Step 1: Always apply a base to the lips, as with the eyes and the face. It is easiest to do this by covering the lips when applying your primer and foundation.
Step 2: To avoid that ‘80’s lip liner look, use your chosen lipstick with a fine, thin brush as a lip liner; this will still act as the guidance line you need and helps prevent lipstick from bleeding.
Step 3: Fill inside the lip line with the same shade. For a very natural appearance, apply only the lip line and then blend the line in to the rest of the lips using a balm or clear gloss. For a bolder result, apply a coat or 2 of colour and finish with a clear gloss; blot the lips with tissue between these stages if needed.
- For a very natural / dewy finish keep all of your products cream based.
- If you go heavy on the eyes, go light on the cheeks and lips and visa versa (unless you are staring in a drag show, of course).
- Use your blush / bronze to double up as a mid tone eye shadow and mix with a small amount of lip balm to create a lip colour.
- Always remember it is easier to add than to take away!
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