For those of you blessed with full, pouty lips – this makeup trend is for you! Floral lips are a brand-new way of turning an ordinary lipstick look into something truly memorable. Granted, you probably won’t be able to eat or drink anything, but when the occasion calls for it, you won’t have any regrets about making it your own. Here’s how to get it right the first time round.
The colours used for your look will be unique to what you’re trying to achieve, so, while we’re here to advise how to go about things, feel free to change things up!
Start by priming your lips with an eyeshadow primer in a shade of your choice. We recommend Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – a magic formulation that’s crease-free and will last for hours!
Using a small eyeshadow brush, apply eyeshadow to your lips. This will act as the canvas on which to draw your flowers. For a variety of shades, try NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Eyeshadow Palette Gloomy Days.
Next, you’ll need a liquid liner for drawing any patterns you’d like to include. Try Lancôme Liner Plume Liquid Eyeliner that’s both easy to handle, and allows for easy lining, shaping and definition.
We recommend opting for a white eyeliner like NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eye Liner in White for drawing the actual flowers and making them really stand out.
Using a green liquid liner, add the leaves to your flowers. NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eye Liner Envy comes in a beautifully bold teal-green colour ideal for your task at hand.
Now that the hardest part is done, you can spend the rest of the time colouring in your flowers, adding dots, lines and patterns where necessary using any of the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eye Liner colours.
As an added extra, use a small, soft eyeshadow brush and swipe over your lips (only once everything has dried) using a clear gloss. We recommend Maybelline Colorshow Lip Gloss in White Glaze for a personal touch of glamour.
And, voilà! With the right products and a steady hand, you’ll find the possibilities of this look are endless. Have fun!