4 Lip Tip Secrets

Here are a few secrets, from the best way to prep your lips for colour to a genius hack for swatching shades in a store.

1) Treat your lips like you would the rest of your skin. If you want the maximum amount of your lipstick, you need to have good preparation. Whatever you do for your skin, the same applies for your lips, especially when the seasons change. Soak them first with a warm towel before exfoliating — We use brown sugar, honey, and lemon lip scrub, which you can make in your own home and do once a week.

2) To help your lip colour last longer, prep them with a base. We recommend using a bit of foundation to even out the natural colour of your lips, then using a lip pencil to correct, shape, and make the lips symmetrical. Once you’re happy with the shape and symmetry, fill in the entire lip with a pencil, then start applying your lipstick. While you don’t have to wear lip liner, it can give you more colour payoff. You want your lipstick to last and be flawless!

3) When faking fuller lips, focus on formula instead of following colour rules. If you have small lips, the general rule is to stay away from dark shades because they’ll make lips appear smaller, but the finish has a lot to do with it as well. There are no real rules, so instead, focus on lipsticks made with a satin, gloss, or cream finish that will reflect light and create the illusion of fuller lips.

4) Use your finger to find your ideal lipstick shade. We’ve all found ourselves completely overwhelmed in makeup shops, but our fool-proof hack for finding your best shade: apply a swatch to your fingertip and hold it up to your lips. The skin on your fingertip is much closer to your lips than the back of your hand.

HD Brows Lip Palettes (Bombshell, Foxy, Vamp).

From subtle nudes to bold reds, HD Brows Lip Palettes contain colours to suit your client’s every mood and every look. The pigmented, long-wear formulas have a semi-matte finish that glide effortlessly onto the lips and are incredibly comfortable to wear. Sleek and portable, each palette contains five shades so your clients can switch up their look no matter where they are. With five shades in one, they are the perfect space saving addition to your professional make up kit.

HD Brows Lip Glosses (in 6 different shades).

HD Lip Glosses, available in 6 lightly pigmented shades, deliver a beautifully natural wet shine finish. Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E to keep lips moisturised and looking visibly plumped, the texture is creamy with adjustable coverage which is easy to apply and comfortable to wear.