Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lip Coloring Tutorial

^Colored lipsticks that aren't the usual red, pink or natural tones are very hard to find, not to mention expensive.

Edit: As of 2015 bold, colored lipsticks aren't as rare anymore but if you will only be using it once or a very limited number of times, seems a shame to waste money on it. XDD

Here's a tutorial to get colored lips with out doling massive cash out!
Quick and easy!
Perfect for cosplays or just costuming or playing around or what have you!

What you will need:
non tinted lip balm

lip brush

eye shadow in the color of your choice

lip gloss

What you need to do:
Gather everything you will need, do your make up and have a mirror ready.

1. Conceal your lips first or go over with foundation.

2. Apply lip balm on your lips. Do not be shy, liberal amounts are fine, chapped lips are never appealing, in photos most especially. Unless that is the look you are going for then... 

Use only plain, no color lip balms as we do not want the lip balm's color to over power the color you want to attain.

3. Grab your lip brush and load on the lip balm

4. Pick the color you want and dip in the lip balm loaded lip brush.

5. Apply to lips.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are happy with the color on your lips. More coats make for more vivid colors.

Tip: Best to choose 3 shades of the same color: a lighter color, the actual color and a bit of darker color with some shine, to get a more 3D and appealing effect. 
Lighter color on first, the actual color then the dark.

6. Once you are happy with the shade on you lips, go over with lip gloss to eliminate any chunks of powder and to add a more pleasing effect.
Blue lips perfect for a Blue Rose cosplay!

There you have it!
Easy, quick and cheap, lip coloring tutorial!

Sorry about my crappy photos, I had to shoot everything by myself orz

I do hope that helped.

Tsuruya-san cosplay from long ago LOL
photo by z3LL

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