7 Lipstick Commandments to Follow ...

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Alright ladies, when it comes to choosing or wearing lipstick, there are 7 "lipstick commandments" that you should follow.2

Perhaps you refrain from wearing lipstick because you aren't sure how to find your right shade, or you just don’t think you can pull it off.

But trust me, you are not alone.

So, I have put together this little list of lipstick commandments to help you get rid of those worries, and get you ready to flaunt some lip color with confidence!

1. Exfoliate and Moisturize ...

Exfoliate lips once or twice a week to remove any dry or dead skin.

You can either buy a scrub or make your own (my favorite recipe consists of brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey).

Apply scrub to lips in small, circular motions for 1-2 minutes and rinse with a warm washcloth.2

Follow this step with a moisturizing lip balm to prevent lips from chapping, and to give your lips a nice, soft, smooth base.

Nowadays lipsticks have moisturizers in them, but I still prefer to use a lip balm first because the more you moisturize, the healthier your lips will look!

Follow this, the first of my lipstick commandments, and you'll have soft, kissable lips before you even apply your lipstick!

2. Coordinate with the Rest of Your Makeup ...

For instance, if you are going for a dramatic eye, keep your lips natural and opt for nude or light pink lip.

Pink lips can work with pretty much every eyeshadow, but they are the best to wear if you are flaunting purple, blue, or green shadows.

And finally, when it comes to red or deep toned lips, stick with natural shades like browns and gold, and/or a simple black eyeliner.

3. Decide Which Effect You Want ...

Matte lipsticks make a bold, strong statement and are great when worn at night.

Sheer lipsticks give a hint of color and can be worn pretty much anytime, and they are also great for dry lips because they are moisturizing.

Cream lipsticks provide rich color much like matte lipstick, but give a little hint of shine, and can be worn both day and night.

And then there are shimmery lipsticks, which give a nice, sparkly, fun glow and are great for parties and festive occasions.

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