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How to create the perfect nude lip with YSL

How to create the perfect nude lip with YSL
Holly James
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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Our choice of Lipstick can not only affect our overall look, but can also influence our mood and has the power to make us feel more confident. Whether you opt for a matte finish, a more creamy formula or a high shine gloss, each finish can be used to portray attitude and style, becoming part of your individual look. Created with two different textures, both with a stunning glow, the new Illicit Nudes by Yves Saint Laurent are designed to dress your lips with a flattering nude coverage that you are sure to want as your new makeup bag staple. The high-quality nudes enhance your natural pout and leave your lips looking fuller and more luminous to allow you to embrace your individuality. We have put together a step by step guide on how to create fuller, glossy lips using these iconic new lipsticks so that you can achieve a classy, flawless finish to reveal the best version of yourself.

Introducing the new Illicit Nudes

The Slim Glow Matte

Re-inventing matte to leave your lips with a glowing finish, The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick uses light reflecting micro pearls to illuminate your pout, leaving them luscious, fuller and with a subtle nude tint. Enriched with Mallow flower extract from the YSL Beauty Ourika gardens, the formula is lightweight on the skin, mirroring the feeling of bare lips but delivering a stunning lick of nude colour. Effortlessly classy, the lipstick is designed in an ultra-slim square bullet that allows you to achieve the most precise application right to the corners of the lips to accentuate your shape. The Slim Glow Matte comes in twelve perfectly blended shades of nude to suit any skin tone, empowering everyone to feel their best.

The Water Stain Glow

Offering the same high pigmented nude but with a gorgeously glossy, satin glow, the new Water Satin Glow creates a finish that really enhances your natural shape and gives the impression of a fuller pout. Formulated with water and Aloe Vera, the hydrating blend gives a high impact gloss that appears luminous and feels comfortable on the skin. The Lipstick comes in nine nude shades that accentuate any natural lip shade but in an Illicit way.

How to create a glowing nude lip in 3 steps

1.  Prime

Keeping the delicate skin on the lips hydrated is imperative to maintaining a plump pout. Moisturised skin means healthy skin, which promotes healthy collagen production and leaves your lips looking brighter, fuller and creates a better base for your Illicit Nude Lipstick. Before you start on your lip look, prime the lips with an enriching Lip Primer or hydrating Lip Balm to lock in moisture that will last all day.

2. Line

Perfect for lining the lips, select your Slim Glow Matte Lipstick in a shade darker than your natural colour. Using the high precision square bullet, outline the lips as you would with a lip liner to create definition, shape and depth to your natural contour.

3. Glow

Add your Nude! Decide whether your going for a matte glow or glossy glow to select your Illicit Nude Lipstick. Once you have picked out your perfect shade, apply the Lipstick to your lips from corner to corner to completely coat them in the flattering formula that will appear highlighted against your outline, creating the appearance of fuller and glowing lips.

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Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.