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Take four looks, mix up a couple or do each one alone – make-up has never been this effortless. Right now, there’s a return to brows, lips, liner and all things sculptural: make-up that naturally defines you. Think of these key make-up looks as essentials – experiment and wear them with ease. So here you are… step-by-step, we’ve made it easy, so you can have fun with a modern take on the new you.

THE TRICK It’s bold, it’s deep, but it’s so wearable… like you’ve bitten a plum. And that’s the trick – it needs to be blended into your lips so it’s more like a stain and less “done”. We’re picked our fave shades to save you the effort.

PRO TIP “I always start with the lips before applying foundation when I’m doing a bold mouth,” says Dick Page, artistic director at Shiseido. “It helps determine just how much you need and when, and if it suits you.”

NEED TO KNOW A thin layer of foundation over the lips will help to fill in fine lines around the mouth.

w&h says Make skin flawlessly fresh but not heavily made up. Just two coats of mascara will make sure that the roots of your lashes are dense and dark so that your lash line is defined but without the need for liner.

1.    SHAPE

Shape

With a matching pencil liner, add staying power to your lipstick by lining your lips and then “feather fill” them in with the pencil to avoid a “dark ring” left later in the day. Using Lancôme Le Contour Pro in Rouge Ebene, $27, the colour is so perfect, you could wear this alone for a long-lasting matte lip.

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Lancôme Le Contour Pro in Rouge Ebene

 

2.    FILL

Fill

Apply a plum red with a brush, such as Dolce & Gabbana Retractable Lip Brush, $33.9, to blend the pencil and lipstick so that both wear well together for longer. Take the colour to the edge of your lipline, but not over, otherwise the colour will bleed into any fine lines. The pencil liner will help avoid this.

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Dolce & Gabbana Retractable Lip Brush

3.    TIDY

Tidy

Finish by pressing your lips on a tissue to seal the colour. Use a cotton bud to soften the lip line so it doesn’t look too obvious. If it’s too matte, pop on a bit of gloss, such as Clinique Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet, $24, or Estée Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss in Chaotic Currant, $25.5.

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Clinique Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet

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