We all want a kissable pout, so with the help of Craig-Ryan French, International Make-up artist for Paul & Joe, we have the must-have tips.
A basic lesson in Lip Lining & Colouring
Try to balance the lip shape with lip pencils and Lipstick.
Practise with light coloured pencils before dark ones.
Lip pencil colour should be in the same family as the Lipstick colour unless a stronger definition and difference is desired.
Line the lips starting at the other corner of the mouth working into the centre of the mouth.
Use the correct pressure – if you are too light you will tickle or irritate yourself and it will be harder to create a line, if you press to hard, however, you will move the lips.
After the initial line is set, then shaping and designing takes place.
Outline just outside of the natural lip line with desired shade of lipstick. Avoid overly matter, flat shades of lip colour which can make lips look thinner. Glossy and pearl tones make lips look fuller.
To balance, outline the outside edge of the thinner half of the lip – and define along the natural, ‘true’ line of the fuller half with the desired shade of lip pencil. Fill in with pencil and the selected lip colour.
Create definition by drawing a ‘cupid’s bow’. Outline the top lip with desired shade of pencil, to emphasise the ‘m’. Outline the outside edge of the lower lip to make it appear fuller. Complete with favourite shade of lipstick and gloss.
Colour lips with foundation or concealer to make lips look thinner. Outline and define lips with pencil just inside of the natural lip line. Use an opaque shade of lipstick and top that with gloss.
Uneven coloured lips
Cover both lips with foundation or concealer as a base. Outline lips with desired shade of pencil. Apple any darker shade of lipstick and finish with a gloss.
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