Bold, matte lips were a big hit on the spring/summer catwalks, and now thanks to the likes of Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, we’re obsessed. But in order to recreate the ultimate bright lip, definition is key and a lipliner is essential. So we asked Tracie Giles, celebrity permanent make-up specialist, to share her top tips for achieving the perfect pout:
1) Start by picking a lip liner that matches the colour of your lipstick, then apply the liner upwards towards the peak of your Cupid’s bow. Just concentrate on the middle of your lips – leave the corners for now.
2) Once the middle of your pout is covered, return to the corners of your lips and line the edges, slightly turning them up as you reach the outer corners – this is a good anti-aging trick. It can take practice for it to look natural, but it’s fab when perfected.
3) Make sure your lower lip looks extra plump by concentrating the liner along the edge of the centre of your lip.
4) Lightly feather on your lipstick and blend with a lip brush, then add a swipe of gloss or balm for a high-shine finish.
For permanent results, Tracie recommends the Gloss & Go Permanent Makeup for Lips, where you can have the effect shaded on your lips so they’ll look shaped every day. Then the only thing for you to do each day is add gloss and go!
By Chloe Burcham
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