I am definitely going to buy more lipsticks. I absolutely love them now! It’s really unfortunate the way beauty is defined, we are shamed and made fun of but others are seen as trend setters. Thank you for helping me be my own trend sesetter.

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