It’s official: strong lips are back on the menu. And this time around, the look can be worn during the day and is no longer exclusive to the evening. But do you really know how to carry it off? Here is what Kay Montano, creative director of myface.cosmetics suggests for the perfect day-time ruby pout.
“After a brief exit from the catwalks, the berry lip is definitely back on the makeup radar and looks set to stay. I want women to see that berry lips can be wearable during the day through to the night. Create this look with a neutral shadow, lots of mascara and softly defined cheeks.”
I tried myface.cosmetics’ Bleeding Love lipstick and have been wearing it ever since. I love the shade – it’s not too bright but it’s fun and vibrant enough to stand out without taking over, and because it’s matt it’s understated and très chic.
Here is Kay’s step by step to ensure you get the perfect berry pout:
Step 1: “Make sure your lips are exfoliated before applying colour so they’re soft and smooth. Dust a thin veil of powder over the lips with a brush to ensure free from moisture”
Step 2: “Use a lip pencil to avoid lipstick bleed. It will need to be firm enough to create emphasis without dragging on the lip and yet soft enough to give an incredible shape with the best pigment. The myface high def lip pencil (£6.49) is my secret weapon to the perfect pout”.
step 3: “A berry lip looks incredible and can take you from drab to fab in an instant. But for those who are a little wary of making too much of a statement, try applying the lipstick as a soft stain rather than sporting a full on lipstick effect. Simply pat on myface gigabite lipstick (£9.99) using your finger for the best results. Dab a tissue to your lips after the first application and then reapply a second time to make the colour last and last. If you fancy a gloss finish, apply a light coat of the matching myface lip pop lip gloss”