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Do you define your cupids bow when you apply your lip products?

Started 1385180242.89 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1385228861.197 by lobstergal

I do but I was just watching Lisa R applying the It Cosmetics lipstick & gloss and she applied it straight across not following the natural outline of her lips. It made me wonder how other women do it.

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cupcake131385181354.8831898 PostsRegistered 10/11/2010Kentucky

Yes, I do. I always have tried to keep my lipstick from getting in the middle to enhance the cupid's bow. (btw, I didn't know what it was called, so thanks) I watched a Goss makeup artist video on youtube and learned the tip of using a light pink shiny eyeshadow and highlighting the tops just a bit to help bring it out and it really makes a difference in making my thin lips look fuller and more defined.
http://youtu.be/R1N1kFsADlU

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Karena1385181755.795515 PostsRegistered 6/30/2008Bay Area, California

Yes, I do! I think a cupid's bow is a very pretty part of the mouth. Yes, I have heard Lisa say that she draws straight across the top of her mouth to make her lips look fuller. I think it looks a bit odd, but Lisa has so much confidence, she pulls it off! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

DJP1385181808.013557 PostsRegistered 9/10/2007

I do too. That's what makes your lips look so good. Can't imagine why Lisa applied it that way.

HappyDaze1385181885.33316226 PostsRegistered 6/13/2012

yes, I do because I love the cupid's bow area and like to play up that part. I've noticed many women apply it straight across like Lisa did, like Doris Dalton, she does the straight across thing too.

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willdob31385181937.04310469 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

Yes, I define my cupid's bow.

Grade1Teach1385209094.2110251 PostsRegistered 12/2/2007Long Island

Yup!

Rununculus1385209505.5074306 PostsRegistered 8/12/2013

Yes, I follow the lip line including the cupid's bow.

Formerly Buttercups... QVC decided it was time for a new nic.

Harpa1385210056.0937557 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007

Supposedly, that is supposed to make your lips appear plumper.

But I go by the shape of my lips, and in doing so, define my cupid's bow.

What I dislike intensely is the old Hollywood trick (think Lucille Ball) of tracing way outside the top lip, exaggerating the shape of the cupid's bow.

eta: Well, that was for the cameras and the long shots, so I understand it.

But there are other ways to make the lips appear plumper, like accenting the center of your lips (top + cupid's bow & bottom) with a lighter shade, or lip gloss.)

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violann1385210856.9512523 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
Very interested in input here from other ladies. I have a very pronounced Cupid's Bow shape, but fortunately no problem with lipstick "bleed" if I use a neutral color lip pencil. BUT- I think the CB look is very old-fashioned, and if I don't follow the CB it looks as though I've applied my lipstick without looking (exactly what you've described, harpa!).




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tototwo1385210964.892561 PostsRegistered 2/8/2008Great Plains

Absolutely!

If you obey all the rules, you miss all of the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

birkin baby1385213287.3874706 PostsRegistered 1/20/2011

Looking at the makeup of LR makes me want to do the opposite of whatever she does.I follow the natural lip line.Many magazine ads have the models lip line extended to balance out their mouth.It is always obvious;just like the crazy false lashes in mascara ads.It's not meant for real life.I ordered the IT cosmetics lip pencil/blue gloss from the ovarian cancer fundraiser and gave that pencil a bad review...chalky color,dry..But since I owned it I decided to find a use.Well,lo and behold,it looks great at the cupid's bow .It is bad anywhere else on my lip;but my top lip looks fantastic.It's not dark enough to show.It just lightly defines.I wish I could change my review.

Brinklii1385213908.4510278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Yes! My lips are not real full, so I need all the help I can get. Kiss

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twopeas1385214761.374467 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW

Yes, I follow my lip line, including the cupids bow. I think it looks odd to go straight across on the upper lip or try to enlarge the lips by going outside the line.

If you always tell the truth you will never have to try and remember what you said before .....

sharlee1385220802.823965 PostsRegistered 6/13/2006

I have to create the "cupid's bow" from scratch, so to speak, because I don't have that little indentation right under my nose.

Interestingly (well, to me, anyway!) I find that although I don't care for lip liner as I age, because it looks harsh and exaggerates the wrinkles, even using tinted gloss can have the same defining effect. I just swipe it on as if I had a proper "bow", and the light bouncing off the lip line creates the same look, without the harshness.

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BellaCarro1385221694.1478005 PostsRegistered 10/1/2011Atlanta
On 11/23/2013 sharlee said:

I have to create the "cupid's bow" from scratch, so to speak, because I don't have that little indentation right under my nose.

Interestingly (well, to me, anyway!) I find that although I don't care for lip liner as I age, because it looks harsh and exaggerates the wrinkles, even using tinted gloss can have the same defining effect. I just swipe it on as if I had a proper "bow", and the light bouncing off the lip line creates the same look, without the harshness.

Smashbox has a very natural and pretty liner. It's a neutral and I use Fair. It's the only one I've ever used that I feel comfortable wearing.

Vamp1385221758.42711374 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007

I have a very pronounced Cupid's Bow, so I just fill in the shape of my lips, and there you have it. Some women do not have much of one though--I've never paid that much attention to Lisa to notice whether she does or not. Did she already have product on when she applied it?

Sunshine K­ate1385221931.21312112 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

Absolutely!

Respectfully ~
Kate

Lucky One1385223635.751224 PostsRegistered 7/15/2011
Nope. I used to until I saw a Goss video showing how your lips can look fuller if you go straight across. The video was for mature ladies that have a thin upper lip (that's me!). If I tried a Cupid's bow I would just have lipstick/liner traveling up to my nose .

lovestotea­ch1385223934.2514520 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009DFW Metroplex, Tx

I use Dr. Hauschka's dark maroon lip liner first, defining the cupid's bow. Then Clinique lip plumping gloss in "camisole." Rubbing lips together last to distribute the color. This process works for me... I'm so ghostly pale that the deep maroon works.

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lobstergal1385228861.1973786 PostsRegistered 12/3/2010
On 11/23/2013 Vamp said:

I have a very pronounced Cupid's Bow, so I just fill in the shape of my lips, and there you have it. Some women do not have much of one though--I've never paid that much attention to Lisa to notice whether she does or not. Did she already have product on when she applied it?

Yes, she already had product on so I was surprised to see her grab the lipstick and gloss and put it on over what she was already wearing because I've never seen her do that before.....not that I pay that close attention to everything she does. When they showed her lips up close on camera is when I noticed that she went straight across her top lip with the color instead of following the natural lip line and cupids bow.

When the mindset of the hearer is set by anger or bitterness, everything that is said will be perceived as negative, regardless of intentions of the heart.
Ignorance is NOT an excuse...you can't plead stupid.

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