How to ap­ply

Glamour (South Africa) - - Beauty Lip Lessons -

With so many new tex­tures on the mar­ket, here’s a cheat sheet to find­ing the for­mula your lips will love.

1 prep

Ex­fo­li­ate with a soft tooth­brush to re­move dry skin. “Then mois­turise re­ally well,” says makeup pro An­gela Davis Dea­con. “Leave it to soak in while cleans­ing the rest of your face.”

2 ap­ply

“Look in the mirror and smile to see ex­actly where to ap­ply,” ad­vises makeup supremo Char­lotte Til­bury. “Start­ing on the outer cor­ners, trace the colour just out­side the nat­u­ral lip line. This helps cheat a fuller pout, cre­ate sym­me­try and stop bleed­ing, with­out look­ing un­nat­u­ral.”

3 tex­ture

Sheer reds and glosses are per­fect if you’re try­ing out red for the first time. We adore the new [1] Lan­come Juicy Shaker in 166 Shaken (R270), which lets you choose your colour in­ten­sity. For an in­tense, gloss shine, go for [4] Clin­ique Pop Lac­quer Lip Colour + Primer in Lava Pop (R285). If you love the lon­glast­ing ef­fects of a matte tex­ture, go for the su­per-com­fort­able [2] Revlon Ul­tra HD Matte Lip­color in 625 HD Love (R155). But if you’re af­ter a lac­quer that lasts and lasts, TRY [3] Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liq­uid Lip Po­tion in Lethal Red (R295).

4 FIX

“To fix mis­takes, I use moist­ened ear­buds,” re­veals An­gela. “They’re never fluffy, so they don’t leave any tiny fi­bres.” If your lips start feel­ing dry through­out the day, coun­ter­act it with lip balm. “I pat a lit­tle lip balm in the cen­tre of the lips,” says An­gela. “Press it on, blot, then reap­ply your lip­stick in the cen­tre of your lips.”

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