Get the Look

Get the look: vinyl shine

Join the glossy posse with a lacquered lip this summer. The simplest way to update your spring make up aesthetic, switch moody mattes for fresh, juicy-fruit vinyls and reach for a bold, patent coat for your kisses (we dare you)!

Let your lips do the talking by keeping the rest of your make up pared-back. Glossy lips look best when set against velveteen skin so achieve a smooth, suede-effect finish with NYX Professional Makeup’s {Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation} which lends a chic, demi-matte finish.

Use a light touch – less base is better as Mercury rises – so stipple foundation to let your your own idio-SKIN-cracies shine (free the freckle)! And if you love a little extra warmth to lift your sun-starved visage, try the light-scattering {California Beamin’ Face & Body Bronzer} – a finely-milled powder that lends a soft, ‘golden hour’ glow.

Embolden your brows with the {Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil} – a dual-ended tool that adds ‘oomph’ to sparse arches – then amp up the dramz with a PVC pout…

Define your lip line with the {Suede Matte Lip Liner} in shade ‘Kitten Heels’ – a sexy brick red that creates a great shape and prevents colour bleeding – then channel some cool, ’90s vibes with a frost-effect gloss. Optically volumising, augment reality thanks to the new {Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Polish} in shade ‘Sparkling Please’ – a glimmering pink that will thrill your internal Cher Horowitz…

End with a quick spritz of {Matte Setting Spray} then get set for seduction – feather-topped pens at the ready!


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…