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Achieving a Bold Lip: Tips and Tricks from a Toronto Makeup Artist

A bold lip can be a great way to add some drama and glamour to your makeup look. However, it can be challenging to achieve a perfect bold lip without the color smudging or bleeding throughout the day. As a Toronto makeup artist, I have some tips and tricks for achieving a bold lip that lasts all day long.

  1. Exfoliate and Moisturize: Before applying any lip color, it's important to exfoliate and moisturize your lips. This will help remove any dry, flaky skin and provide a smooth base for your lip color to adhere to. Use a lip scrub to gently exfoliate, followed by a hydrating lip balm.

  2. Use a Lip Liner: A lip liner can help define your lips and prevent your lip color from bleeding or smudging. Choose a liner that is a similar shade to your lip color, and apply it around the edges of your lips, making sure to fill in any gaps.

  3. Apply Lip Color with a Brush: Using a lip brush to apply your lip color can help you achieve a precise, even application. It also allows you to control the amount of product you're applying, which can help prevent smudging or bleeding.

  4. Set Your Lip Color: After applying your lip color, use a tissue to blot your lips, and then dust them with a small amount of translucent powder. This will help set the color and prevent it from smudging or bleeding throughout the day.

  5. Touch Up Throughout the Day: Bold lip colors can be more prone to fading or smudging throughout the day, so it's important to touch up as needed. Keep your lip color and lip liner with you, along with a mirror, so you can quickly touch up your lip color whenever necessary.

  6. Choose the Right Shade: Finally, it's important to choose the right shade of lip color for your skin tone and the occasion. For a bold, glamorous look, choose a deep, rich shade like red, burgundy, or plum. For a more playful or casual look, try a bright pink or coral shade.

By following these tips and tricks, you can achieve a bold, beautiful lip that lasts all day long. Don't be afraid to experiment with different shades and techniques to find the perfect look for you. With a little practice and the right products, you can achieve a bold lip that will turn heads wherever you go.

Whitby makeup artist doing makeup for a bride wearing a red lip. long lasting lip colour
Our Stunning Bride Wearing a Bold Red Lip

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