Don’t play up the eyes and the mouth

A female model should always be composed and confident, so don’t fidget on a photo shoot. Models who wear heavy eye makeup and dark lipstick can look clownish. If you want to wear red lipstick, keep the rest of your makeup light. If you are playing up the eyes, keep your mouth light with a gloss or light lip color that doesn’t stand out.

To get nude lips, which look great with smoky eyes, cover lips with concealer or foundation before applying gloss? This renders lips practically colorless.

Lipstick can act as a blush

But never use blush as a lipstick. To use lipstick as a blush, dab a few dots on the apples of your cheeks and blend, blend, blend. It helps to have moisturized skin first so the lipstick blends well.

The older you are, the “creamier” your lips should look

As we age, our lips thin out. Therefore, you should avoid matte and gloss and stick with a creamy lipstick. Also, watch out for dark lipsticks.

Heal – don’t throw out – a broken lipstick

If your lipstick breaks off, simply take off the broken portion with a tissue, and then slowly wave a lit match under the broken piece of lipstick. When it’s melted a bit, put it back on the base, swivel it down and put it in the fridge — uncovered — for 30 minutes.

Lipstick done?

You might notice there’s still a bit of lipstick down in the tube. Scrape out the last bits with a cotton swap or orange stick and mix it with Vaseline or lip gloss in a lipstick palette. Use a lip brush to apply.

Camouflage yellowed teeth

To downplay a yellow cast to teeth, try lipsticks with a bluish undertone. Shades that work include plums, pinks, wines and violets, according to Lazarus, a female modeling makeup artist.

How to keep lipstick from marking your glass

Discreetly lick your lips before taking a sip from a glass. It works!

Keep lipstick off your teeth with this trick

After applying lipstick, take your index finger and pop it in your mouth, then pull it out. The excess lipstick will come off on your finger rather than your teeth.

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