If you follow make-up trends you’ll realise how fast new looks come in and current looks become dated. With this comes a lot of make-up buying. Some of us are lucky and our businesses require us to be constantly buying make-up (I know, it’s amazing isn’t it!?), but for most people, keeping on the pulse of make-up trends can get pricey, really fast, as brands constantly bring out new products and product lines.
But it doesn’t have to be such a big expense – many trends can be achieved by applying a little ingenuity with your current collection of make-up products. With that in mind, here is how to achieve 4 lip looks, using just one lipstick, and a bunch of products you probably already have!
If you make sure to always buy regular satin finish lipsticks, this classic look is always achieveable. Prep your lips with concealer and a lip liner (optional) and slap on your favourite satin sheen liptick for a timeless, lustrous look. Alternatively, if you have only matte lipsticks, apply a little lipbalm/Vaseline over the top to achieve this classic look.
Look 2 – The Matte Finish Lip
Matte lips have become hugely popular in 2016 with every make-up brand and celebrity under the sun releasing matte liquid lipsticks. However, if you don’t want to have to keep buying the new lines of matte lipsticks, just apply your regular lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips, and apply a liberal amount of colourless/translucent powder over your lips. If you want an even more matte finish, ditch the tissue, and apply the powder directly to your lipstick. It will totally matte it out and give it superior lasting power to the lipstick alone.
Look 3 – The High Gloss Lip
Another timeless lip that keeps coming in and out of fashion. Super glossy, glassy lips! Just use any old clear lipgloss over any of your lipsticks to achieve this always popular look.
Look 4 – The Metallic Lip
This trend is more recent, but the metallic look has been on trend throughout the genres. We all remember wearing a heather or coffee shimmer Rimmel look in our teens right?! Instead of reviving an ancient lipstick from your collection (remember good hygiene and throw lipsticks after 12 months!) just use your current colour, and dab some iridescent eyeshadow/highlighter/blusher on your lips with your finger. For a super cool chromed-out look, use a lighter metallic colour in the middle of your pout, and add that trusty clear gloss on top for the ultimate in trendy lips!
Toodles for now!