How to Wear Lipstick So Your Teeth Look Whiter

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Make your teeth appear as white as possible.
Make your teeth appear as white as possible. (Image: PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Lipstick can help to brighten your smile, show off your lips and draw attention up toward your eyes. Women wear lipstick to make themselves feel attractive and to help dress up their look. Famous women such as Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford and Drew Barrymore have all made beautiful lips look simple to achieve. Women who want whiter looking teeth and a brighter smile will find that it is not a difficult look to achieve.

Things You'll Need

  • Lipstick
  • Lipstick makeup-brush
  • Tissues
  • Cotton swabs

Test the lipstick that you want to wear against your fingertip. The lipstick should complement your skin tone and should not appear overly bright or gaudy. A red or pink lipstick with a blue base will make your teeth appear whiter. Not all red and pink lipsticks have blue bases; some have more of a orange base. Test the lipstick to see if it complements your skin tone by placing some on your inner wrist or on a finger and looking at the color in bright light. Blue-based lipsticks work best with cool skin, while orange-based lipstick looks better with warm skin tones.

Exfoliate your lips by brushing the lips with a toothbrush. The toothbrush will smooth away any excess and flaking skin. Rub your lips with a washcloth to finish the job. This will help to smooth your lips and remove the appearance of fine lines, according to Good Housekeeping.

Place lip balm on your lips to moisturize them. Use your finger to apply the lip balm, or, if your balm came with an applicator, use it.

Rub the lipstick brush against the lipstick. Wipe any large chunks of lipstick that may cling to your brush on a tissue.

Apply the lipstick to your mouth. Be precise and place the lipstick exactly on your lips. Start on your bottom lip and fill the color in on your lip. Place more lipstick on your brush and fill the color in on your upper lip.

Blot your lips with a tissue to remove any extra lipstick. Press a tissue to your lips and pucker your lips as if you are about to kiss someone. This will remove any extra lipstick from your mouth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remove any lipstick in places you do not want it, such as your teeth or above or below your lips, with a cotton swab.

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