cinemagraph – jamie beck /kevin burg
It’s right about now that I start to get tired of my make-up look.
The season has kicked right in… the festivities are over… and spring seems a million miles away. Even though I am sweltering in this Australian heat my head is still very firmly in a cold state of mind.
I think we would all agree that there is nothing like a new lipstick for a pick me up. I don’t know what it is but a brand new lipstick is one of the best feel good moments of all. I go to girly heaven when I twist that fresh tube and experiment with an unknown colour… Even if the shade is close to ones I have used in the past… I still love the feeling.
Right now… I am playing with the berry shades… a small deviation from my traditional reds… but mid-season-itis calls for a splash out.
Tips and tricks to keep that lipstick lasting…
* Ensure that lips are not dry and cracked. For smooth and well nourished lips gently exfoliate using a damp flannel cloth and apply a little bit of lip balm…not too much as this means the lipstick will not stay put.
Lucas Paw Paw ointment is brilliant…
*Once lips are smooth and soft, line and colour the entire lip with a lip pencil in a similar shade to the lipstick.
This will ensure the lipstick has an even base to adhere to…
*Using a lip brush, apply the lipstick. Move the brush across the lip in long sweeping motions as this will give a smooth line. Apply one layer, blot the lips with a tissue… then re apply.
* To make cream lipsticks appear more matte, separate the layers of a tissue, and hold one layer over the lips. Gently dust over the tissue with translucent powder, using a powder brush.
This technique will also help to make lipstick last longer. *Not to be used with a sheer lipstick.
Changing colours… it’s easy… xv
Very Berry Colours
the mac lip brush
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