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THE TIP-OFF: LILAC ROSE LIPS BY NARS
Sephora PRO Artist Ilde Goncalves demonstrates the best way to get a lilac rose lip with NARS.
Bright pink lips: not as hard to pull off as you might imagine. In this tutorial, Ilde shares his tips and tricks so you too can look like you’ve had your makeup done by a professional. BECKY PEDERSON
Moisturize your lips with Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment in Bianca, which leaves behind a pearly sheen.
If your lips are rough, Ilde recommends doing a Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel: “Wipe the pad all over your face, like you would normally, and then use the very last of the formula across your lips.”
Use Lipliner Pencil in Rosebud to outline your lips—but don’t fill them in! Ilde says coloring them in completely will help the color stay longer, but it will also make your lips look flat.
“Always leave the center of the lips lighter than the edges. It gives them a tridimensional look.”
Fill in lips with Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, a lilac rose. “With this, you can do a sheer layer or you can saturate the lips…whatever the look is that you’re going for.” For this look, Ilde smudged the color with his finger to make the color lighter.
“You could go back with this liner if you wanted to define the outer corner of your lips with a darker liner. It’s a way to give them dimension.”
Apply Lip Gloss in Priscilla, a shocking pink. “With a gloss, you don’t have to apply all over.” Instead, Ilde says, “Apply mostly in the center of the lips and just blend out to the corners so it doesn’t bleed.”
Since this gloss is very bright, Ilde suggests stopping at the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil for your day look and then layering on the gloss when you’re going out at night.
Since this is a nighttime lip look, we wanted the gloss to look more polished. Ilde used the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Lip Brush #81 to precisely blend the gloss into notoriously hard-to-hit areas—namely, the mouth corners and Cupid’s bow. And if your lips still don’t look contoured, apply concealer around the edges with a brush (we didn’t need this step here, but Ilde recommends the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Precision Concealer Brush #45 if you do) and dot highlighter on your Cupid’s bow.
Don’t apply highlighter anywhere besides your Cupid’s bow! Otherwise, your mouth will look like the top of a traffic safety cone, which is not chic.