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How To... Get Perfect Red Lips on Your Big Day

More and more brides are going for a dramatic red lip when they say their vows, although getting it right is far from easy. One of the leading beauty looks for this year is red lips teamed with lashings of mascara, defined brows and a healthy flush on cheeks. The look has a 50s feel that oozes femininity and drama with red, plumped-up lips making her the centre of attention.

The experts at Shiseido have given us a step-by-step guide to getting the perfect red pout. 

To create the perfect red lips begin with creating a base for the colour to grip to for extra staying power by using some concealer (like Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer). Blend a small amount of the concealer around the mouth, taking care to blend into the cupids bow and outline in order to minimise the appearance of fine lines and seal the colour in.

Next, apply lip pencil (try Shiseido's Smoothing Lip Pencil RD305) tracing the line of your lips from the outside in. If you work marginally outside your natural lip line, lips will look instantly fuller. The Lip Pencil is a dual ended tool with a brush at the other end so use the brush to apply Perfect Rouge RD514 and fill in the rest of your lips.

Add a touch of gloss to the centre of lips to give the illusion of extra fullness. New Lacquer Gloss RD305 is the same deep red shade as Perfect Rouge or for a pinker tinge that adds a playful point of difference, use New Lacquer Gloss PK304.  Adding a dab of glossiness to the centre of lips draws the eye to the fullest part creating a rounder; more ample pout.

Follow this You will see that your lips will be visibly plumped with a lustrous gleam!

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