Make-up Mas­ter­class Lips

Paddy McGur­gan is one of NI’s best-known beauty ex­perts and each week he tells us all we need to know about the lat­est make-up tech­niques and trends

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - BEAUTY -

Iam a mas­sive fan of a bold state­ment lip. Strong lips en­hance any make-up look — if you are not so keen on eye make-up they add drama to the face, free­ing you to leave your eyes drama-free. Here are a few of my favourite bold and state­ment lip colours to pick up this sea­son. For a red state­ment lip, I just can­not stay away from Lime­crime Red Vel­vet (£14.95, Make Up Pro Store) . This has such a smooth tex­ture and is the most pig­mented lip prod­uct I have ever used. It is a matte liq­uid lip­stick, so it dries al­most in­stantly onto the lips and cre­ates a strong and pig­mented wash of colour that lasts all day. A hand­bag must-have.

For a drug­store-red lip colour, opt for matte for long-last­ing stay­ing power, mak­ing sure your lip colour stays put all evening. Try May­belline Color Sen­sa­tional in Rebel Red (£7.99) for a matte lip colour that won’t wear off — or kiss off. This creamy for­mula glides on smoothly, and its flex­i­ble, slanted-tip ap­pli­ca­tor with ul­tra-soft bris­tles makes it easy to shape your lips.

If you are a red-lip lover but want a creamy fin­ish, then I rec­om­mend us­ing MAC Cos­met­ics Lip­stick in Rus­sian Red (£16.50). This is a creamy lip­stick with a bold and strong pig­ment that per­fect for a night out.

A prune or maroon-toned lip will just scream au­tumn, and I have a few rec­om­men­da­tions. For a matte liq­uid lip­stick that will last all day, I have one go-to hero prod­uct — Make Up Ate­lier Paris Lip Duo in RW Prune (£22). I first used this prod­uct at a fash­ion show in Dublin, and any mod­els who wore it needed no touch-ups for the en­tire night be­cause it is so long-wear­ing. It’s a beau­ti­ful prod­uct to ap­ply to the lips. The ap­pli­ca­tor is shaped per­fectly for a lip shape and it mixes amaz­ingly with other liq­uid lip­sticks to cre­ate your own deep­ened berry shades.

If you would like a creamy and less matte prune lip prod­uct this au­tumn, try NYX Cos­met­ics Liq­uid Suede Cream Lip­stick (£7) in shade Vin­tage. The liq­uid suede cream lip­stick glides on and sets into a strik­ing matte fin­ish. Vel­vety soft and wa­ter­proof, this long-last­ing lip­pie cre­ates a pos­i­tively pol­ished look with ev­ery swipe.

Noth­ing says night time party glam­our like a very berry lip colour. To cre­ate a state­ment lip look, use Shi­seido Per­fect Rouge Lip­stick (£23) in shade Salon. I adore this colour for nigh be­cause it is such a flat­ter­ing colour for any skin tone. Add a black lip colour to cre­ate a su­per vampy lip to fin­ish a bare or pared-back look. This is down to per­sonal pref­er­ence, and I do not re­ally ex­pect ev­ery­one to be do­ing their weekly shop wear­ing this — how­ever, I am see­ing a grow­ing trend of re­quests for this style. Use Barry M Lip Paint Black (£4.99, Su­per­drug) for a very ex­tra look.

I am lov­ing us­ing deep lip colours, such as lip­sticks, as a base on my client’s lips, but plac­ing a tinted lip paint over the top. I just love the fin­ish of a gloss as it adds a soft­ness even to a strong lip colour make-up. To cre­ate a gloss fin­ish to in­cor­po­rate a dark but glam look, I choose the su­per-hy­drat­ing and glossier ef­fect Make up Stu­dio Taupe Pas­sion Lip Paint (£16.50).

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