How to Pose for a Modelling Shoot from Kube Studios
Don't fiddle with things
Women who wear heavy eye makeup and dark lipstick can look clownish. If you want to wear red lipstick, keep the rest of your makeup light. If you are playing up the eyes, keep your mouth light with a gloss or light lip color that doesn't stand out.
To get nude lips, which look great with smoky eyes, cover lips with concealer or foundation before applying gloss? This renders lips practically colorless.
Lipstick can act as a blush
But never use blush as a lipstick. To use lipstick as a blush, dab a few dots on the apples of your cheeks and blend, blend, blend. It helps to have moisturized skin first so the lipstick blends well.
The older you are, the "creamier" your lips should look
As we age, our lips thin out. Therefore, you should avoid matte and gloss and stick with a creamy lipstick. Also, watch out for dark lipsticks.
Heal -- don't throw out -- a broken lipstick
If your lipstick breaks off, simply take off the broken portion with a tissue, and then slowly wave a lit match under the broken piece of lipstick. When it's melted a bit, put it back on the base, swivel it down and put it in the fridge -- uncovered -- for 30 minutes.
You might notice there's still a bit of lipstick down in the tube. Scrape out the last bits with a cotton swap or orange stick and mix it with Vaseline or lip gloss in a lipstick palette. Use a lip brush to apply.