Sunday, 24 July 2011

Pout Like You Mean It.

I am LOVING the bold lip colour trend happening right now.

Two weeks ago, I impulse bought the Bust Out! lustre lipstick from M.A.C's limited-edition 'Surf Baby' range. This lovely mid-tone violet shade went a long way to satisfy my dramatic lip craving. The pictures really don't do justice to how great and dramatic the colour is. Note to self: invest in better lighting or better camera, whichever is more realistic.

Bust Out! - WITH flash
Bust Out! - WITHOUT flash
Without flash
With flash

Then one week ago, I impulse bought (I'm sensing a worrying shopping habit forming) Zoe Foster's beauty book Amazing Face, which is truly AH-maz-ing in every sense of the word. Filled with clever skin and make-up tips, it has already become my beauty bible. Zoe has some ingenious tips on achieving the ooh-la-la bold lip. Obviously I'm not going to give away all her advice - you'd have to buy her book, but here are some of her wise words:
  • Bright lipsticks are best if they come in a creamy/matte formula
  • Make sure your skin is as flawless as can be (concealers and foundations are your friends, ladies)
  • Be minimal in your eye make-up to give centre stage to your lips
  • For red lips, USE A LIPLINER
  • Using a lip brush will give you a more precise application (and lasts longer)
So give your lips some loving and play around with your lipsticks!

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