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How to wear bold lipstick for summer 2019
A bold lipstick is the perfect accessory for the summer months. It’s simple, makes a statement, and can take you from beach-to-bar in minutes. But how do you get a flawless application that lasts for hours? We asked Director of Artistry for Lancôme Australia, Lara Srokowski, to show us how to achieve a flawless bold lipstick look for summer.
So, to find out how to achieve a bold summer lip that’s long-lasting, watch the video below
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Can’t watch the video? Here are some steps to get you started…
For the first step, Lara recommends preparing the lip with Lancôme Advanced Génifique to help plump and hydrate the lips. Plus, it also helps to adhere any of the product that you apply on top. Pump a small amount on the back of your hands and then tap the product onto your lips with your fingertips.
The next step for creating a bold lip is to apply a lip liner. To ensure that the lip is really longwearing, Lara suggests outlining the contours of the lips with the Lancôme Contour Pro Lip Pencil, as well as colouring in the lips too. For a bold, summer lip Lara used the shade 172, which is a bright, red coral.
For a fuller looking lip, bite your lips as you apply the lip liner as this allows you to apply the lipliner directly under the natural contour of the lip.
Once you’ve finished applying lip liner, it’s time to grab your lipstick. Lara used the Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in the shade Obsessive Red, which is a fresh coral colour. The Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipsticks are extremely matte, but they are formulated with nourishing oils and moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™ which is great for plumping the lip.
Using the brush on the other end of your lip liner, dip the brush straight onto the lipstick and then apply to the lips for a precise application and perfected finish.
Here are a few of our favorite lipstick shades for summer...
Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in Obsessive Red
“The pay off for all shades is amazing. The finish is very subtle and matte, however, a touch of lipgloss and you've got a gorgeous bold lip fit for a great night out. The lipstick itself is very creamy and simply glides on.” - bh member beautylover_23
M.A.C Lipstick in Morange
“Absolutely no regrets buying this! It’s smooth and creamy, no issues applying it and takes minimal time and effort to perfect it. It barely feels like it's there and I didn't have to reapply more than once at night, and it’s great because it doesn't dry out my lips either, it feels very natural” - bh member Angezza
Australis Velourlips in NY-CEE
“I have the Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in NY-CEE, which is a completely gorgeous shade both in the tube and on. The lip colour goes on wet and actually is really moisturising. Then after a few seconds start to dry in these beautiful matte variations of the original colour. It holds super well, staying on throughout my day, whether I'm eating lunch or drinking coffee etc.”- bh member BreeBeautyxo
What did you think of this video? What was your favourite tip from Lara Srokowski?