Do you covet that plump, pouty, nude lip, as seen....well, everywhere? If so, read on for some great tips on achieving the look. I promise, no ghost-mouth, concealer lips here! A simply stunning pout is just steps away...
I've been doing the nude lip on myself well before the nude lip was "in". I used to gaze at myself in the mirror while applying my favorite lippie and follow it up by blotting it off with a tissue. The result: a muted, toned down lip that I loved. I've refined the technique over the years and added a lip-plumping step or two, and voila- the luscious, understated, sultry lips I crave!
How to achieve my favorite: Exquisite, Voluptuous, Goddess-like Nude Lips!
Use a lip plumper nightly.
I am not referring to a cosmetic, temporary lip plumper here (although that will come later in step 7). What you need to use is a lip plumper that will enhance your natural collagen production overtime. Therefore, your results will be both cosmetic and cumulative.
Dior Lip Maximizer
Bliss Spiff Upper Lip
Conceal your lips with your favorite concealer.
Yes, I know...I promised- no concealer lips, but this step is crucial. The important part about this step is that the concealer will act to tone down the natural pigmentation in your lips and help to keep your lip color last and last.
Powder your lips with your favorite pressed or loose powder.
Simply apply your favorite powder with a sponge or kabuki brush right on top of the concealer you just applied. Again, this step really aids to lock in that color you are aiming to achieve. Results at this point...a bit scary. No worries, we are getting to the fun part soon.
Line your lips with a gorgeous nude lip-liner.
The key to this part is to line your lips just slightly outside your natural lip-line (your result should be a very natural enhanced lip- smudge lightly with your ring finger to blend if you worried it is a bit much). The result from this little trick- Angelina-like cloud lips.
Make Up For Ever- Nude Beige
Lancome- Natural Mauve
NYX- Natural 810
Dab a luminous highlighter in your cupid's bow.
Add your favorite nude lipstick.
MAC- Peachstock, Myth, Freckletone, Blankety, Cherish
NYX- Pumpkin Pie or Circe
YSL- Rouse Volupte #2
Revlon- Nude Attitude
Plump those babies up with a lip plumper!
after my lipstick- plumpers can generally leave a red ring around your mouth- not an attractive look if you ask me. The lipstick first aids as a sort of shield to prevent this from happening.
Of course, if you were born with fabulous, plump lips- skip this step- lucky you! I, however, was not.
Soap and Glory- Sexy Motherpucker
Too Faced- Lip Injection Extreme
Dab a great lip gloss on top of the plumper for an all out sexy pout!
Scott Barnes- Lip Slick Provocative
MAC- Boy Bait
I know this seems like a lot of steps. However, I assure you, do this a few times and you can create that sexy, plumped up nude mouth in your sleep.
What are your favorite nude lip tips??
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Disclaimer: This post is merely my opinions and views. I was not paid to write this post, nor am I affiliated with any company. I purchased the products listed above with my own money.