Thursday, 2 September 2010

A/W 2010: Lipstick Rules!

Statement lips are back! and we at Bella Queen headquarters are VERY happy about that. The beauty counters are screaming with different shades of autumn reds and you'd be hard pushed not to find one you like. For the brave and bold, there are classic bright reds and for you who are just testing the waters, you can try out some deeper reds in plum, raspberry, aubergine or blackcurrant.

A precise lip application is best to make sure you're bang on trend. This means arming yourself with a lip pencil, lip brush and sharpener in addition YOUR signature red.

You can play with texture and tone, but make sure you are neat in application. Use the lip pencil to define your lips and draw on a deep cupid bow. It's hot and it's sexy. You can draw more attention to your lips by dabbing some highlighter on your cupid bow. Next use the lip brush to apply lipstick, blotting in between applications for a long lasting finish.

Matte or gloss finish, it's really up to you!

Quick Tip - make sure your lips are well moisturised before attempting the red lipstick look. Dry, flaked and cracked lips are a no-no!

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  1. Great tips, I love the dark lip looks x

  2. Thanks MB, love dark lips too! Searching for my new favourite. MAC Rebel has been a fave for too long and I'd like to retire it :-)


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