How to Apply Lipstick

Discover how to apply lipstick for pout-perfection with this easy makeup tutorial using Charlotte’s lip makeup must-haves.

Charlotte always says, “LIPSTICK IS HAPPINESS IN A TUBE!”, and a perfectly applied pout is an essential finishing touch to any makeup look, darlings! With this easy makeup tutorial using some of Charlotte’s most ICONIC lip secrets, discover how to apply lipstick like a pro…

HOW TO APPLY LIPSTICK

Unlock Charlotte’s expert tips and tricks on how to apply lipstick for the perfect pout. If you love to mesmerise with a classic red lip, or you’re more of a pink, nude or coral lipstick lover, these steps work for EVERY SHADE, darling!

  1. Lip Oil Pack Shot

    STEP 1: LIP PREP

    Before you begin, prep and hydrate your lips by rolling on Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir. This super hydrating, nourishing lip oil is enriched with high-performance ingredients to smooth and plump the look of your lips.

    Tilbury Tip: For a more even looking canvas for your lipstick, pat over your lips using your foundation brush to slightly dull down your natural lip shade.

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    STEP 2: SHARPEN YOUR LIP LINER

    Our lip line is naturally slightly blurred, so using a lip liner helps you create a sharp, crisp, defined lip shape ready for lipstick! Before you apply, sharpen your chosen Lip Cheat lip liner using Charlotte’s Pencil Sharpener to ensure its freshly sharpened for a defined look and easy application.

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  3. Kiss-N'-Tell-Swatch

    STEP 3: LINE YOUR LIPS WITH LIP LINER

    Begin by drawing halfway between your cupid’s bow and corner of the mouth to allow your hand to glide back and forth along the natural curvature of your lip for easy application, precision and that heart-shaped look.

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    STEP 4: SLIGHTLY OVERLINE FOR A FULLER-LOOKING POUT

    If you’d like to create a fuller looking pout, you can extend your lip liner to slightly over your natural lip liner. To achieve that heart-shaped lip look, focus your over-lining on the centre of your lips to emphasise the cupids bow for a fuller looking, pouty appearance.

  5. Lip Cheat Kiss n Tell Model

    STEP 5: FILL IN YOUR LIPS WITH THE LIP LINER

    Once you have lined your lips, don’t forget to use the lip liner to fully fill in your lips. Doing this creates a smooth, even base for your lipstick and enhances its longevity! Charlotte’s Lip Cheats are waterproof and last up to 6 hours with no smudging*, and so are essential for ensuring a perfect pout from day to night!

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    STEP 6: APPLY LIPSTICK USING A LIP BRUSH FOR PRECISION

    Now, it’s time for lipstick! For precise application, Hannah recommends using Charlotte’s expert square-shaped lip brush to apply your lipstick to the outer edges of your lips, carefully placing the product along your freshly applied lip liner to maintain the defined shape.

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    STEP 7: APPLY LIPSTICK FROM THE BULLET TO BUILD INTENSITY

    Finally, once you have used the Lip Brush to apply your lipstick to the outer lip, apply it straight from the bullet to the centre of your lips for added intensity and to make your chosen shade pop!

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    STEP 8: TOP WITH LIP GLOSS FOR ADDED SHINE

    Dial up the look with a glossy finish by topping your lipstick with Charlotte’s Lip Lustre lip gloss. This is a perfect finishing touch for lip gloss-lovers, to add a gorgeous glossy glamour and extra fuller-looking effect!

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