Your Perfect Pout – Go Bold or Soft Diffused

Words and Art by Anechka Spaddy – Makeup Artist

I must admit, I have a small obsession with lip products and it’s not just because I am a makeup artist. I think I own more lipsticks, glosses, balms, and liners than any other beauty product. The great thing about makeup in general is that there is no one look that is the right look. You can try so many different looks, and discover for yourself what you feel best in.

Two of my favorite lip looks are full matte lips and diffused gradient lips. Both are so different-one bold, the other soft-but are equally stunning. You’ve probably seen these a lot in the past few months on your favorite TV star, or while scrolling through your Instagram feed, or even on a magazine cover at [salon]718.

Own the chick look by following the below guide step-by-step.

BOLD MATTE

  1. Prep your lips by moisturizing with a nourishing lip balm.
  2. Line on the outermost edge of your lip with your favorite lip linerLip looks - Image 1
  3. Fill in the corners of your lips with the lip liner and blend the product toward the center of your lips.Lip looks - Image 2
  4. Apply a bold lipstick color of your choice to your entire top and bottom lip. Remember to try to stay within the outline of the lip liner!Lip looks - Image 3
  5. Re-trace the outline of your lips with the liner to add extra definition
    BONUS STEP: Apply a clear lip gloss on the center of your lips for a nice glowing sheen!Lip looks - Image 4

SOFT DIFFUSED

  1. Prep your lips by moisturizing with a nourishing lip balm
  2. Apply your favorite berry or pink lipstick to the center of your mouth, avoiding the corners of your lips.Lip looks - Image 5
  3. With a clean fluffy brush, blend the color from the center of your mouth to the outer edges of your lips.Lip looks - Image 6

BONUS STEP: Apply a clear lip gloss on the center of your lips for a nice glowing sheen!

Whenever you try one of these lip looks, be sure to take a selfie and post your look on social media with the tag #Salon718.

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