MAKE UP LESSON #2 – OVER-LINING THE LIPS
You might remember quite a while ago I vouched to spend more time improving my make-up skills. Shame on me – it’s been March since my last make-up lesson, you can see my last one where I learned how to contour here. Last week I spent some more time with Emma in EF Creative Studios, with big lips definitely being one of the big make-up trends for this year I said I would learn how to over-line my lips.
The process of doing over-lining is not pretty – I definitely felt a big drag-queenish at times. This is a big reason I never take risks with my make-up, because of the awkward in between phase, but when it’s finished it looks completely different. Below is a 7 step tutorial showing how Emma, one of Ireland’s top make-up artists over-lined my lips.
Step 1: Apply the Base
We applied Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base to smooth out the lips and adhere the lipstick.
Step 2: Line the Lips
We used a Catrice Long Lasting Lip Pencil in ‘Hey Macadamia a Hey!’. Begin at the Cupid’s bow by drawing just outside the line of the lip on the top and bottom. Don’t worry if you make a mistake you can clean it up afterwards.
Step 3: Apply Lipstick
We then applied MAC Lustre lipstick ‘PATISSERIE’ lipstick all over the lip to meet the liner outside the line of the lip.
Step 4: Use another Lipliner shade to blend
We used MAC ‘Subculture’ Lipliner to blend between the outer line and the lipstick . Using a different shade makes the look less extreme.
Step 5: Clean up the lines
Use your concealer/ foundation to clean up any uneven lines or mess you may have made in the process.
Step 6: Highlight And Contour
Use a much lighter concelear to highlight the cupids bow and a darker foundation under the lip to contour.
Step 7: Illuminate (optional)
We used the highlighter from the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate palet on the Cupid’s Bow to illuminate the lips. This looks great in photographs.
I shot some looks for the blog later this day and look how good the over-lined lips looked in these snaps.
I hope this tutorial comes in useful for some of you. I’m by no means a make-up expert but I do enjoy picking up some tips and tricks and hope I am passing some on 😊
Emma has a great team in EF Creative Studios, if you need your make-up done for anything I would definitely get in touch!
Hopefully I’ll be back with another make-up lesson sooner next time,
Chat later in the week,
Photos by Suzi O’ Connor