THE TIP-OFF: INTENSE MAGENTA LIPS BY BITE BEAUTY
Sephora PRO Artist Ilde Goncalves shows us how to get a vibrant look with Bite Beauty.
You can have dirty, disheveled hair and mascara everywhere except for your eyelashes. But if you have a gorgeous lip, you will look impossibly chic and put together. In this how-to, expert beautifier Ilde gives us pointers on achieving the perfect lip. BECKY PEDERSON
Exfoliate with Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub. This will help prevent feathering, plus your lips will look plumped and hydrated.
Ilde suggests letting the scrub sit on your lips for at least two minutes to reap the full benefits.
Apply BB For Lips in Natural directly from the bullet—no lip brush necessary. This acts as a treatment to further hydrate lips.
“If I’m doing full-face makeup on someone,” notes Ilde, “I always prep by moisturizing the lips. I work on the face for about 30 minutes and leave the treatment on the whole time. But before you put on your lipstick, you definitely need to remove the excess product with a tissue or blotting paper—otherwise, the lipstick won’t stick.”
Apply the Luminous Crème Lipstick in Violet. Because this magenta color is intensely vibrant, Ilde applied the first coat with the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Lip Brush #81 to see how it looked as a wash. We decided we wanted a brighter lip, so we applied the second coat directly from the bullet.
Ilde says, “You should always harmonize” and match the rest of your makeup to your lips. For this color, use a pinky blush instead of a peach.
Apply a layer of Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Mangosteen. Ilde swipes a spot of gloss on the back of his hand and then carefully dips the applicator in, like you would when applying concealer. This method allows for more control over the distribution of the product.
Ilde shares a tip he got from Dany Sanz of Make Up For Ever: “Don’t forget to do the corner of your lips. Women will often forget about the corners, and then your lips look smaller than they actually are.”
Dab concealer around your lips. Ilde likes to apply Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage with the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Precision Concealer Brush #45. Evening out your skintone with concealer will make your lips pop.
“I also like to use shimmering highlighter on the Cupid’s bow. It really enhances the lips, especially for pictures.”
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