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How To: Velvet Lip with Maya Ahmad

Matching your liner to your lip colour is the ultimate shortcut to full, fabulous lip looks – and the stunning {@themayaahmad} (Maya Ahmad) has made this easy with an array of products from {NYX Professional Makeup}. Follow these simple steps to recreate her sumptuous, rich berry-rouge lip look…

Before you turn your attention to the main event, ensure you’ve created a flawless base with NYX Professional Makeup’s {Total Control Drop Foundation}. After this, sculpt out some supermodel cheekbones using {Highlight & Contour Pro Palette} and achieve Maya’s signature, ‘soft focus’ glow by picking up the highest points of your face with the beautiful {Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette}.

Once you’ve aced your base, create immaculate arches with the {Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade} then enhance your eyes with the {Ultimate Shadow Palette – Warm Neutrals}. This stars no less than 16 stay-put satin shadows for endless looks – but to channel your inner Maya, use the soft taupe and champagne shades to add some subtle depth and definition, before defining the crease with a rich toffee tone and defining the lashline with {Epic Ink Liner}.

When you’ve completed your eye artistry, it’s time for the star of the show: that timelessly alluring lip look. Line, define and sculpt your lips with {Suede Matte Lip Liner} in ‘Spicy’, drawing a fine line just outside your natural lip outline to create the illusion of increased fullness. Then, use the matching {Soft Matte Lipstick} (again, in shade ‘Spicy’) to fill in your kiss. Now. go forth and pucker up, Gorgeous!


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…