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A really on trend look right now is a deep wine coloured or plum lip. I’m going to give you a few tips on how to achieve the most flawless look possible.
1. When applying dark colours to lips, it’s incredibly obvious if your lipline is uneven or if it turns up on your teeth so avoid gloss unless absolutely necessary.
2. Lipliner is a must to create a perfect shape and to prevent bleeding.
3. Choose a more matte lipstick for a longer lasting look.
4. Pop some translucent powder on top to keep the colour there all day.
To create a look like I did on Shaylah the other day, you will need:
– MAC lip pencil in “Vino”
– Mac lipstick in “Diva”
– Lip brush
– Yellow based concealer
Using a lip brush, apply lipstick all over lip. Pay attention to any dryness and ensure there are no cracks in the colour by patting colour on gently to any dry or chapped areas.
Ensuring the lip pencil is sharp, slowly outline the lips. Correct any uneven shape as you see fit, but try to stay as close to the lip line as possible to avoid looking clownish.
Sketch into the outer thirds to create an ombre effect with the centre of the lip being the lightest (no pencil, just lipstick) and the outer corners being the darkest (mix of pencil and lipstick). Blend the pencil inwards gently with the lip brush.
Touch up the lipline with the pencil and dot a little extra lipstick to the centre of the lip as needed. Graduating the colour so the inner third is lightest creates a subtle pout.
Apply a yellow based concealer with a small concealer brush to any areas where the lines are wonky as well as to the cupid’s bow to accentuate the shape.
Blot as necessary or finish with a speck of translucent powder. All done!
I hope you found this guide useful! I will be posting reviews of these products shortly, so keep your eyes peeled.