Step 3: Line of Fire
Before applying lipstick, line and fill in your lips with a nude lip pencil or one that matches your selected shade. Avoid anything darker, as it could fade unevenly. "Dark lips can make the mouth look smaller," says Brooke. "I line along the lips' outer edge to enhance their shape and prevent color bleeding." For a retro, matte finish, try wearing a colored liner on its own, or topped with lip balm for moisture.
MC RECOMMENDS: ELF Lip Definer & Shaper, $3.
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