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These makeup hacks are everything you need to know to make your lipstick look flawless YouTube screenshot

Lip gloss is easy to apply and looks great on its own, which is one of the reasons we love it so much. But sometimes you want that full color lip you can only get with traditional lipstick. And, as we all know, it can take a little bit of trial and error.

Lipsticks are not as easy to apply perfectly or to keep on throughout the day. Perfect your routine with these tips and you’ll feel like a superstar when you’re caught rocking the perfect red lip.

Exfoliate your lips by buffing them with your toothbrush. It will remove dead skin and stimulate blood flow, making your lips look bigger.

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Use concealer as a primer and top with translucent powder to set it. This primed canvas will give you a more true version of the lipstick color because your natural lip color will not shine through.

Always use lip liner. Use one that is a shade darker than your lip color if you want your lips to look bigger.

Use a highlighter on your cupid’s bow to make your lips look more defined.

If you accidentally get color outside your lip line, use concealer to cover it up. Using concealer around your entire lip line will give your lips more definition and a little extra pop.

You can always lighten lipstick by mixing a white eye shadow or primer with the color, or you can use it just in the middle of your lips to make them look bigger.

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Applying translucent power over your lipstick will make it last all day and stops it from transferring to other surfaces.

Watch to see all these tips in action. Plus, she shows exactly how to prevent getting lipstick on your teeth. Finally, the secret is revealed.

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Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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