Lip A Little

A stained lip is pretty much the easiest make up trick in the beauty book. So easy even I can do it. But just to nail the look even more, Poppet resident master of maquillage, Jasmin Lo, gives us a few tips, tricks and recommendations.

The first thing you need to do is make sure your lips are baby smooth & soft, so exfoliate gently & then massage in a rich balm & let it sink in for 10mins. (I recommend Lanolips 101 Ointment). Blot off any excess balm so you lips are nourished but not oily- you want the lip colour to stain your lip, not slide off!

Berry stained lips (above), like you’ve been sucking raspberry popsicles all afternoon. Use your ring finger and tap the gel onto your lips, focusing on the centre first. Don’t squeeze out any more gel, just use what’s left on your finger and lightly pat further out towards the edge of your lip. Keep it neat but there’s no need to create a super straight lip line- its better when the stain just dissipates seamlessly. 

(recommend: KIT Cheek & Lip Tint in Rosy Blush)

Creamy pink & matte (above & below), how to wear lipstick today. Apply the lipstick with a nice flat, tapered lip brush. Smile when you do this so you get the colour into every crevice & distribute it evenly all over.

Blot with a single ply tissue and repeat application, then blot again. Now put a lil lipstick on your finger & dab over the top, starting at the centre, & allowing the edges to smudge slightly. 

(recommend: Illamasqua Lipstick in Scandal)

The easiest, quickest foolproof method (above & below). Typically stained lips are best matte, but if you have ultra dry lips its best to go with something more hydrating. A chubby pencil with a subtle tint & tiny bit of sheen is perfect. Just apply like a crayon to your lips and your done! Since the colour is sheer, it doesn’t require blending out edges or any fussy finger work!

(recommend: Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry)

One Teaspoon tshirt & singlet

Photographer: Daniel O’Connell, Hair, Make Up & Words: Jasmin Lo, Creative Direction: Pip Vassett, Model: Luana @ Chic


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