6 New Ways to Wear Glossy Lips for Summer '19'

Met your perfect matte lipstick, and now want to step up the shine? Enter, glossy lips. Forget everything you know about the glittering, glue-y formulas of your school days; lip gloss has had an upgrade, and it’s chicer than ever. From fresh and natural to bold and stand-out, discover the new ways to wear lip gloss this season, adding a little extra polish to your makeup look...

1. Just a Touch

For off-duty days, veil lips in a sweep of Colour Elixir Lip Cushion in Spotlight Sheer. It’s super-moisturising and packed with lip-smoothing anti-oxidants; the perfect multi-tasker. Apply using the soft, fuzzy applicator to deliver natural-looking colour with just a hint of shine. Wear with a touch of Crème Puff Blush on cheeks and a sweep of mascara for an easy, everyday look.

2. Red Carpet-Ready

Create pillowy-soft, perfectly-plumped nude lips for your night-out glam with a makeup artist trick. First, trace around lips using a slightly darker shade of lip liner, like Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Brown ‘n Nude. Then, fill in with a rich, nude lip gloss, like Honey Lacquer in Honey Nude. Using a lip brush, lightly blur the edges of your lip liner into the high-shine centre, creating full, glossy lips worthy of the red carpet.

3. Step Up the Statement

Going from desk to drinks? Switch up your daytime makeup look in an instant with a sleek gloss on lips. If you’ve started your day with a sweep of Colour Elixir Lipstick in Midnight Mauve, as the clock strikes 6pm, dot and blend a touch of Colour Elixir Lip Cushion in Majestic Berry on top for statement-making shine. The result? Polished in an instant – just in time for happy hour.

4. Glow in Monochrome

Brighten your complexion, whiten teeth and enhance eye colour with a light, glowing coral shade. Pair glossy lips with monochromatic coral makeup for a fresh-faced look on the go. Glide Colour Elixir Lip Cushion in Baby Star Coral onto lips, then dot on the apples of cheeks, blending upwards and outwards to cheekbones for a glowing, dewy flush of colour. The ideal quick beauty fix when you’re rushing out the door.

5. Do the Dew

With trends like glass skin taking the beauty world by storm, it’s time to elevate your dewy glow to the next level with natural, high-shine glossy lips. Colour Elixir Lip Cushion in Nude Glory is natural-looking, yet will enhance your complexion with a subtle nude shade that suits most skin tones. Sweep onto lips, lightly blending with fingertips to soften around your lip line. Then, add a few pumps of Miracle Glow Pro Universal Highlighter onto tops of cheekbones and your cupid’s bow. You’ll be glowing all day long.

6. Full and Flawless

If you want to make natural lips appear fuller, go for an ombré gloss effect to build lip volume. To achieve a classic glam red lip, glide Colour Elixir Lipstick in Ruby Tuesday around lip contours, using the precision tip to trace your cupid’s bow. Next, dot Honey Lacquer in Floral Ruby directly into the centre of top and bottom lips and lightly blend with your fingertip to diffuse gloss outwards a little, creating the illusion of plump lips instantly.

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