How To Master A Bold Lip In 5 Easy Steps
There’s a time and place for model-off-duty waves and “I woke up like this” makeup (read: most days). But a little change never hurt no one—and what better way to add some edge to your tried-and-true look than with a bright pop of color? We enlisted the help of our resident makeup guru and celeb makeup artist, Lauren Andersen, to show us exactly how to get a perfect bold lip with staying power.
Check out the slideshow to find out how to create a bold lip in just five steps!
Andersen says she does her clients’ lip color last in the makeup process, but always conditions them before she does anything else. “I condition their lips, then I prep their skin,” she says. “This allows the conditioner to absorb into their lips.” After finishing the rest of their makeup, she wipes off any excess lip moisturizer and starts filling them in.
Next, you can either take your lip liner, fill in the rest of your lips, and then apply a layer of lipstick on top, or skip straight to lipstick. “The more matte the texture, the longer it’s going to last,” Andersen says. “All my lipsticks are chopped down and organized into palettes, so I have to use a brush, but I think applying directly from the tube is easy. Because of the way most lipsticks are shaped, you actually get a nice, crisp shape.”