Say goodbye to nude lipstick and sheer gloss! Bold, matte lips paired with dewy skin are what it’s all about this season. Here’s how to achieve the look:
1.Prep your face with a primer. We love the moisturising Stila One Step Correct (R 420 on Zando), as it neutralises redness, counteracts sallow undertones and brightens and illuminates for a vibrant complexion.
2.If you have any blemishes or under-eye circles, use a concealer. LA Girl HD Pro Conceal (R 39.95 at Dis-Chem) provides blendable, buildable coverage and contains a soft brush tip for easy application.
3.Apply a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. Our favourite is Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream (R 420 at Woolworths) that provides light coverage for that dewy look.
4.Dot liquid liner between your lashes to make them look fuller. GOSH Cosmetics Long Lasting Eye Liner Pen in Black Brass (R 125 at Edgars) is a great pick, as the skinny tip allows for smooth, easy application.
5.Use mascara only on the tips of the lashes. Pick a mascara that promises definition rather than length or volume like Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash waterproof mascara (from R 97 at major pharmacies).
6.Fill in your brows with a brow crayon. We love Eylure’s range of brow crayons (R 95 at Dis-Chem), as they are smudge-proof and enriched with Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil.
7.Apply a bright lipstick of your choice.
PRO TIP: If your lipstick isn’t matte but you want a matte effect, apply powder foundation, apply one layer of lipstick and then blot with a tissue. Repeat the process 2 or 3 times until you are satisfied with the matte finish.
Here are our favourite lipstick picks:
1. MAC Lipstick in Heroine (R 195 at MAC stores and counters) is a deep, rich purple that gives cool complexions a punchy, edgy look.
2. Inglot Lipstick in 103 is a red-based orange shade ( R 165 at Inglot stores and counters) that flatters warm skintones.
3. Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in Blush My Lips (R 44.50 at Clicks) is a universally flattering vibrant fuschia pink.
4 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren (from R 129 at Clicks) is a true orange that gives every complexion a gorgeous glow.
BB Beauties, which of these vibrant lipsticks would make your lips pop?
BB Beauties, which of these shades is your favourite?
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