Rules for a Flawless Pout
Lipstick seems pretty standard, doesn't it? Open tube, twist tube, apply lipstick, enjoy your day. Of course there is wearing lipstick and then there’s wearing the heck out of your lipstick! Any one who follows these 10 commandments of Lipstick is sure to have the perfect pout on any special occasion.
Learn how to take the most of your Lipstick:
#1. Thou shalt …line and define
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#2. Thou shalt find…the perfect red for you
Red is a must for every lip-drobe. For fair skin choose a berry red shade, true reds flatter medium tones, and orangey-red hues look amazing on a darker complexion.
#3. Thou shalt always…prep your pout
Exfoliate your lips once or twice a week to give your lipstick a fresh base and avoid annoying flakes and bumps. Mix together sea salt and coconut oil and apply it using an old tooth brush for a gentle DIY scrub.
#4. Thou shalt try…a wine lip
Rich, plum pouts are the trend to try this winter, but it's a fine line between sexy and scary. Start off wearing shades with berry undertones l, and always give your cheeks some colour to off-set the dark palette.
#5. Thou shalt not…forget to blot
Remember what your grandma told you and don't forget to blot. Apply your first coat, press your lips between a tissue and apply again to ensure your lipstick goes the distance.
#6. Thou shalt not…match blush to pout
If you're planning on wearing a bright magenta lip which might be in fashion in a certain season, be sure to exercise restraint with your blush. Avoid a hyper-coloured visage and let your pout be the hue hero.
#7. Thou shalt avoid… shimmer overload
Too much sparkle in your lipstick can appear cheap. Instead, choose a satin finish with hydrating properties to keep your lips feeling smooth and soft, while giving you that chic glossy appeal.
#8. Thou shalt always…start from the middle
No one wants to look like a clown, so remember to always apply your lipstick from the centre and blend out towards the corners of your lips. Trust me, it's the only way.
#9. Thou shalt try…and go nude
Instead of au natural, go faux natural with nude lipstick. For fair to light skinned women, nude lipsticks that have a rose or pink tone work best. For women who are medium, tan and olive skinned a nude lip that has a rose undertone works best. For women of colour or those who have darker skin, nude lipsticks that have a bronze or caramel tint work best.
#10. Thou shalt never…stick to one shade
Start adding to your collection! Work a red lip for power in the boardroom, coral for off-duty chic, or nude when you're wearing nothing but — there's a colour for every occasion.