How To Make Your Lipstick Go On Smoothly & Evenly To Nail That Korean Gradient Lip Look

How To Make Your Lipstick Go On Smoothly & Evenly To Nail That Korean Gradient Lip Look

Skin Care Makeup Tips
ByWei Yin on 20 Nov 2020 Digital Editor

We gave you some tips on how to make your lipstick last all day long but if you prefer the Korean-style makeup look instead, here are some tips that will help you nail that Korean gradient lip.

These tips will also help make your lipstick go on smoother and look more even.

Read on to find out more!

#1 Apply a thick layer of lip balm 

Girl applying lip balm
Photo from Burst via Pexels

Apply a thick layer of lip balm during your skincare routine and before you start on applying makeup. This step softens any dead skin on your lips and moisturises them at the same time.

#2 Use tissue to rub off the lip balm

Tissues in a white box
Photo from Julian Paolo via Instagram

Next, use a tissue to gently rub off any excess lip balm or softened dead skin on your lips before applying any lipstick. This step acts as a fuss-free exfoliation routine you can do every day instead of the usual sugar lip scrub which can be messy.

#3 Apply a bit of foundation on your lips

Foundation on lips
Photo from @何小瑶Chilly via 小红书

Put your lips together then use your finger or a brush to dab some foundation onto the outer corners of your lips. This step helps to cover your natural lip colour so that your lipstick shade will appear on your lips true to the one on the packaging.

This also removes any leftover lip balm on your lips that will affect the colour of your lipstick too.

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#4 Apply a bit of lipstick on the inner corners of your lips 

Gradient lip look
Photo from Pinterest

To get that gradient lip look, only apply lipstick on the inner corners of your upper and lower lips. Use a dabbing motion when applying to prevent going overboard.

Then, use your finger or a lip brush to blend the colour out towards the rest of your lips. This technique ensures that the more of the colour is concentrated on the inner corners, which is an integral part when it comes to gradient lip looks.

If you find the colour too light, dab a bit more lipstick on the inner corners and blend it out again until you achieve your desired shade.

#5 Use a cotton swab to blur the outline of your lips

Gradient lip look with blur lip outline
Photo from Eglips

Lastly, use a cotton swab to rub against the outline of your lips to achieve a blurry effect. Although most people don't do this, a less defined lip outline is one of the ways to nail that gradient lip look.

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