THESE ARE SO EASY!
Post by Hannah Tyrrell
With three different lip products in our shop right now, we thought it was only appropriate to help you make the most of them. From a naturally luscious and moisturised mouth to perfectly applied lipstick – here’s our 5 top tips for better looking lips.
We’ve mentioned lip scrubs in the past, but our new favourite lip exfoliation trick is way less faffy (although much less tasty). Forget the sugar scrubs and reach for your everyday face cloth. Wet it, or douse in a little Divine Oil, and rub over the lips to gently exfoliate and moisturise.
Select – shade & finish
If you’ve ever dabbled in lipstick and thought ‘that’s not for me’, it might be that you’re choosing completely wrong. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Cathedral is great allrounder for anyone, any season! It’s top quality, long-lasting and highly pigmented, for a flawless finish with real staying power.
Not sure what formula to go for? Ellis Faas Lips are a combo of four different shades and finishes, designed to suit every skin tone. There’s a deep red, an orangey-red, a hot pink and an everyday nude. The finish? Creamy lips is shiny, milky is glossy, glazed creates a wet-look and hot lips is a unique matte-satin combo. The quality is bang on and the shades dare you to venture out of your comfort zone. Go for it, girl!
Studded Kiss Lipstick - Cathedral
Kat Von D Beauty
Ellis Lips x 4 Tubes
You know that thing that everyone does after applying lipstick? Where they rub their lips together? Yeah, don’t do that. To avoid smudging, smack or tap your lips together instead – you’ll get a much more even finish.
Depending on your chosen finish, you might need to fix your lip product in place. More creamy formulas by nature need a helping hand to stay put. After application, blot on a good quality tissue, before placing a second tissue flat over your lips and dusting with finishing powder. Take a fluffy brush – like EcoTools Skin Perfecting tool – load with Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder and go!
Translucent Setting Powder
Kat Von D Beauty
The odd top-up is inevitable to stay polished all day, but our absolute top tip is to choose your lip product wisely. If you’ve got a busy day, avoid a lipstick shade and formula that needs a lot of attention.
For days when you need an easy go-to, reach for Buxom’s Full-On Lip Polish in shade Dolly. A quick midday sweep is all that’s needed to enliven your lips and the colour is subtle enough to require little precision. The bonus? It has added moisturising vitamin A and E, and tingly plumping ingredients. “Buxom? We could KISS you!”
Full-On Lip Polish - Dolly