How to - Bright Lipstick

I've bought a new necklace! I've never had a piece of jewellery dictate what makeup I wear before now. This necklace by Delfina Delettrez is HOT pink - fluro pink. And it makes wearing any other lip colour with it impossible.  Thankfully I have a Tom Ford lipstick in Pure Pink* which is as close a match as I will ever be able to pull off. Here is how to apply bold colours with ease.

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Lips must be hydrated and exfoliated, so I recommend using the Sara Happ Lip Scrub (more details here) first then popping on some Lucas Pawpaw ointment while you do the rest of your makeup.

Blot off the remaining Pawpaw ointment off with a tissue, then apply a lip primer such as the Kiko Lip Base (Β£5.90 here). The primer neutralises the colour of your lips so you can draw your lip line in where ever you want it to be. The neutral base also helps to make your lipstick colour pop.

I have fairly full lips so I draw my natural lip line in using the Kiko Invisible Lip Liner (also Β£5.90 here). This is a waterproof clear pencil that provides a barrier so that the lipstick doesn't bleed. 

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Finally I apply the lipstick using a lip brush until I have a clean line, then I fill the lips in using the lipstick straight from the tube to make the colour intense. If you plan to go out all night, or you want the colour to last through your first coffee of the day, I would blot with a tissue and apply a second coat. 

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*My tube of Pure Pink was a gift and sadly does not look available anymore, but there is this colour here, Flamingo, which looks pretty close!