We all love a good lipstick. whether you want to wear a full face of make-up or just keep it simple, the colour of your lips, whether subtle or strong, can brighten up your face, your smile and make your eyes pop. Lipstick is an easy and effortless way to elevate your look, but they aren’t just for your lips. Yes, we know, amazing right? If anything, most make-up artists use lipsticks as a multi-use product to cover most bases of the face or body when other products aren’t available or don’t match.
Featured in this month’s bellabox, the KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is the answer to making a statement wherever you go and it gets our seal of approval. With a spectrum of richly pigmented shades designed for each skin tone, these long-lasting liquid formulas make it easy for versatile and multi faceted looks that will make you look crisp and fierce. With four shades available between Plath, Bow N Arrow, Sanctuary or Melancholia, here are some ways to use the KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks:
On your lips
The most obvious use of this liquid lipstick is to yes, you guessed it, apply it on your lips. As common as it is, not every person has mastered the art of wearing lipstick as applying it can be victory or an absolute disaster. Luckily, the beauty team here at Bellabox are here to give you some tips on how to apply your lipstick.
1. Prep your lips: One of the most important steps before you apply your lipstick, especially if you want its colour to last, is to prep your lips properly. Gently exfoliate your lips to get rid of loose skin cells and then pick up your favourite lip balm to keep them hydrated.
2. Use Lip Primer: Just like using a face primer before you put on your makeup, it is essential to prime your lips too. It helps the lipstick to last and maintain its colour. A (controversial) hack for getting a lipstick’s true colour is to use a bit of concealer on your lips to ‘reset’ the colour of your natural lips. This trick ensures that the lipstick’s true shade applies perfectly.
3. Lip Pencil: Lining your lips with a trusty pencil helps to emphasise your lip shape and curve while also offering a contour. It also helps prevent the bleeding of your lipstick. Shade your lips with a darker lip liner to create the trendy ombre look, or simply find a pencil that will match your KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.
4. Apply Lipstick: Evenly apply your favourite shade of the KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. Our recommendation of which shade to use for the type of look you’re going for, you ask?
Use Melancholia for a wearable look that certainly makes a statement. Its pink tone can be worn naturally - lightly dab on the lips. For a full blown Barbie pout, swipe the colour across your lips and attend your next party with high impact.
If you’re looking for a more formal lipstick that makes a bold statement, we recommend using the shades Sanctuary or Plath. Pair these two with bold brows and/or a smokey-eye or graphic eyeliner to give the wow-factor for a statement lip.
If you’re looking for a more neutral, but still making a subtle statement lip, opt for the Bow N Arrow. Its nude undertone makes it easy to dress up or dress down your look. Plus, its long lasting formula ensures little to no top up throughout the day!
As a blush or contour
With the natural palette of shades that are included in this month’s bellabox, it’s easy to use the lip colours as a tool for contouring or as a blush. For contouring, we would recommend the shades Bow n Arrow or Sanctuary to contour the sides of your nose, forehead, jawline or cheekbones. Apply a small amount on your finger or outline the place of contour and blend out the lipstick with a beauty blender. For blush, apply the shade Melancholia onto the cheeks with small dots of where you want your blush and then slowly dab and blend it out with your fingers. Make sure, just like your lips, you cleanse, moisturise and prime your face as well as put on any foundation or BB cream before you put on the blush or contour.
This month, all bellas will receive one colour of their choice out of the four following shades: Plath, Bow N Arrow, Sanctuary or Melancholia. Not yet a member? No problem. Simply head over to bellabox.com.au for more information, to become a part of the bb community, or to gift to a friend.
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