Posts Tagged ‘lipstick’

A LIP ILLUSION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Most of us have a browbone highlighting pencil, right? Well, you must use it to do this too! You can think of it as contouring your lips: you lighten what you want to appear fuller and you shade the rest. Here’s how:

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tbd pump up the volumeSTEPS

FALL MAKEUP INSPIRATION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Every Fall I love researching what lip color is going to be the big shade of the season. We had the Oxblood Lip in 2014 and the Merlot Lip last year (which is still going strong this year). But this Fall, I feel like the pendulum is (finally) swinging from the heavy-handed Kardashian-style makeup to the other end of the spectrum: still adding a pop of color but in an “I don’t care” and more effortless way. And the best way to achieve it is fingerpainting it on, creating a non-stain stain look in the prettiest way possible. Here’s how:

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tbd cool girl lipSTEPS

 

DIY METALLIC STORY

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This isn’t a sit-down-let’s-DIY-today kind of project. This is a little lip sitch that I like to do all of the time when I want to take my nude lip a little more uptown. But let me warn you, it’s addictive. Here’s how:

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tbd rose gold lip sitchSTEPS

That’s it! I think the gloss adds a little je ne sais quoi but you could leave it matte. Just be careful to lightly apply the pressure with the wand so it rolls over the champagne shadow but doesn’t move it.

 

LIP SERVICE

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Matte lipstick has been huge for a few years now. But there’s something we can do to make it a little more alive! I promise you will still enjoy the effect of a matte lip. But there will be more life to it if you do this:

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  1. You can skip this step but I’m a big fan of a lined lip so I start by lining the perimeter with the lip pencil.
  2. Next fill in the lip area with the matching lipstick.
  3. Now here’s the trick: apply the lip gloss to the center of the bottom lip. It instantly adds volume and dimension with its little hint of shine. And don’t worry if you rub your lips together and it gets onto the middle of the top lip because that’s pretty too!