Who doesn’t love perfect bold lips? But they can be an enigma – it looks so simple but, can be difficult to achieve! To help you master this classic, glamorous look, Be Fabulous has put together these simple steps that will teach you how to apply bold lipstick like a pro in no time!

Time to Prime
It’s easy to get excited and immediately reach for your lipstick, but priming your lips is crucial. To do this just ensure when you exfoliate your face gently buff your lips and remove dry, dead skin as well. Apply a layer of lip balm to keep skin hydrated and then blot to remove any excess balm.

Brush Up
Use a lipstick brush to carefully fill in your lips starting on the bottom lip and applying the colour from the middle out. Then, do the same on your top lip. This part doesn’t have to be perfect, as we willfill in the line after. Take your time and use short brush strokes. An angled brush is best for getting into every nook and cranny and is ideal for precise application.

Draw the Line
I personally think the trick to a perfectly defined and plump lips is applying the liner after the lipstick. This will give the liner some glide and make it easier to accurately line your lips. Take a matching liner and make sure it’s completely sharpened. Apply it around the edges of your lips and be sure to emphasise your cupid’s bow. If you have thinner lips, you can cheat fullness by applying the liner just out side your lip line.

Set Your Shade Holding a piece of tissue over your lips gently dust loose or pressed translucent powder with a small powder brush over the top to set your colour.

Clean up any mess
Lastly, dab just a bit of concealer around your lips. This will not only keep the colour from smearing but will also make the colour pop!

Optional: Gloss
If you finish off your dramatic lip with a clear gloss it’ll really give you a shiny, dramatic flair.