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This Trick Will Keep Lipstick Off Your Teeth

By on May 21, 2015

There are few things more embarrassing than realizing you’ve had lipstick on your teeth all day. (Dear everyone: Please be a pal and let somebody know!) Fortunately, these easy steps will ensure your grin will stay color-free.

Step 1: Line your lips.
Apply lip liner along the edges of your lips. I prefer a color similar to my natural lip shade, but you can also match your lip liner and lipstick. The technique is the same.

Step 2: Fill them in with lip liner.
Use the lip liner from step 1 to fill in your lips. This acts as an anchor for color, preventing the lipstick you’re about to apply from budging.

Step 3: Apply lipstick.
You can do this straight from the tube or with a lip brush.

Step 4: Put your finger in your mouth.
This is the key trick to ensuring your lipstick doesn’t transfer to your smile: Form an “O” with your lips, put your index finger through the “O,” and slowly pull it out. Voilà — all that pesky lip color that was waiting to get on your teeth is now on your finger.

Bonus tip: Don’t forget to wash your hands after this step; the only thing worse than getting lipstick on your teeth is staining it all over your shirt.

Step 5: Check your teeth.
Give your teeth a quick once-over so you know for sure that they’re smear-free.

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