Spice Up Your Lip Life – AW15’s Perfect Pout!
October is upon us. With the sun barely shining, the shorter days setting in and winter just around the corner, let us not frown dedicated fashionistas, but celebrate the change in season with a change in our beauty wardrobe.
AW15 was awash with deep dark lipsticks, from Giles to Emanuell Ungaro. So let’s spice up these darker months with perfect plums and beautiful blackberrys with the BASE Pro Artist’s guide to the AW15 Perfect Pout.
Deep and dark lipsticks are ideal for both pale skinned and women of colour but remember - fail to prepare, prepare to fail!
Whilst a good technique for applying the lipstick is important, especially with such a dark hue, it is vital to never forget to prep the lips. Lipstick applied to dry lips will never do them justice so prep them with a simple sugar scrub followed by the makeup artist favourite lip balm Lucas Paw Paw or Dr Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips.
Lips prepped, select a liner which will eliminate feathering and keep lipstick in place. Draw the line from the outside of the lips to the centre, carefully tracing the shape of the lips to add definition.
In terms of shades, we love MAC’s Cyber and Instagator, OCC’s Liptar in Paigan, and Illamasqua’s, Kontrol. Apply the colour with a less is more approach, building up layers to ensure a beautifully long lasting pout.
And to apply? The BASE Pro Artists Lip Brush ensures perfect delivery and is retractable ensuring that deep dark colour won’t be spreading everywhere.