I wanted to create some plump over the top lips but without them looking like the model has had fillers.
One key factor when emphasising the lips with Lipliner is make sure the corners meet.
For this particular look, I found it worked best by drawing the top line above the natural lip line, and making this the furthest point at the corners (by a millimetre).
Then drawing the bottom lip line in a very slight curve at the corners, to tuck in nicely underneath.
If you were to draw the bottom lip line outwards to be the furthest point, it would make your model appear like she was falsely smiling - a bit too clown like.
I chose to white out the face, to make the lips the focal point.
*MakeUp - Me (Shonagh Scott aka ShowMe MakeUp)
*Photography - Martin Higgs
*Model - Kate Errington
- Model - Kate Errington
- Photographer - Martin Higgs
- MakeUp - Me
I wanted to create a look where the lips were the main focal point of the image.
- I sprayed Kate’s face using my Dinair airbrush and foundation shade ‘Alabaster’ making sure to cover her brows and lashes well.
- I used MAC ‘Fascinating’ pencil along the water-line and I also tight-lined the eyes (coating the top inner-lid line)
- To get the voluptuous lip look, I needed to accentuate Kate’s natural lip line using my chosen lip pencil. I chose to use my favorite Kryolan lip pencil, which is a Red shade (I’ve worn off the number so I cant tell you exactly which one, apologises!)
- To get the desired shape, I used Kate’s natural ‘cupids bow’ (the dip on her top lip) to start from. I enlarged the bow shape with the pencil, then followed her natural shape a millimeter above the actual lip, extending the corners too. Once I had drawn the new top lip-line, I matched the bottom. It can take a few attempts to match this perfectly.
- I filled in the lip area using the pencil first for a dense coverage, then I used a Grimas lipstick (shade also unknown, again - apologises) And topped it off with Christian Dior lipgloss.