Tutorial: Dainty Lippie | Valerie Ng

Here’s my take on getting sweet, feminine 3D lips
 
Product list:
Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Starshine
Sleek Makeup Pout Paint in 155 Lava
Sweetpea and Fay J’adore Les Levres Liquid Lipstick in Heliotrope 

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Well… most folks’ lips are three dimensional to start with. But the problem with smacking on only one shade of colour, especiallyly matte ones and you’d stand the risk of getting a very flat appearance.

Not that bad, but boring!

Not that bad, but boring!

 

Think drawing a picture with and without shading in light and shadow. Cartoonish no?

What’s more, visually reducing the size of your lips with dimensional shading also creates the illusion of a slimmer jawline. Try it to believe!
The secret is actually to use multiple colours in similar tones (you don’t have to if you’re into bright ombre fashion) and gloss!

Of course knocking off the gloss bit for matte lips works fine too albeit not as effective 

 lippy tutorial

 Alternatively, for colour-shy feministas, swapping your lighter coloured base colour for concealer works too for a more natural look.

Saw a similar idea in a magazine the other day with the concealer version below:

nurenwozuida tips

 Happy pouting!

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