How to Master a Bold Lip
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How to master ‘The Lipstick Effect’
A bright coloured lipstick is the LBD (little black dress) of makeup, according to Napoleon Perdis, aka the experts in colour. Empowering, classic and always in style, read on to discover why a bold lipstick should be a star player in your makeup bag, as well as how to master your application and the empowering colour confidence it delivers, all in a single swipe.
Whether paired with a party dress or T-shirt and jeans, the elegance and chic statement of a bold lip is both timeless and seasonless. A single swipe of rich, head-turning colour can instantly pull any look together and, ultimately, transform your mood for unshakable confidence. Cue, The Lipstick Effect.
Whether you’re feeling playful and flirty, powerful, or sexy, the Napoleon Perdis Colour Cult Crème Lipstick collection has a shade for every occasion. Featuring a line-up of 18 mood-augmenting shades, from power reds to pretty pinks and sultry nudes, the tastemakers in colour share their top tips for pure pout empowerment. All inclusive. Entirely empowering.
Don’t Skip Lip Prep
Prepping your skin for any makeup look is an important step which shouldn’t be skipped, and the same goes for your lips before applying a bold lipstick. For can’t-go-wrong colour that applies seamlessly, but also lasts from am to pm and doesn’t rub off on your champagne glass, the key is to go heavy on hydration. A nourishing lip primer / lip balm such as the Napoleon Perdis Pout Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Lip Balm conditions and protects your pout making application foolproof, no matter how chapped or dry your lips feel. Apply and allow your lips to absorb for 2-3 minutes before applying your lipstick. Applying your lipstick straight away can create a slippery slope of colour that’s tricky to control.
Perfect Lipstick Pairs
Whether you want to shape your natural lips or slightly overline and define, applying a complementing lip liner that’s one shade darker than your lipstick beforehand always works wonders. The range of Napoleon Perdis Taking Shape Lip Liners define, shape, and enhance your natural lip shape and are the perfect pairing to any signature lip look. Not only will applying a lip liner before lipstick deliver longer lasting colour, but lip liner has the ability to create a shape that lipstick alone cannot. Once you’ve applied your lipstick, re-apply your lip liner along the outer edges of your natural lip contour for a sharp, voluptuous finish.
Perfect Your Application
There’s no wrong or right way to apply lipstick, it essentially comes down to whatever works best for you. However, a foolproof hack for evenly distributed colour is to begin applying at your Cupid’s bow, working from the inner, to the outer corners of the mouth. The Napoleon Perdis Colour Cult Crème Lipstick features a slimline bullet, allowing extra precision and little to no room for error. For greater control over your lipstick application, softly smile whilst applying to pull lips taut for a crisp, even finish.
Lipstick Bullet or Lip Brush?
Applying lipstick straight from the bullet works just fine, but applying lipstick with a lip brush makes all the difference and delivers an expert result each time. Look for a dense textured lip brush such as The Napoleon Perdis Lip Brush L1 which is designed with a rounded, tapered tip that fits perfectly along the Cupid's bow for easy application and symmetry. The density means you can quickly load lips with colour for a saturated, opaque application of product.
Mistakes Happen – Don’t panic
We’ve all coloured outside our natural lip line at one time or another when applying a bold lip, and although it can feel completely discouraging and tempting to want to wipe it all off, take a deep breath and reach for a makeup primer. A primer is one of the fastest ways to rectify any makeup mishap as the creamy consistency allows you to clean up and re-apply without any smudging or patches. The Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer is formulated with Vitamin E and Chamomile Extract so will soothe the skin, rather than creating any harsh marks from rubbing or wiping. Simply pop a little primer on a cotton tip and carefully wipe away any unwanted colour.
Ready for your next empowering transformation? Ditch the bangs and envelope lips in a signature shade of red, pink or nude for instant and undeniable colour confidence.