I can haz symmetry?? Because I don’t haz it naturally. 🙂
I’ve read somewhere that it’s actually very common to have asymmetrical features, like in my case, one side of my lips is slightly thinner than the other, so when I do my lips, I cheat a little to make that side look just as full as the other.
I notice asymmetry a little more when I wear darker colors than when I wear nudes and neutrals, and I think it’s more obvious in pics than it is in real life.
For example, when I wear darker lip looks, with like dark wines, reds, browns and purples, I’ll start by lining my lips first with a nude lip pencil. I’ll sort of sketch out the shape, following my natural lip line on the fuller side of my lips, and then I’ll slightly overdraw the other side, the side that’s not as full, to make both sides match.
Then, I’ll trace over that nude lip line with a darker lip pencil that matches the dark color that I plan to wear.
It’s like starting with a light sketch when you’re doing a drawing. The nude lip pencil makes it easier to see where I’m PLANNING to go with the darker liner, which I then layer on top — like tracing over a light sketch with a darker pen.
I think it also helps to smile when I do my lip liner, even though it feels a little silly sometimes, especially when I see myself smiling like a goofball in the mirror, but I’m serious! — I think it stretches the skin and makes it easier to follow the natural lip lines. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,