Friday, February 17, 2012

Get Fruity Lips this Friday!

By Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty, Carlow

In this dull weather, why not brighten up your smile with a splash of fruity colour? Take inspiration from your favourite fruits, and add a pop of pink, red, berry or apricot to your lips! There's a fruity colour out there to suit everyone. Choose the colour that looks best next to your skin and hair. If in doubt ask a friend or a makeup professional for help.

First, make those lips a smooth canvas for your colour...
Exfolliate your lips by brushing them in circular motions with a toothbrush and a little vaseline to soften.
Wipe clean with a tissue, and massage in a little nourishing lip balm (Vichy and La Roche Posay do excellent, and affordable lip creams and balms)

Now choose your favourite colour! Line the lips first with lipliner if you want a more dramatic look, then add lipstick with a brush, and gloss.
For a more subtle fruity hint, just dab the lipstick onto your lips with your finger and build up as much as you like. Add gloss for a lip plumping effect.
This look works great with soft blusher, and minimal foundation and eye makeup. Let your lips be the focus :)
Anne xx