About Face PER­FECT POUT

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EX­PRESS BEAUTY WITH SARAH SIMP­SON

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

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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

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