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How to achieve fiery lips without liner

Statement-making red and orange lips are number 1 for spring, but with a smudged, just-been-kissed look.

Get the look: Orange and Red Lipstick

Red and Orange lipstick model, spring trends 2015

Photo, Imaxtree.

The key to achieving the new softer pout seen on runways from Andrew Gn to Viktor & Rolf is to avoid lipliner. Gordon Espinet, senior VP of makeup artistry for M.A.C Cosmetics, recommends applying colour to the bottom lip only, pressing lips together and mushing the hue onto the top lip. Touch up as needed.

bold red lips makeup Trend Spring 2015

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Pro tip:
Prep your lips by lightly dotting concealer over the lip line to soften the edges, blending as you go. Apply the colour with your finger, blot and repeat.

Orange and red lipstick and lip gloss picks (top to bottom)

Lèvres Scintillantes lip gloss in Fleur d’Eau (192), $31, Chanel.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in Oh Miley!, $38, Sephora.
Trend Forecast Spring 15 Lip and Cheek Palette in Bang on Red, $40, M.A.C.
Ultra HD Lipstick in Peony, $12, Revlon.

 

For more spring 2015 beauty trends click here.