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Could These Be the Best Lipstick Tips of All Time?

Here at Birchbox HQ, every day is lipstick day. But, whether you’re a lippie lover or new to a pigmented pout, there are some top tips on how to make lipstick work for you. And, with a full-size LARITZY Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in every December Birchbox, there’s no better time to embrace a full coverage lip look…

Yes, you can wear nude lipstick

The shade isn’t as scary as it seems. In fact, the best make-up artists say that nude is universally flattering – it’s all in the application! Prep your lips first with a moisturising lip balm then apply the LARITZY Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Tidal starting at the edges of your lips then dabbing on the colour to fill.

Keep it on your lips, not your teeth

Ah, the dreaded lipstick teeth stain. The secret to avoiding it? The finger pop! After applying, hook your ring finger, then place it in your mouth and pull out to get rid of any excess colour so it doesn’t get stuck on your pearly whites.

Consult your wardrobe to find the perfect shade of red

Discovering the most flattering crimson colour is the holy grail for lipstick lovers. The trick is to sync up with your skin tone through what you love to wear. If you gravitate toward creams, greys, pinks, and chocolates, you probably have a warm skin tone and should opt for pink, blue, and plum tones. If your wardrobe is full of white, charcoal, pastels, and bright jewel tones, you’re more likely to fall into the cool category, so try warm, brown, and golden variations. Still stumped? The LARITZY Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Tidal suits everyone.

Look to South Korea for inspiration

Last summer, while reporting from Seoul, our US team predicted that the gradient lip would make its way into the mainstraem. And what do you know? They were right, the ombre look is officially a thing. To get it, start by dusting your lips with beige face powder, next apply a nude lipstick or primer and finish with a bolder hue at the centre of your mouth.

Maximise the lifespan of your lipstick

Friends don’t let friends run out of their favourite lipstick. Make it last a bit longer by scooping the remaining pigment out with a plastic spatula or cotton swab and make a lip pot out of an empty container (available at any beauty supply store) and a brush.

Get your December Birchbox here to receive a FULL-SIZE LARITZY Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick for yourself! Psst… you can pick your shade when you check out.