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Everything you need to know on how to perfect a bold lip this season!

Even though we’re at the end of Winter and approaching Spring, here at Glamour we’re still playing around with Winter’s bold colours. There’s no reason to shy away from colour during winter. If I’m being honest, I’ve been rocking a bold lip every morning (shhh don’t judge). There’s just something about a dark lip that effortlessly elevates and transforms a simple look; taking you from morning slum to full glam-boss mode. While this sounds great, rocking a bold lip can be daunting for most. Whether you’re just a beginner dabbling into makeup or feel intimidated by the idea of achieving a bold lip; do not stress here are three easy steps that you can do to help you achieve that perfect bold lip!

Pre-Application is all about

Pre-application is all about using products that’ll provide moisture and leave a smooth luscious base for a flawless application.

Lip Scrub

There is nothing worse than wearing a bold lip and having to hide cracked lips. Lip Scrubs are great at exfoliating the lips, they combat dry and flakiness for a much smoother base. Go for sugar scrubs as they usually work best.

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Lip Primer

Following a good scrub, apply a nourishing lip balm or lip oil to ensure that your lips are well moisturised for the steps to follow. Lip Balms leave a smooth and hydrating layer that is great for priming and extending the life of your lippie throughout the day. Vaseline is an all-time favourite. A Glamour favourite is the Eucerin Lip Balm Anti-Inflammatory Soothing Care - but any lip balm of your choice will do.

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Application Time

A non-negotiable when wearing a bold lip is using a lip liner to prevent the colour from bleeding. They're great for when you want to achieve the illusion of fuller lips and create that perfect pout! PS: A good liner will ensure that your lip colour lasts throughout the day - even through dinner. This season's favourite shades include vampy shades of plum, darker reds, and brighter blues. Next, you can either opt for a bullet or liquid lipstick - both have amazing staying power! Optional -lock it in with a clear gloss for a sheen finish, if that’s your vibe.

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