While we’re all used to the conventional lipsticks, some of us still can’t nail the perfect lip. For anybody who are still facing difficulties with a normal lipstick head (damn those smudges), here are some alternative lipstick applicators that you can try out; and you won’t have to go through another lipstick faux pas again. Either way, it’s our excuse to get even more lipsticks – different applicator, different effects; even if they are of the same shade. Lipstick junkies, you know what we’re saying.
1. Doe foot
The most common applicator around – wands shaped like a deer’s hoof, and are often found in tubes of liquid lipsticks and lip glosses. The angle of the applicator fits nicely with the natural contours of the lips, hence it glides effortlessly, giving you a precise application and promising payoff. If you’re afraid of having no control over your swipes, try applying your lipstick on your lower lip first, then work the upper lip and cupid’s bow. A great way to ensure a neat application is to apply a nude lip liner and concealer beforehand.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, $31, available at Sephora.
Clio Virgin Kiss Silkuid Lip, $22.90, available at Watsons.
2. Chubby sticks
The best alternative to the normal lipstick. Don’t be fooled by this humble crayon-like lipstick – the colour payoff can actually be really promising, and it is often long-lasting as well. Due to its sharp tip, chubby sticks and pencils are great for those who can’t seem to stay within the lip lines. Although it might not glide on as easily as other applicators, it is much harder to make mistakes with these.
Make Up For Ever Artist Lip Blush, $42, available at Sephora ION Orchard, Sephora Ngee Ann City, and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Loft.
Burberry Full Kisses, $41, available at Tangs and Sephora.
3. Squeeze tube
Reminiscent of paint tubes, these squeeze tube applicators are basically liquid lipsticks; but without a presence of a wand. Instead of a wand, Too Faced’s Melted series has a sponge tip that is specially angled for an easy application. Other lipstick tubes that do not come with a sponge tip will require you to use a separate lip brush instead – while it may be troublesome, the rich and highly-pigmented texture makes up for it. Besides, you will be able to have much more control over your lip’s colour intensity – which also calls for a gradient lip!
Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick, $33, available at Sephora.
This one has a extremely light ink-link texture, so the colour pay off wouldn’t be as great as liquid lipsticks. However, this one’s perfect for lipstick beginners who are just experimenting around – the precise marker tip allows for an easy application. Furthermore, due to its light consistency, you needn’t be afraid of those dreaded smudges.
3CE Lip Marker, $23, available at Sephora.