GET­TING LIPPY: BEST METH­ODS FOR A SEAM­LESS LOOK

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When it’s done right, a bold lip­stick can be one of the most pow­er­ful make-up looks you can work, but try­ing to make it stay on past your first cup of cof­fee is of­ten the real chal­lenge.

Luck­ily, Mor­gane Mar­tini from Marc Ja­cobs has re­vealed the best tricks for get­ting your smack­ers look­ing tip-top.

To be­gin with, Mor­gane ad­vises us­ing a con­cealer around the outer edges of your lip to help high­light and de­fine your lip shape.

She said: “I al­ways put a touch of con­cealer on the outer edge of my lips be­fore I do my lip­stick be­cause it helps can­cel out any red­ness, gives you a blank can­vas to work on and makes the lip­stick look seam­less”

She doesn’t rec­om­mend us­ing con­cealer di­rectly on the lips how­ever, as this can sep­a­rate or di­lute the lip­stick once ap­plied.

TRUST IN LIP LINER

For novice make-up wear­ers, us­ing lip liner can seem a bit daunt­ing, but Mor­gane points out that us­ing it will not only push your lip­stick look to new lev­els but, more im­por­tantly, it’s key in giv­ing you ex­tra full­ness in your pout.

She ad­vises edg­ing your lip liner slightly above your up­per lip, so as to give you a lit­tle more ... plump. To make it a lit­tle more nat­u­ral, grab a cot­ton bud or just your fin­ger and smudge it in.

USE A BRUSH

Ad­mit­tedly, too much lip liner can be hor­rif­i­cally ’90s, and not the look we’re go­ing for.

So if you’re hop­ing for a lit­tle less of a state­ment lip, Mor­gane sug­gests us­ing a dif­fer­ent tool for def­i­ni­tion when ap­ply­ing your prod­uct.

She said: “I use a lip brush to make the colour more pre­cise..”

If you don’t have a brush, she says a cot­ton bud works just as well, or your fin­ger again.

MAKE IT LONG-LAST­ING

So you’ve fi­nally nailed your lip look and you’re ready to walk out feel­ing like a 10.

How do you make it stay on?

Mor­gane said: “If you want your lip­stick to last longer, ap­ply it like usual. Sep­a­rate a tis­sue so that it’s one sin­gle ply, place it on the lip and dust a lit­tle translu­cent pow­der on top with a small brush,” she adds.

“Re­move the tis­sue, then add an­other coat of lip­stick on top of that. Trust me, it’ll last for­ever.”

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