WITH DONNA DUGGAN HOW TO DO BOLD LIPS
Aussie cosmetics king Napoleon Perdis explains how to create impact with a long-lasting finish
Create a base for lips with a light wash of concealer or foundation. Apply lipstick to the tip of a lip brush and create a clean outline using light, feathering strokes. Then load up the brush with lipstick and coat the entire lip, from the outside in, gently stretching your lips for more control. For a flawless finish, line the edge of your lips last, and ensure the corners are coated. Blot with a tissue to hold the colour in place, or lightly dust lips with translucent powder. It’s a matter of personal preference what type of lipstick you choose. Matte lipstick looks elegant and usually lasts longer, but if you have fine lines around your mouth, be aware that a matte lipstick can amplify them. Liquid lipsticks are the new trend in lip colour, combining the intense pigment of a lipstick with the longevity of a glossy stain. Gloss lipsticks are ideal if you want your lips to look a little plumper.
Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in Audrey ($38, napoleonperdis.com) Manicare Artiste Retractable Lip Brush ($10.95, available from Priceline) Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl ($34, 1800 007 844) Yves Saint Laurent Anti-Cernes...