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Video: The 5 minute makeover for when you’re on the go.
Fri, 13 January 2012 11:14AM
We’re forever banging on and on about the beauty of a bold lip. The LBD of the makeup world, there’s not a pucker that it doesn’t flatter or an event that it doesn’t look right at home at. Matt, tinted, glossy or stained, it’s classic, it’s rich-looking and best of all, it’s easy.
The glossy sometimes-red, sometimes-berry-depending-on-how-it-catches-the-light lip at Christian Dior’s Summer 2012 show.
In case you can’t watch the video at work, here are some pointers.
- If you’re terrified of a full on red, or not keen on the maintenance factor try using a lipstick pencil. Like a chubby texta, they’re easy to control and go on relatively sheer so you can keep layering until you’re satisifed with the amount of coverage. Plus, they also deliver a ton of shine which helps bounce light off the lips to make the pucker look fuller.
- Got a glossy lippie but you want a matt finish? Dusting a teeny tiny amount of a translucent power over the lip will knocks back the shine to transform the finish.
The perfect match: A red or berry lip alone is powerful, but if you’re keen to add a little extra drama you can’t go wrong with a wash of gold shadow up to the brow bone and along the bottom lash line.
Tell me Primpettes
Have you swapped lipstick for a lip marker?
Do you use the old translucent powder trick?
How often would you wear red lipstick?
When you wear red lipstick, what do you do with the rest of your makeup?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe