I’m working my way thru the makeup bag and I’ve discovered depending on the clients look and eye makeup i have four different lip formulas I like to choose between.
Matte for a smooth and hydrating formula
Gloss for a creamy and light reflecting look
Liquid for a modern lip look
Satin for a sumptuous fuller looking lip
Then the shade:
Nude, from a dreamy nude lipstick to show-stopping creamy beige which perfectly complements a smokey eye.
Pink either a party ready vibrant fuchsia or a subtle light pink. Pink lipstick will suit any occasion.
Red, its a beauty must for any makeup bag! timeless and glamorous.
mac Ruby Woo - vivid red - matte
charlotte tilbury Kim K.W Hot Lips - light pink/beige nude - glossy
charlotte tilbury Hollywood Lips Best Actress - nude brown - liquid
anastasia beverly hills Liquid Lipstick - Pure Hollywood - mauve nude - liquid to matte finish
charlotte tilbury Kissing Velvet Underground - fuchsia - satin
mac Lipglass - clear - longwearing gloss
I’d recommend for application you use a lip brush with every formula, for a precise finish.
Lip liner is important not only for resizing and reshaping but when you outline your lips you will create a smoother shape for applying your lipstick and avoid the colour bleeding outside the lines. Don’t feel you must splurge on this, I also like to use maybeline lip liner its available in tons of colours and once teamed with a luxury lipstick you really wouldn’t spot the difference. A tip is to outline slightly over your natural lip line if you want to create the illusion of bigger lips.
I like to finish with lip gloss for a plumper-looking pout. My favourite is mac lipglass gloss that can create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own or over lip pencil or lipstick, it's the perfect product for creating shine that most importantly lasts.