Step 1: Before you begin with highlighting, it’s very important to prepare and moisturise your lips. Dry lips and lipstick do not mix, so make sure you prepare your lips area first. In order to remove any dead skin cells and have a smooth canvas to work on, apply your favourite scrub onto a clean toothbrush and use a circular motion to gently exfoliate your lips. If your lips are cracked or really sensitive, a children’s toothbrush will work best for you. Next, grab your non-oily lip balm and apply it from the centre of the bottom lip first towards the corners. Once you’ve prepared and moisturized your lips properly, you can continue with the steps below.
Step 2: The secret to highlighting your lips is applying your favorite powder on your entire lip area until it is totally mattified. This will make your lipstick last longer by giving it something to stick to.
Step 3: Then, grab your brown lip pencil and trace the natural edges of your lips, starting at the center-top and center-bottom of your lips and then work outward. If you need to refine the lines, simply draw over these areas with your lip liner and blend where needed.
Step 4: Now, focus on the cross contour lines that, for most lips, are clearly visible. As shown on the picture, trace your lip lines and highlight them with your dark pencil. Smudge the lines a bit with your fingers to soften the color. Lightly fill in your lips using the brown pencil.
Step 5: Use a highlighter and apply it on those areas of your lips that catch light. The ideal places to highlight are right above your Cupid’s bow and around the edges of your lips.
Step 6: In order for your lip contouring to last longer, apply two or three coats of gloss with a brush. It will highlight your lips and create that amazing, glossy finish to your makeup. Just one swipe should be able to provide an unbelievable laydown of colour.