Aussie cos­met­ics king Napoleon Perdis ex­plains how to cre­ate im­pact with a long-last­ing fin­ish

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - BEAUTY -

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...

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