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How to create the perfect winter lip

Forget smouldering, smoky eyes. This winter, it’s all about the statement lip. From dusky pinks to red berry hues, there’s an electric array of shades to choose from. But how does one go about creating the perfect winter lip? Let us fill you in…

Step 1: Scrub

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The trick to pulling off this trend is to ensure your lips are perfectly primed. Exfoliating with Bliss Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub removes dead, chapped skin for a beautifully smooth finish that enables your lipstick to last longer. Finely granulated sugar and almond and walnut shell gently smooths lips whilst cocoa butter and vitamins A, C and E nourish and condition skin.

Step 2: Prime

Offering a neutral pigment and ultra-creamy texture, NYX Professional Makeup Lip Primer effortlessly sweeps onto skin to create an even base that ensures your lipstick stays put without bleeding, smudging or transferring. A whole host of neutral emollients and waxes help to combat dryness whilst smoothing the look of fine lines. Expect maximum colour pay off and a truly flawless finish.

Step 3: Line

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Whilst a lip liner is not always necessary when sporting a nude lip, if a dark lipstick bleeds, it will be noticeable. Use a long-lasting lip liner such as Diego Dalla Palma Lip Pencil in shade ‘Dark Mauve’ for an effortlessly on-trend pout. Formulated with natural waxes to leave lips feeling soft and protected, the easy to blend pencil glides effortlessly over with high precision.

Step 4: Choose Your Shade

Looking for the perfect AW17 shade? If so, then look no further than Pixi Mattelast Liquid Lipstick in shade ‘Evening Rose’. Arriving with a unique ‘Pixi Petal’ applicator, the lipstick absorbs quickly, without stripping the skin of essential moisture. In one simple sweep, lips are drenched in long-wearing, luscious colour.

Step 5: Gloss

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Finish the look with a sheer lipgloss to add a touch of subtle sheen to lips. Our favourite is RMK Color Lip Gloss in shade Shimmer Beige’. Its host of moisturising ingredients, including Shea Butter and Rosehip Oil help to keep lips feeling hydrated and comfortable.