I used to be strictly a gloss girl. It really wasn’t until my mid-20’s that I discovered the world of lipstick. I then went through a strictly bold lipstick phase. Now I have an assortment of lippies on hand to fit whatever mood I am in. When I do reach for a gloss I often pair it with one of my current favourite lipsticks. Using a gloss adds an instant boost of hydration and gives the illusion of more plumped lips, something most of us are after! Here I went with a soft coral toned lipstick paired with a sheer gloss. Follow these three steps for your perfect glossy pout.
Step 1: Start by prepping your lips, my favourite product for this is Fresh “Sugar Lip Polish”. After your lips are prepped, line them and lightly fill them in with a neutral toned lip liner.
Step 2: Apply your lipstick. Use a lip brush for a more precise application. I recommend using a matte long-lasting lipstick or blotting off any shine from your lipstick after application. Here I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipstick which is very hydrating so my lips didn’t feel dry.
Step 3: Use a high-gloss lacquer and apply it all over the lips. My current go-to is Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Lustre Glosses, they give the perfect amount of shine. Lastly take a little extra gloss on your finger tip and dab it in the centre of the lips.
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Products Used: Garnier Skin Renew Perfector “Light/Medium”, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer “Y23”, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder “Shade 5.5”, Benefit Bronzer “Hoola”, NARS Blush “Deep Throat”, Laura Mercier Baked Powder “Highlight 01”, MAC Eyeshadow “Bronze”, Shu Uemura Lash Curler, Rodial Glamolash Mascara, Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil “Taupe”, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat “Pillow Talk”, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick “Sexy Sienna”, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre “Portobello Girl”.
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Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.