Beauty Tip #2: Line Your Lips Using Pixar Style Artist Knowledge!

Beauty Tip #2: Line Your Lips Using Pixar Style Artist Knowledge!

What does our favorite animation have to do with outstanding lip makeup?

OK, I do not work at Pixar. I am, however, amidst animating my first work slowly, which is tedous and hopefully, well worth the work.

The jist of any amiation work, 2D or Pixar level, is you need to cast a shadow somewhere. Feeling my inner Bob Ross for a moment, and I love that guy, the part of an object receiving the shadow looks thinnest at the part where the light hits.

Thus, when you do a mega lip liner that looks good FaceTuned to bits on your Instagram, in reality, it looks kind of weird. Come on, you use FaceTune, the top selling app on the Apple app store! I see you girls doing it at restaurants on your phones.

In contrast, we have the part under where the shadow hits often looking thickest.

What this all means for your lip liner is, if in real life you want to look as close to Photoshop as you can and at once natural, go thicker on your lip liner on your lower lip. The shadow of any room or outdoor space hits the top lip first – which is why it doesn't look right many times seeing the overly done up upper lip liner, fillers or not. Or while it may look good, it looks far from natural. I do enjoy it now and then, but please, far from natural for sure.

Nobody is going to second guess your natural lip shape when you overly line the lower lip. To begin with, your lower lip naturally falls over and casts a mini shadow. I know mine has a droop naturally. Exaggerating this natural shadow makes your mouth look a whole lot poutier.

And, nobody at your stuffy office will notice you've deeply overlined your lower lip. Be sure to get it in a color really close to your lip gloss or lipstick. Or, if you don't want to use it, get a nude toned lip pencil.

My lips lined only to emphasize the lower one. You can make your lower lip as large as you want and have it appear more believable in contrast to the upper lip being exaggerated. I have always had a way bigger lower lip and love lining it to stick out. Of course, now and then, I do enjoy exaggerating the upper lip as well!

My lips lined only to emphasize the lower one. You can make your lower lip as large as you want and have it appear more believable in contrast to the upper lip being exaggerated. I have always had a way bigger lower lip and love lining it to stick out. Of course, now and then, I do enjoy exaggerating the upper lip as well!