How to wear statement lipstick now

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The new way to do bold lipstick? With flawless skin and minimal eye makeup, according to Scarlett Johansson, Millie Mackintosh, Beyonce and Michelle Keegan. Here's how to achieve it.

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When you say you're doing statement lipstick, traditionally speaking, that's also meant you're going for a full face of heavy makeup too. But not anymore.

If you want to keep your bright and bold lips feeling fresh and modern, you need to tone down the makeup in other areas.

So how do you do that without looking like you've neglected the rest of your makeup ritual? It's as easy as this...

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How to wear statement lipstick


Step 1: Your face is the base of the whole look, so give it due attention. A radiance boosting primer and foundation will help give you a glow, so apply it with a brush and blend well for a flawless face. Setting it with a loose powder will help give your look staying power too.

Step 2: To help give your face definition, lightly contour your cheekbones with a light bronze or brown, shading just under the bone where you have a natural indent.

Step 3: Using a similar technique, add definition to your eyes with light shades of brown or taupe eye shadow, curl your lashes and then apply mascara in black or brown depending on the intensity you're going for.

Step 4: Okay, the lips. Since you're not overloading the rest of your face you can really go for it here. Start by lining the edges with a lip pencil to stop the colour bleeding out, then fill in with your lippy of choice. If your pencil and lippy are a close match, you can even colour in the whole of your lips with the pencil first, to help give your shade a longlasting boost.

Step 5: Be as awesome as you look, just like Millie Mackintosh, Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst, Rita Ora, Sienna Miller, Beyonce and more...

Celebrities wearing statement lipstick




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