FIND YOUR PERFECT PINK
Unsure of which pink is best for you? Just smile; your perfect shade is about the same colour as your gums-no lighter.
MAKE LIPSTICK LAST
To keep your color in place, fill the entire lip with neutral pencil before applying lipstick. If necessary, roll the tip in the palm of your hand to warm it up and prevent hard lines.
CREATE A CUSTOM SHADE
Turn any lip color into a shimmery new shade: Swipe sheer golden gloss over lipstick-it instantly warms up every colour.
SHAPE LIPS SANS LINER
Give the illusion of two perfect peaks without lining lips: Just dab concealer in the groove at the center of your upper lip and blend well.
PRIME LIPS FOR SPOT-ON COLOR
If you really like the way a lipstick color looks in the tube, prime lips with a touch of foundation before applying; that way, you start with a blank canvas. The result will be similar to what you see in the package.
USE POWDER FOR THE PERFECT NUDE LIP
Start with a pale pink shade, then dust translucent powder on top for a matte effect. “I call it a powdered lip look,” says makeup artist Robin Fredriksz, who has used the technique on Drew Barrymore.
MAKE YOUR OWN STAIN
Turn any lipstick into a durable stain by blotting, reapplying, then blotting again to remove excess oils. Blot with lint-free blotting paper rather than tissue for a more natural, long-lasting look.