The Sunday Telegraph - Stella - - SMART BEAUTY -

1 Al­ways prep skin be­fore you ap­ply colour. I love a lip mask that plumps and hy­drates – try Lip 20 Mask by Ka­plan MD (£37, cult­ This helps prod­ucts to stay on for longer. 2

To make teeth ap­pear whiter, keep to cooler blue-toned reds, rather than any­thing too or­ange. 3

For a mod­ern fin­ish, avoid lin­ers and ap­ply straight from the bul­let, then pat the out­line with a fin­ger­tip for a fresh and sexy ef­fect. 4

Ap­ply a deeper or more vi­brant shade in the cen­tre of lips to cre­ate a fuller ef­fect. 5

When buy­ing a nude, don’t go too pale as you might look sickly. Try one shade darker than your nat­u­ral lip colour for a flat­ter­ing fin­ish. 6

Don’t be afraid to com­bine tex­tures. Use matt colours for longevity, but top with a lit­tle bit of shine in the cen­tre of lips to catch the light.

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