One of my favorite lip tricks is to use Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips, mixed with eyeshadow, to highlight my lips. I first started doing this last winter- I had a shade of lipstick that I wished was metallic. I found an eyeshadow that would be perfect over it, the only problem was that it wouldn’t stay on my lips. So… I mixed it with some Dr. Lipp balm, and it stayed just as long as the lipstick!
With the ombre look being so hot now, I decided to try this trick with a modern twist. This can also be used to enhance and make your lips look “poutier.”
First, I exfoliated, then applied some of the balm to my bare lips. This allows for easier blending and smoother application. Then I put on lipstick.
Next, select an eyeshadow (or blush, or other pigment) you want to use. I chose the shade Jardin from the Too Faced A’ La Mode palette.
Next, I put the eyeshadow on my hand, like doing a swatch. I actually tried doing this on paper so I could get a better photo of mixing it up, but it just didn’t work on paper.
Once you put the eyeshadow on your hand, put a dab of Dr. Lipp balm on the end of a lip brush (I actually prefer a Make Up For Ever mini eyeshadow brush for my lips), and mix it up with the eyeshadow.
Finally, dab the mixture onto your lips, and voila!