About Face PERFECT POUT
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Here’s how you can get that bee-stung plump pout in as little as three steps.
No matter what shape lips you have, let’s face it: they always look better when they’re in good condition. Winter is notorious for taking its toll on lips and we are often left with dry, chapped and sore lips.
Start by prepping them with a lip scrub – yes there is such a thing. These pint-sized pottles usually have a sugar base and work to buff the delicate skin on the lips, helping to remove any dry, flaky bits. They will also leave your lips feeling smooth, not to mention hydrated and naturally plumped. Allow the scrub to warm up and emulsify on the lips. You can use your fingers to buff it in, or go one step further and use a baby tooth
brush to give a more thorough exfoliation.
Next, try using an invisible lip liner to shape your lips. These work by creating a sheer border around your lips, helping to prevent your lipstick bleeding without adding any pigment to the skin. They are great for those wanting a more natural finish and the shaping benefits of a liner.
Lastly, choose your lipstick. One like this one goes on sheer and naturally reacts to your skin tone and will tint your lips to the perfect shade to suit you. It’s a great natural colour option for day or night and the glossy finish will give you the most flattering finish.
SLEIGHT OF HAND
What you want to do now is draw attention away from the area of your face that’s breaking out. Much like a magician (but without any card tricks) you want to pull people’s focus away from where you’re really doing the work. If your chin and jaw are the issue, do a nice eye and add some liner. By the same token, if your forehead is the site to be concerned with, work with a nice lip colour. One caveat: stay away from red. It’ll emphasise the colour of your spots. Harriet Pudney