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lipstickI’ll admit; I’m a pout-a-holic. Give me a beautifully punchy lipstick over diamonds, and you have my heart (well maybe not over diamonds…). So when it came to yesterday’s Oscars, I was rapt to see some incredibly glamorous pouts making their way down the red carpet. Here are some tips on how to get three distinctly different, celeb-worthy set of kissers:

Naomi Watts: On this year’s red carpet, Naomi went for a soft wash of opalescent nudey-pink to complement her utterly dazzling silver sequinned frock. The muted lips gave the gown the opportunity to shine, paired with very light eye makeup and a subtle cheek stain. Remember, simplicity in makeup is key when there’s a lot going on down below! To get Naomi’s flirty pout, line the lips with a nude liner Shu Uemura Lip Pencil in Nude and then slick on some Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Parfaiton over the top for a show-stopping smile.

Anne Hathaway: Aside from her nipples taking centre stage, Anne’s 100-watt smile was framed by a gloriously glossy pink lip stain that totally pepped up her pretty features gorgeously. For plumped, satiny-luminous kissers in this very same shade, apply Yves St Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Fetish Pink to your pout, blot the lips and then swish a light dusting of translucent powder like Tova Secrets Professional Loose Translucent Powder across your kissers before applying your final layer of lipstick. Because the consistency of the formula is quite sheer, the powder and second layer of lippie will help the colour stay put all the way from the red carpet to the afterparty.

Jessica Chastain: This year, Miss Chastain’s scarlet pout dominated the red carpet in a seriously sultry Jessica Rabbit kind of way. The decadent colour played up the screen siren’s golden-red hair and glitzy Giorgio Armani gown, similarly complementing her creamy ivory skin. To recreate her ‘ full on’ matte red mouth, it’s all about layering. Start by slicking on Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Venere then draw on Youngblood Lip Pencil in Truly Red, bleeding it inwards towards the lip line. You can get away with adding the lip liner afterwards as it will blend seamlessly with the lipstick. Lastly, add a final layer of lipstick in a dotting motion to fill in any sparse patches. To really embody the look, swipe a lick of liquid liner along the upper lashline.

Don’t forget to moisturise your lips beforehand and pucker up!

❤ Kristina xo

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