What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear lip gloss? Tacky lips from the ’90s that your hair kept getting stuck to? While the nostalgia and fear of wearing a lip gloss may never pass, the 2018 glossy lip is plush, multi-dimensional, and exceptionally Instagrammable. The modern lip gloss relies on iridescent, pearlescent pigments to glisten under just the right light. Perhaps it is something that you already own. But what you once knew as lip gloss now goes by aliases - lip strobe, lip glass, lip plumper, and lip toppers.
But how do you get full, beautiful lips with something as simple as lip gloss?
Here’s an easy 3-step routine to give you perfectly plump lips :
1. Line And Define
Line your lips with a lip liner. If a well-defined lip is what you are looking for, overline your lips. Draw a thin line just outside the border of your lips.
2. Shade And Grade
Fill in your lips with lip liner and then apply lipstick over it. If you want an ombré lip, use a lip liner that is one shade darker than your lipstick. You can try the the Lakmé Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner in Chestnut and the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Colour in Crimson Silk. Lining and filling in your lips with lip liner before you swipe on lipstick is a technique makeup artists swear by. It increases the longevity of your lipstick.
3. Add Some Shine
Apply lip gloss over your lipstick. If a you like the glassy, reflective lip opt for a clear lip gloss. We’d recommend you dab the lip gloss on, that way your lip gloss won’t merge with the colour of your lipstick.
If you don’t want to wear lipstick, pick a lightly tinted gloss like the Lakmé Absolute Plump And Shine Lip Gloss in Red Shine or Rose Shine that will add a sheer wash of colour and a high-shine finish to your lips. It’s the perfect trick for those who don’t want to worry about outlining and defining their lips.