Saturday, December 28, 2013

DIY: Fuller Lips in Minutes!

Here’s what you’ll need:
A light nude makeup pencil (typically a multi-purpose pencil or a concealer pencil)
A nude/blush lip pencil just a hair darker than your natural lip color
A  nude gloss

Now, the general rule is that anything highlighted comes forward, and anything shadowed will recede. Using a combination of both, I’m going to show you a technique for making the center of your lips look bigger and more pronounced, giving your lips a “pouty” appearance.

Step-by-Step Directions:
  • Take your light nude mineral pigment such as Vulnerable by Younique and a liner brush such as Younique's cruelty free liner/shader brush, mix with a little Rosewater to make a creamy lip color, begin applying to just the center of your lips. Keep this color between your cupid’s bow; if you put your index finger right at the center of your lips, that’s about as much area as you want to cover.Be sure to extend this light nude pencil to the edge of your cupid’s bow as well as the lowest part of your bottom lip. Be careful not to draw outside of your actual lip line.
  • Take your darker pigment such as Irresistible, mix as directed above, and just outline and fill in your lips at the outer corners, blending inward just slightly.
  • Using your finger, lightly blend out the edges of the lighter color to eliminate any harsh lines.
  • Finish off by applying a nude gloss. The more sheer the better so that the highlight and contour come through! Try using Luxe by Younique

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