Using lipstick to make your teeth whiter – and other lippy tricks

       
July 28th, 2011 | Contributed by:

Finding the right lipstick makes all the difference.From creating the perfect pucker to enhancing those rosy cheeks, there's so much you can do with the right lipstick! Here are just a few of the tricks you can apply to make sure that your lip color is making a fabulous contribution to your all-over makeup routine every morning, evening and night.

A deep red lipstick can make your teeth appear yellowish, so unless you have a brilliant, flawless smile, try a softer, pinker shade to make those pearly whites appear, well, white. And speaking of teeth, prevent getting lipstick on them by popping a finger in your mouth after you finish applying your cosmetics. Pull it out, and the excess lippy will come off on your finger rather than your two front teeth. (It's also a good idea to check the mirror before you leave the house, just to make sure.)

Lipliner is strictly optional. Many women simply wear lipstick and leave it at that, but if you want to fill out thinner lips, using a little liner just outside the edges of your natural pout can help add volume. Be careful, though – match your liner to your lipstick, or you'll wind up looking like you're in costume makeup. Dark liner with light lipstick doesn't look good on anyone! For added volume, swipe gloss over your lipstick for an irresistible shine.

If you go to take a sip from a cup later in the evening, give you lips a quick lick before you place them on the glass – you won't leave a strain!

       

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