Get the look: muted lips

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Get the look: muted lips

2009 London Fashion Week shocked me with make-up looks that were, well, a little different from the usual made-up faces we’re used to seeing strutting their stuff and shimmying their… ahem, down the catwalk. It seemed that make-up artists were silencing their inner artist (who usually love a show-stopping make-up on their models) by opting for a nude complexion and muted lip.

Hold your shrieks whilst I explain how it was pulled off and try to rationalise the beauty look that must seem like a trip back in time for most of you. I should fess up now; yes, concealer was dabbed over the pout, (somewhat of a beauty sin) but not entirely. It’s important to ensure that some of the natural pinks from the lips were able to seep through the beige blanket.

I imagine that a little L’Oreal Paris Infallible Concealer was a weapon of choice. Now I know you may think I’m mad, being such a lip stick/stain/gloss fanatic, but I actually like this look. I think it’s a great way to accentuate your eye make-up without going totally bare on your pout. Now, under the concealer, I’d apply a dabbing of Revlon Matte lipstick in Really Red – this will allow you to still sport your favourite lip shade, but mute it down as little or as much as you’d like. Cool eh?

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