How to define lips

If applied correctly, lip liners will add definition and a touch of sophistication to your lips. Find out how to apply them with Woman and hoem magazine's lip liner advice.

Lip liners have moved on from the chalky offerings of old. Many supple formulas now contain sophisticated waxes that prevent lipstick from bleeding, yet feel like a lipstick.

Avoid a dark ring: Instead of pencil that matches the lipstick, make-up artists prefer nude pencils. Pencils are waxy and lipsticks are creamy, so coloured pencils last longer than lipstick and leave a ring.

Perfect your line: A thin layer of foundation over the lips can help to create a perfect lip shape by making the surrounding skin match the lips. It helps to fill in fine lines around the mouth, and lips will look bigger and more youthful.

Staying power: After lining lips with a neutral pencil, fill them in with a pencil that matches your lipstick. Then apply lip colour with a brush to blend the pencil in.

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