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  LIP SYNC - by Editor
Your lips are the most exquisite and sensual part of your body. Make the most of them.

Your lips. They're undoubtedly the most exquisite and sensual part of your body. They provide pleasure, and they provide function. You talk, eat, pout and kiss with them. And best of all, they can smile and brighten up a room.

Lips are delicate, sensitive and are the first to show signs of bruising. So if you chew them, lick them and pick at them just to amuse yourself, stop now. Here's how to treat them with the care they deserve.

LIP TIPS

1. Add brushing your lips to your morning ritual. Apply Vaseline to lips and brush lightly with a soft toothbrush to get rid of dead skin. Follow up with another coat of Vaseline or lip balm.

2. Apply a generous coat of lip balm before turning in for the night. If you've run out of lip balm or Vaseline, a great substitute is eye cream.

3. If you're gonna be out in the sun, apply a moisturising lipstick with sun-block. Just because lips don't tan doesn't mean the sun's rays don't harm them.

4. Turn your old lipsticks into new pots of lip-gloss. Simply scrape lipstick out of the tube and place it in a tiny box. Add an equal amount of Vaseline and microwave it for about 30 seconds. Stir until it's smooth, let it cool and apply your lip-gloss.

5. Every once in a while you'll notice that while applying lipstick, tiny vertical lines show up. Simply apply lipstick vertically instead of horizontally to make these lines less noticeable.�

6. Do you hate the dry-lips feel you get when you've applied matte lipstick? Try this: apply your regular moisture-rich lipstick and top it off with a lip pencil.

7. Similarly, if you want your lipstick to last longer, first coat lips with a liner and then apply your lipstick.

8. If your lip pencil is hard, simply apply lip balm before applying the pencil.

9. Chill too-soft pencils in the fridge for about half an hour. This makes them easier to sharpen and apply.

10. Do you stay miles away from red lipstick? And are all those tubes just lying and rotting at the bottom of your dresser drawer? Pull 'em out! Applying a touch of brown lipstick to red lip colour plays down the red, and looks great. Experiment a little with reds and other shades. You'll be surprised at the results!

11. Carry some lipstick with you and keep reapplying during the day. Colour on your lips brightens up your face like nothing else can.

12. If you're plagued by dark, almost black lips, here's what you could do: Mix equal amounts of almond oil, glycerin and honey with rose water, shake well and apply.

Do your thin lips have you down in the mouth? Cheer up! Here's how to fool Mother Nature.

13. Apply a light shade of lipstick (darker tones make lips appear smaller). Define lips with a pencil, but for heaven's sake, do NOT go outside your natural lip line. Apply the liner to the outermost edge of your lips and fill in with lipstick.

14. Drawing a line with brown pencil on the center of the upper lip, and then applying your lipstick will also make your top lip look fuller.
Glossy lipsticks and frosty shades make lips look fuller, while matte shades make lips look thinner.

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Name: anil kumar
City:   berhampur
Comments:   Hai.. me anil from orissa,male,27 years. last 10 years my lips are black(but i never smoke,and also a pure vegetarian)the lips are always in a dry postion,is there any alternate to change to better condition. if so suggest what shall i do. waiting for ur reply. Rgds anil
Name: Sheila Shetty
City:   Nepal
Comments:   For smokers with black lips, try to apply toothpaste with neem ingredient in it before you go to bed. In 7 days, you will see the results.
Name: parvati
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Mail me useful tips on blackend lips
Name: sharmila
City:   Colombo
Comments:   Please give me tips to get rid of black lips
Name: richard
City:   staten island
Comments:   My lips always get dry! They are dark,dry,then they crack. but i put on lip blam it does'nt really help. Cause the skin regenerates then piles off.when i eat or brush my teeth. been to a doctor he give me cream did help!
Name: richard
City:   staten island
Comments:   I don't understand why this happens. I see people everyday that dont have these problems with there lips.There wasnt any lip blam back in the day, how did they take care of it ? besides lipblams only give short term results. I am interested in long term ones.
Name: kavita
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Please give me tips to get rid of black lips
Name: helen
City:   U.A.E
Comments:   can y pls explain what you meant by cream (from milk) Is it condense milk or drinking milk
Name: Priya
City:   Leuven, Belgium
Comments:   Hi all, lips are really very sensitive and even mine get chapped quite often. Try applying some ghee on the lips before going to bed and the lips do soften and have a pleasant feel.
Name: ash
City:   lahore
Comments:   I am really worried about my black lips.Please give me some tips to make my lips pink.
Name: arwin
City:   delhi
Comments:   hi,my lips were used to be red in colour but now they are almost black and always remain dry even in rainy days i have tested many remedies like putting ghee,butter,cream,lip balm ,a mixture of glycerine,rose water and lemon but nothing happend.plz tell me what to do...
Name: ta
City:   bloomington
Comments:   put lemon juice, honey and lime juice on your lips. you also have to stop smoking completely. have the doctor prescribe a mild steroid for your lips. this is what helped me.
Name: vandana
City:   Chennai
Comments:   hi, is there some way to turn dark lips rosierNULL
Name: sikandar
City:   Lahore
Comments:   Hi I Smoke & my Lips are turning Black Please Give me a Nice Method of making them pink
Name: praveen
City:   kakinada
Comments:   Hi Iam a regular smoker and am 21 of age iam white but my lips are in black colour please give some good method to make them pink. wating for ur reply.
Name: natasha
City:   mumbai
Comments:   HI!!!!!!!!! I HAVE THIS VERY VERY BAD PROBLEM OF BLACK LIPS PLZ I NEED UR HELP
Name: Bushra20
City:   Lahore
Comments:   Please tell me the remedy of black lips. And tell me how often and when to apply equal amounts of almond oil, glycerin and honey with rose water. And i also want to have a fiarer complexion as i am wheatish in colour. Please help me by sending me home made remedies.Waiting for ur reply.
Name: atif
City:   karachi
Comments:   salam! im 19 n my lips are black(but i never smoke)some one help getting nice rosey lips. thnx
Name: sheila
City:   UK
Comments:   Bushra20 , what is the fuss about getting a fairer complexionNULLNULLNULL Just be yourself and appreciate what God has given to you.... Beauty comes from inside not outside. Stop all these INSANITY .
Name: javed
City:   delhi
Comments:   PLEASE HELP ME!! MY LIPS ARE REALLT BLACK AND I TRIED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT YOU PEOPLE SAID, PLEASE HELP ME...IT'S REALLT LOOKING DISGUSTING. BEFORE MY LIPS WERE PINK AND NOW THEY HAVE BECOME DARK AND CHAPPED, I EVEN USE CHAP STICK ALL DAY LONE....AND NO CURE. PLEASE REPLY TO ME AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!!
Name: NV
City:   b
Comments:   Hi please help with my issue of drker lips cos i cant wear sheer lipsicks or plain gloss as it doesnt provide the effect,please give ne a remedy to make it lighter
Name: ram
City:   pothara
Comments:   hi pease mai me to remove dark ips and dark gums
Name: Javed Biradar
City:   USA. Chicago, ILLinois
Comments:   I HAVE ANOTHER KIND OF PROBLEM...MY TOP LIP USE TO BE A DARK COLOR. WHICH WAS NORMAL..NOW THAT TOP LIP OF MINE HAS TURNED HALF PINK AND MY DARK COLOR STILL REMAINS 1.5 CENTIMETERS AROUND THE BORDER OF MY TOP LIP, IT LOOKS LIKE I AM WEARING LIP LINER..PLEASE HELP ME WITH THAT PROBLEM. ANYONE
Name: yousra
City:   -
Comments:   pls mail me some tips to have a pink lip.mine has turn black a few yrs ago.
Name: Mark Johnson
City:   -
Comments:   The center of my upper lips always dry and harden and i always have to use my teeth to scrape it out. Also, the center of my upper lips is lighter then my entire lips so it's really noticeable. What should i do?
Name: anuja
City:   pune
Comments:   hi i also have dark lips from childhood. i had never smoke .pls send any ayuervedic tips for me.wating for reply
Name: Lisa
City:   Atlanta
Comments:   I have the same problem with the black lips. I would appreciate any help/suggestions anyone has on how to lighten my blackend lips. thanks
Name: mark johnson
City:   non
Comments:   i was wondering what's the difference between lipstick and lip balm?
Name: alena
City:   lhr
Comments:   my lips r some wht thick ....give suggestion to make them thin .....and how i use lipstick ...to make the look thinner
Name: latisha
City:   springfield
Comments:   yes I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW LONG DO IT TAKE FOR THE MILD STERIOD TO WORK FOR DARK LIPS
Name: Lekha
City:   Cochin
Comments:   I have dark lips naturally.Pls suggest some remedy for making it lighter
Name: brinda
City:   chennai
Comments:   hi friends, For dark lips try this out.....Smash coriander leaves and apply this on lips overnight...and see the difference
Name: shyamala
City:   coimbatore
Comments:   My lips are very dark.can u please give me some home made tips for making it pink
Name: shyamala
City:   coimbatore
Comments:   naturally iam fair.but i now became dark and tanned.tell me some home made tips for making it fair.
Name:  sheela
City:   chennai
Comments:   Naturally Iam fair.But now I became dark and tanned.Suggest me a home made tips for making it fair
Name: ARUN
City:   chennai
Comments:   I am suffering from acne and my skin is also oily skin.so suggest me a good home made tips for solving both the problems at a time
Name: Rae
City:   -
Comments:   milk cream is a layer of cream tht forms on milk after heatin it over low heat for a half hour or so. Puttin it 2 ur lip overnight is sed 2 help lighten dark lips.
Name: Rashmi
City:   NY
Comments:   Where have you guys been there are a million other sites like this one out there. Check 'em out, search for them, beter sites are out there.
Name: lakshmi
City:   houston
Comments:   my lips get chapped often and i use some lip balms.after some days my lips r ok but i have a black lining on my upper lip.This looks like a small hairy region.I am worried as to what to do about this.even in summer it stays and I am struggling for a remedy. Someone please please help me.
Name: sriidevi
City:   ca
Comments:   please tell me the remedy for black lips i wont smoke but why they like.and also tell tips for better complexion(home made remedies)
Name: aditya
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   my lips have become black bcos of smoking cigarretes can u suggest me something to get get back their natural color
Name: chimmie hts
City:   davao city
Comments:   for a pretty pink lip color use apply vinegar on your lips every night.
Name: Shawn
City:   Pa
Comments:   My lips are soooooooo black I quit smocking just yesterday. I feel so ugly. I have a pretty face but my lips make me ugly. I don't like when my boyfriend looks me in the face can someone help me please?
Name: anonymous
City:   dream land
Comments:   hey as everyones been sayin i gots black lips tooooo!!! can u please tell me how to make them pink fast i dun smoke or nething and they were pink when i was a baby also how can i improve complexion to make it fairrrr how/NULL
Name: catriona
City:   philippines
Comments:   i had dark lips and i tried everything to make it red but everytime i tried..it get worse!!!!!pls. help me!
Name: Jayson
City:   kathmandu
Comments:   Hello frens , please suggest me the effective way of removing dark pigmenatation of black lips and gums...
Name: Nick
City:   Solo
Comments:   Hi.. I know a perfect formula for lips lightening and make ur lips turn pink n lovely, I just bought that a few month ago in a beauty store near me and I was fully satisfied with the result ;) but I dont know how to send it to u :( well, contact me anyway: nicker@adsnet.co.id
Name: Shila
City:   New York
Comments:   I hear everybody wanting their dark lips pink, how do you turn pink bottom lips dark to match my upper lipsNULL please help
Name: Dora
City:   Philadelphia
Comments:   Hi...I sucked my upper lip incessantly as a child instead of using chapstick. Now, as an adult the outer edge of my upper lip is very dark. Will lemon juice work on lightening my lipNULL Should I mix the lemon juice with glycerin or should I got just apply the lemon juice for better bleaching resultsNULL thanx.
Name: megha
City:   mumbai
Comments:   apply beatroot juice on lips.This doen't makes lips pink forever.But for sometime atleast.And it has no side effects
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