A Guide: The Perfect Lip


Every girl I know loves to have an extensive lip colour selection but struggle to achieve lasting colour on the lips all day. Follow my easy pointers below in order to improve the lasting finish and obtain smoother and more luxurious lips. 

1. PREP
Exfoliate with a lip scrub such as the one above (Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub). If you don't own a lip scrub then you can use a soft tooth brush to remove dry skin before moisturising. Then moisturise with a balm and leave it to soak in whilst you focus on the rest of your face.

2. APPLY
Look in the mirror and smile to see exactly where you need to apply the product. Start on the outer corners and trace the colour just outside of the natural lip line. This will help to achieve a fuller pout.

3. MAKE IT LAST
Line your colour with a lip pencil then layer. Blot with paper/tissue to set each layer. Matte textures will always last much longer and remember to drink with a straw!

4. REFINE THE LINE
To fix mistakes you can used moistened cotton buds around the lip and then carefully apply concealear/foundation with a fine brush.

5. MOISTURISE
as the day goes on your lips will tend to become dryer so pop on a little balm in the center of your lips and re-apply the lipstick to the same area. This will help your lips to feel and look refreshed as the day goes on.

Do you have any pointers for the perfect lip? I'd love to know in the comments below. 

Love Amber x

8 comments

  1. That lip colour is gorgeous! I love this post, I always forget to exfoliate, so definitely need to remember to do this more often! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Thank you Sarah, it's Mac - Viva Glam III. Yes exfoliating is key to soft lips! :)

      Amber xx

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  2. I think people underestimate the power of lip liner - sometimes I don't even apply lipstick over the top, as there are so many beautiful lip liner colours out there and if you're going for a matte look they last really well!

    Georgie xo
    www.georgienicks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I actually do the same Georgie! I tend to mix them up mostly but occasionally I'll just apply liner and maybe a gloss over the top.

      Amber xx

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  3. I love Lush lip scrubs! I hope they bring out Santa's lip scrub again this Christmas, it's my favourite! I'm definitely obsessed with looking after my lips too, I really want lip fillers too bahaha. Thanks for sharing your tips, definitely gonna try the cotton bud technique! xxx

    Y x | www.thesweetsevenfive.com

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    1. Thanks for reading Yasmin. I've not tried that one so I hope they bring that back so I can try it! I couldn't ever imagine getting lip fillers - i'm petrified of needles!

      Amber xx

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  4. I am loving that lip colour! I'm so lazy when it comes to prepping/exfoliating before lipstick so I need to up my game! x

    Emma | earthtoemma.com

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    1. Thank you Emma, it's Viva Glam III - MAC. I can be lazy sometimes too - we all have our off days :P

      Amber xx

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