3 models, 3 looks and 100’s of super sparkling statement necklaces, I was in heaven… Newly founded Jewels brand #STANDOUT asked me to work behind the scenes as Hair & Makeup Artist on their Jewel photoshoot for 2014.  Close cropping on the lips and neck meant a precise pout and flawless skin was essential. I thought it was a great chance to try out the new Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 03 Hot Pepper and 05 Ole Flamingo RRP £8.00.

Bourjois YSL Touche Eclat

Here’s my tips for achieving the PERFECT POUT!

After perfecting a flawless base, outline the lips with a concealer pen like the YSL Touche Eclat then blend by patting over with fingertips. This will create a crisp outline like a liner to prevent the colour bleeding onto the skin.

For a soft matt finish, more like a colour wash effect, apply one coat of Rouge Edition, brushing from the outer corners of the lips inwards. For a more dramatic effect that will last pretty much all day, apply a second, heavier coat. It will dry MATT.

Add a final dab of Touche Eclat to your cupids bow and blend to maximise the PERFECT POUT.

Karen x