So­phis­ti­cated Lıp Colour

Shape (Malaysia) - - The Look -

There are myr­iad hues to play with this year, with bright reds, deep espres­sos, and even cobalt blues and emer­ald greens walk­ing down the run­ways. So you can truly pick a colour, any colour. The fin­ish, how­ever, is more fo­cused: Look for a lip­stick (rather than a gloss or a balm) in a matte or vel­vet. “These have more pig­ment and im­pact, which makes them per­fect for fall’s re­fined and struc­tured styles,” says Kristy Noga, Givenchy’s na­tional makeup artist. You’ll find the lat­est of­fer­ings to be sur­pris­ingly light­weight and more mois­tur­iz­ing than a clas­sic matte lip­stick. “Liq­uid hy­dra­tors and blur­ring pig­ments added to the for­mu­las cre­ate a fresh feel­ing and a smooth re­sult,” Noga says. You’ll find them in two types of for­mu­las. The first, a liq­uid lip­stick (like YSL Beauty Ta­touage Cou­ture, RM148.50, yslbeauty.com. my), looks and glides on like lip gloss, but there is a method: You should not press your lips to­gether af­ter you swipe on the colour. You want to ap­ply, then let them dry, so the tint and fin­ish can set prop­erly, Noga says. Your sec­ond op­tion is a lip­stick bul­let, which can go on straight from the tube and then be blot­ted with a tis­sue. “Some­times I also soften the edges of the lip with a clean finger,” Noga says. “The blurred lines cre­ate a stained ef­fect that looks ro­man­tic and mod­ern.”

WEL­COME MATTE A foam ap­pli­ca­tor in Givenchy Le Rouge Liq­uide Liqu (RM159, sephora. mmy) de­liv­ers a soft yet pre­cise re­sult.

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