Cosmopolitan August 2018 - Page 157

RISE OF THE SPLIT LIPS 10. Here’s how you can nail the this-season pout. 1 1 BOLD MOVE DIFFICULTY 3/3 Not only do negative space lips resemble sideways hearts (cute!), but Emma says this’ll also help fake a fuller pout. “A good-quality, sharp lip brush is key,” she says. Pick a hot-pink, matte lipstick and, using said brush, trace a line from the outer edge of the top lip to the top of your Cupid’s bow. Continue the line down, leaving a small gap at the centre of your lips, ending up where you started. 3 OMBRÉ LOVE DIFFICULTY 1/3 This dual-toned lip isn’t quite as difficult to do as it looks, we promise. First, choose yourself two contrasting L'Oréal Paris' brand ambassador Cheryl at the brand's first-ever catwalk show in Paris Nykaa Matte To Last Lipstick in Kudi, nykaa.com, `550 M·A·C x Padma Dual- Ended Brush, `3,200 2 shades—one bright and one dark. “Start with the darker colour, and apply from the outside corners of the lips to around a quarter of the way across,” says Emma. “Then, apply the brighter shade in the centre of your lips, making sure you define the Cupid’s bow.” Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to carefully brush to carefully blend the two shades together, et voilà! If you want to switch things even more, try playing with textures: Emma suggests a dark matte with a bright glossy or a metallic shade. Talk about endless options. FOR MORE GREAT STORIES, VISIT COSMO.IN Colorbar Fabulips Lip Brush, `250 250 Forest Essentials Luscious Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm, `650 650 2 BLANK SPACE DIFFICULTY 1/3 At L’Oréal Paris’ first catwalk show, models wore dramatic contrasting lip shades. Estée Lauder’s UK Pro Make-Up Artist, Emma Tillman, says prep lips first to soften dry skin—use balm, then blot. Next, apply colour—matte liquid lipsticks are best as they bleed less—to the top lip. “Let that set before you move on to the bottom lip, so the two shades don’t transfer,” she says. Purple and blue not quite your bag? Try pink or red against orange. And if one of your lips is thinner than the other, just use the lighter shade on it to make them look more even. Who needs filters? L'Oréal Paris x Balmain Color Riche Matte Lipstick in Rebellion, `1,050 3