What I have been most curious about was how to get that big '40s/'50s lip. Don't kid yourself - it's *not* a real, natural lip shape, but how do you achieve it without looking like a clown?
Don't know what I'm talking about? Observe...
|Yup, that's Lucy...|
Start by applying a nice, heavy coat of foundation on your lips. You may wish to use concealer around the lip line (I should have), to mask the natural lip line.
|Here are my natural, normal lips.|
|Drawing the shape with the lip liner.|
|Here is the difference - on the left is the over-drawn lip shape; on the right is my natural lip line.|
|Filling in with lip liner - this will help the color stay on if, say, you eat or drink anything|
|The lips filled in - you can see my natural lip line, which mean I need more foundation to obscure it.|
|Filling in with lipstick|
|Quite a lot different from my normal lips...|
|It definitely takes some getting used to, but it's one step closer to getting that authentic 1940s or 50s look...|