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Are You Applying Your Bold Lipstick The Wrong Way?

You can always trust on a bright, bold lipstick on days you need a pick-me-upper. Even Audrey Hepburn once said, “On a bad day, there’s always lipstick!”

While everyone loves a standout lippie, there’s no denying that putting one on is a tough feat—even the slightest of errors is obvious! Don’t fret, because this makeup hack is sure to make things easier for you.



In celebration of National Lipstick Day, M.A.C Cosmetics x Lazada held a party for lovers of all things beauty—makeup artist Byron Velasquez even shared his tips and tricks on slaying that bold lipstick look. So are you applying your lipstick the wrong way? Keep scrolling to find out!



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Step 1. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips.

Always start with a clean canvas—soft lips are essential to achieving that perfect pout! Before putting on your lippie, use an exfoliator and put on some lip balm.



Step 2. Dab on powder!

In order to intensify your lip color, grab a brush and put powder on your lips in feather-like strokes—yes, a compact powder works! Doing this will even out the color on your lips.


Step 3. Start from the middle.

According to Byron, putting on dark lipstick is very challenging because the margin of error is very slim—there’s no room for mistakes! Because of this, it’s best to start from the middle. With a lip applicator, fill your lips from the outside going out.




Step 4. Lastly, outline your lips!

Top off your look by outlining your pout. Make sure you put on color from end to end. For best results, wear with confidence. 



Happy national lipstick day! Get a complimentary lipstick from M.A.C this July 29, 2018 for a minimum spend of P1,000. Simply present proof of purchase and a valid ID at any MAC store or on The Official M.A.C Store on Lazada.


Lead photos via @maccosmeticsph and @maccosmeticsmiddleeast