BEAUTY BITES

Lip pow­der is the lat­est evo­lu­tion in lip­stick

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Our favourite skin­care and make-up tips for this week

The lat­est tech­nol­ogy to dom­i­nate the cos­met­ics in­dus­try is lip pow­der. It’s a for­mu­la­tion that started in Korea, but trust us when we say it’s a real game changer.

Cur­rently, lip pow­ders are be­ing made in two forms — pal­ettes and pens — and both of­fer dif­fer­ent meth­ods of ap­pli­ca­tion.

The for­mer con­tain a balm along­side a pow­der for­mula. The balm pro­vides the per­fect base for the pow­der as well as mois­tur­is­ing the lips, and can be dabbed on or ex­pertly ap­plied us­ing the pro­vided brush.

Al­ter­na­tively, for those who pre­fer to ap­ply their makeup on the go, you can also get your hands on a more tra­di­tional wand.

They de­liver su­pe­rior pig­men­ta­tion with the colour cling­ing to the skin’s sur­face, ef­fec­tively lock­ing the pig­ments in place and pro­vid­ing smudge-proof hold. Of course, lip pow­ders don’t come with­out their faults and there’s no get­ting around the fact that they are more dry­ing and less for­giv­ing on the lips.

As such, prepa­ra­tion is key. Make sure your lips are well ex­fo­li­ated be­fore­hand so the pow­der doesn’t cling to dry ar­eas and ap­ply a heavy dose of balm for a smoother in­ish.

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