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Although a classic red lip feels very festive, we think Emma’s shocking fuchsia makes a playful, ‘demands-attention’ alternative – perfect for the party season (and easy-as-pie to achieve).

Skin must be prepped to perfection – a bright lip is ideal for detracting from a forehead spot, but if your complexion is uneven or you’ve got a blemish near(ish) your mouth, then bold lipstick can make it ‘pop’ (poor phraseology, sorry!). Emma’s satin lip needs balanced by a flawlessly velveteen base – Jouer Cosmetics’ {Matte Moisture Tint} provides buildable, semi-matte coverage that is barely detectable when ‘buffed in’ with a {Foundation Brush}, for your-skin-but-better effect. 

Use AmazingCosmetics {AmazingConcealer Illuminate} to disguise any blemishes, apply the merest hint of blush to cheeks (we like Rituel de Fille’s {Inner Glow Cream Blush} in ‘Rapture’) then set everything in place with a light dusting of Charlotte Tilbury {Airbrush Flawless Finish}.

Brows need ‘filled in’ and combed neatly – as usual, it’s Anastasia Beverly Hills’ double-ended {Brow Wiz} to the w-escue – then eyes are defined with a hint of neutral shimmer shadow, a subtle (but pitch black) feline flick and lashings of lengthening {Mascara} applied to top and bottom lashes. NudeStix {Magnetic Eye Colour Pencil} in ‘Lilith’ makes for effortless, all-over eye enhancement, and Stila Cosmetics’ {Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner} has the ultimate precision nib for easy-access to the lash line. 

‘Tightlining’ the upper, inner lid will instantly make lashes look more luscious – use a soft kohl such as Studio 10’s {I-Lift Longwear Liner} in ‘Pewter’, then use the corresponding peach-toned end to line the waterline for wide-eyed, Bambi-esque effect.

Lips must be perfectly smooth – buff them (gently!!) with a toothbrush to eliminate scales and stimulate circulation – then apply a matte, easily absorbed balm (Kaplan MD’s {Lip 20} is ideal) around half an hour before lip colour, to ensure your pout if perfectly hydrated. 

Lipstick-wise, we love Charlotte Tilbury {Hot Lips} in ‘Electric Poppy’ – a stunning, opalescent blue-pink – or Huda Beauty’s {Liquid Matte} in ‘Video Star’ – a smokin’ hot magenta that’s completely kiss-resistant. And if you like a hint of shimmer, Jouer’s {Long-Wear Lip Crème} in ‘Dahlia’ is a gorgeous, glimmering, high-impact metallic.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…