ARTIST TIP | It’s a Fine Line with Reverse Lipliner

Ever wonder how the pros get the look of such fine, even borders around the lips? Aside from a steady hand (and tons of practice), there exist reverse lipliner products which are a godsend for those of us who don’t get our lip application right the first time! Reverse lipliners come in handy for refining the edges of lip application and also help to prevent lipstick from bleeding.

Cargo’s popular The Reverse Lipliner is pictured at left, but rest assured you don’t necessarily have to shell out another $20 for a ‘reverse lipliner’ product. You can also use your creamy concealer as a reverse lipliner. Use it with either a q-tip or a concealer brush and lightly trace just outside the border of the natural lipline to essentially “erase” any jagged edges. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone exactly and be sure to blend it so it’s not visible. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a light ring around the mouth!

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