The makeup artist trick for getting your most precise lipstick application yet

The Makeup Artist Trick For Getting Your Most Precise Lip Application Yet

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Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / December 18 2019

As much as we love a statement lipstick, it can be tricky to apply. When you’re wielding a product packing a lot of pigment, one false move and you could be in need of a face wipe and a full reapplication of your foundation around the lip area.

Yep, it’s a dangerous task but someone's gotta do it!

So, we were rather delighted when we stumbled across an ingenious trick designed to help you apply your lip colour, without fear of colouring outside the (lip) lines - so to speak.

As demonstrated by renowned makeup artist Nam Vo, holding a piece of paper around the lip area prevents any lipstick from ending up on the face, should you accidentally slip up during the application.

The best news? No extra fancy new products are required – you can just grab some tissue or a sheet of paper towel.


If you’re looking for a new statement lipstick to try, check out these beauty editor faves.

What do you think of this lipstick application trick? Will you try it yourself? Let us know in the comments.

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Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.