WATCH: Celebrity make-up artist Athena Skouvakis shows YOU how to master an 'easy red lip' in 60 seconds
Do YOU reckon that Blake Lively is beautiful? Course you do! Don’t think that you can master a classic red lip as perfectly as she does?
YEAH YOU CAN!
has teamed up with celebrity make-up artist Athena Skouvakis to bring
YOU the ultimate #MakeUpMasterclass – filming three failsafe and
FOOLPROOF video how-tos that’ll get you party-ready in 60 seconds.
Whether you’re time-poor or just lazy, and whether you’re doing your make-up on the bus, at home
or in the work loos – there’s a look for you.
From Alexa Chung‘s Easy Eyeliner to Cara Delevingne‘s POW Brows – and this – the Easy Red Lip, just think of it as beauty for beginners.
Consider yourself a classicist? Go red! This season’s all about the
matte lip – it’ll last longer than a gloss, and is easier to master
when you’re getting ready in a Topshop fitting room. Plenty of pigment +
a powdery finish helps to fake fuller lips. Huzzah! Why not have a go at The Sexy Woman’s make-up look of choice – Red Lips – below:
HOW-TO Get #PartyReady in 3 easy steps
1] Flaky lips are a red lip’s worst enemy! Prep lips with Dr PawPaw Balm £6.95 mixed with brown sugar and let it sink in.
2] Apply £6.99 L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick in Blake, using a brush for precision – it’s great for filling in the inner corners of your mouth. Time poor? Lippie alone is fine – but if you do make a mistake try £3.99 L’Oreal Le Lip Magique which stops colour bleeding.
3] Make-up artist Athena recommends building up colour for a more dramatic finish: ‘And line the lips after you’ve applied lipstick to really make the pigment pop, I love £6.95 Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil in Red Essential. Finally seal colour in with £3.69 Lipcote – it’s an oldie but a goodie.
TOP TIP: Find YOUR Red
Check the veins on your inner wrist: Are they greenish? You’ve got a warm skin tone and best suit pink and orangey reds like £6.99 L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick in Liya. If they’re blue? Congrats, you’re cool – opt for blue bases like £6.99 L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick in Blake.