Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

There’s been a lot of speculation recently as to whether or not Kylie Jenner has had her lips done. Which would be slightly worrying seeing as she is only just 16. I don’t even think the Kardashians would let their youngest daughter have cosmetic intervention done while she is still a minor. Therefore I personally think she has just discovered the wonders of lip liner.

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It’s the difference between a tween doing their own makeup (left) and having a makeup artist (right). By not wearing lipstick and even getting a bit of foundation on her lips, she has made her lips look thinner. But with a good lip liner, matte lipstick, and flattering photo angle, she has managed to get people all worried that she is having collagen. These are just the wonders of makeup!

I can show you how it is done.

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Start with bare, conditioned lips. If there is any excess product on them just blot them dry. If they have any traces of lip balm or concealer left on them, the liner will not go on so easily. Most people have a bigger bottom lip, the way to make your lips look Kylie Jenner plump is to over line the hell out of the top lip so it is the same size as the bottom.

Choose a dark nude lip liner. I am using a Lipstick Queen pencil in Natural (£18)

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I always start on the bottom lip and I over-line the very bottom part of the lip, just under the natural lip line. I then fill in the corners of my natural lips with the liner. If you don’t fill in the corners, your lips won’t meet.

For the top lip I only over-line the cupids bow, by drawing just above the natural lip line, and then I join this part up with my natural lip line for the sides. If you over-line the whole of your top lip it will look too obvious and clown like.

TIP: If you fill in the dip in your cupids bow slightly, it will give the appearance of collagen injected lips. I sometimes do this when I am wearing a pink or a lighter nude, for a bit of a plumped effect.

When you are happy with your lining, apply a dark nude matte liptick.

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I am using a Chanel lipstick from the Velvet Matte collection, no.33.

To make your lipstick last longer, and to further mattify them, take a tissue and peel the sheets apart. Apply one sheet over your lips and then brush over the tissue paper with a translucent setting powder.

Now you’re good to go!

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To finish off the look, fill in your brows giving them as much of an arch as possible. Apply some natural eyeshadow into the outer corners of the lid, and a bit along the crease. Use some of the eyeshadow left on your brush to line under the lower lash line and then apply lots and lots of mascara. Use a white pencil for the lower water line, and a small amount of Kohl eyeliner for the top lid, only enough to make it look like the lashes are more full. Not enough to notice the line.

And that’s how to do the Kylie Jenner look. Say what you will about that family, but you can’t fault their makeup artists.

 

 

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Gel Liner Pictorial

Gel liner, as many of you will know, is pretty tricky to accomplish. You may have finally grasped kohl and liquid, but gel is some next level stress. So here is a simple pictorial which should help:

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Start with a primed eye. If you are planning on wearing eyeshadow do this before you apply your eyeliner.

Take an eyeliner brush, I use a Mac 210, load it up with a good gel liner. I use Mac’s Fluidline in Blacktrack. Hold the brush as low down as possible, this will help you control the brush better. Start by drawing the straight line across your lid, with the brush held sideways against the lid (as shown in the picture).

Step 2: Next draw a line starting in line with your lower lashes and pull the brush up towards the end of your eyebrow. You may use the point of the brush for this bit, as the point is good for precision.

Step 3: Draw another line starting where your last line finished, pull the brush back down towards the lid. You should now have a little triangle.

Step 4: Fill in this triangle

Step 5: Go over any errors and fill them in. This may make your line thicker than intended, therefore always start with a thin line so there is room to expand.

Step 6: Line your lower waterline with a white kohl pencil.

Step 7: Apply mascara, finish the rest of your face, and go!

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I love this look. It’s very Lil Debbie

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My 5 minute Pictorial for perfect cheekbones

This is just a really quick and easy look for nice glowy cheekbones and a bit of definition. 

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Step 1 – First of all apply a good face primer. I use NARS Pro-prime Radiance Enhancing Primer. A bit of a mouthful but it’s amazing. 

Step 2 – Apply your foundation. I use Le Tient Touche Éclat by YSL applied with a Beauty Blending sponge.

Step 3 – Concealer. I use NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. Always use at least one shade lighter than your foundation with concealer. It is better at reflecting light away from any flaws instead of drawing attention to them. Also you can use it to highlight. 

Step 4 – Hightlighter. I use a couple of highlighters but this one is NARS Illuminator in Copacabana. Apply a few dots along the top of the cheekbone. A little goes a long way. Blend with the tapered end of a Beauty Blending sponge. 

Step 5 – To contour under my cheekbones I use the Naked eyeshadow from the Naked original palette by Urban Decay and a large eyeshadow shader brush. I use this colour because it isn’t orange like most bronzers, it is just a light brown matte shade and with a small brush it adds perfect definition. Apply under the cheekbone. 

Step 6 – Blush is great for adding some colour for a day look. For a more glam evening look however I would probably avoid it. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks. I use Mac Sheertone blush in Pink Swoon.

Step 7 – This is when I use another highlighter to go over the top of the other one and blend in with the blusher. I use Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Superb with a contour brush (Mac 168) and just sweep the powder up towards the temples.

And there you have it. Sculpted cheekbones without expensive cheek implants. 

Mermaid Eye Makeup Pictorial.

For my second pictorial I thought I would do an eye look, and I really wanted something using ‘chaos’ from the Urban Decay Vice palette so I came up with this mermaid look. Enjoy:

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I used five main colours to achieve this look:

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Chaos, Occupy, Unhinged, Junkie and Penny Lane.

Step 1 – Apply Chaos all over lid

Step 2 – Apply Unhinged just above the crease

Step 3 – BLEND

Step 4 – Highlight with a lighter eyeshadow on the brow bone (I used Anonymous from the same palette)

Step 5 – Apply Junkie under the lower lashes and go over with Occupy

Step 6 – Apply Penny Lane in the inner corner of the eye

Step 7 – Line the eyes with Mac’s Fluidline eyeliner in Blacktrack

Step 8 – Apply mascara and/or eyelashes. I don’t use lashes when I am just experimenting with a look, only for a night out.

Step 9 – Voila! Tidy up any fall out and do any extra blending and there you have it. A look fit for my mermaid friends (yes some of my friends are mermaids, you know who you are ❤ )

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To complete the mermaid look I applied a NARS soft touch shadow pencil in Dark Rite to my lips. This takes it from Ariel to Ursula. Who is way more of a badass.

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and scare my neighbours. Ursula OUT x

Pictorial: Mac Vampire

This is my first pictorial of a look I call the Mac Vampire. Because it’s how I think a vampire mac girl/guy would do his/her lips..

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You will need: concealer, Mac RuPaul Viva Glam I lipstick, Mac Diva lipstick, Mac Currant lip liner, concealer brush (Mac if you have one)

Start of with prepped lips (foundation and concealer, and Mac’s prep and prime lip primer if you have it)

Apply RuPaul’s Viva Glam lipstick.

Apply Diva in the corners of the of the lips, blend with lip brush (mine is, you guessed it, Mac)

Apply Currant lip liner to the corners and blend towards the middle. Lightly line the lips and blend this also. I apply a bit of lip liner to the inside of my top lip to give it that freshly fed on blood look. 

At this point the will be some mess and bleeding (no pun, this is what it’s called when your lipstick moves onto the skin). Tidy it up with some concealer and a concealer brush lining the outside of the mouth. Then, as always, BLEND!

The end look is a very tidy vampire.

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