Dare yourself with full colour lips
As the weather starts to get warmer, our minds often begin to turn to adding some fun and brightness to our look. Full colour lips are one of this season’s hottest makeup trends. Bold and dramatic, this is a look that will get you noticed. If you want to be able to achieve instant glam simply by altering the way that you tint and shape your lips, read on.
How to achieve this cool spring look
When you are choosing a bolder, fuller lipstick, it is helpful to choose darker shades and to match these up with a lip liner of a slightly darker hue. Apply the lipstick first (it is best to choose a glossy and hydrating version rather than something matte), then add the liner around the edges of your lips to create a fuller look.
Applying lip gloss or any kind of lip shimmer over the top can also add to the fullness. Alternatively, take some lip tint in a light hue (rosy pink or even white are good options) and dab it into the middle of your lips before blending it in to the darker colour at the edges. This will create an appearance of ‘shine’ which enhances the plumpness of your lips. Following that full lip trend takes just minutes.
Hot tip – using a brush to apply your lip makeup makes blending easier.
Blotting your lips on a piece of tissue paper, though widely practised, is not actually necessary and may make your lips look less full and glossy. Some people do like to prepare their lips, however, by scrubbing them with a gentle lip exfoliant before applying some moisturising lip balm, to help those lip hues glide on more smoothly – and stay on for longer.
Brands to check out for this spring makeup look
There are plenty of brands out there that can help you to achieve fuller lips. Chanel and Guerlain both make bold lipsticks in nice glossy styles. Artdeco and Clinique also offer amazing dark coloured lip tints in a variety of berry, neon and classic pillar box red shades. Complement your purchase with a lip liner and a light lip tint (or lip highlighter) to ensure that you get the look in the way outlined above. Treat yourself to something from one of these brands today and you can instantly add some pizzazz to your outfits.