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How to: Twist Hair in Two Ways

Twist your Hair

If you’re looking for an alternative to the braided look, twist hair instead. Easy, elegant and effortlessly chic, this do may just become your new go-to hairstyle. Follow our quick steps… and do the twist!

What Will I Need to Achieve Hair Twists?

  • Conditioner
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Tail comb
  • Edge control
  • Hair band
  • Bristle brush

Step-by-Step: Achieving Hair Twists

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways Step 1

Step 1: Condition your hair

Make sure your hair is conditioned and moisturised. When applying conditioner, focus on the ends and make your way up to the roots, distributing the product evenly.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 2: Brush through your hair using a wide-toothed comb

Using a wide-toothed comb, brush through your hair making sure there are no knots or tangles. Start at the ends and work your way towards the roots. If it’s easier, work in sections.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 3: Part your hair

Use a tail comb to part your hair. You can section in the middle or go for a side parting. If you have decided on a side parting, part on the side at the front, bring the parting to the centre and part in the middle at the back.

The Simple Hair Twist

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 1: Start small

Grab a small section at the front and start to twist it.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 2: Pass the hair from one hand to the other

As you are twisting, pass the hair on from one hand to the other and grab the baby hairs with your thumb, pushing them in. Use the index finger to push the locks in from the other side. This way you can make sure your twist is as tight as possible.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 3: Add edge control as needed

To tidy up the twist, add edge control for a truly neat finish.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 4: Split the hair into two as you get to the bottom and twist them around

When you get to the bottom, split the hair into two and start twisting each strand separately and then wrap them around each other.

The Advanced Hair Twist

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 1: Take two hair strands at the front

Grab two hair strands at the front of your head, one that’s closest to the parting and the other right next to the first one.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 2: Start twisting them away from the face

Start to twist the two strands away from the face. This means that you will be bringing your hair up, and as you do this, grab more hair around where the twist is going.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 3: … And repeat

Keep flattening your hair with your hand and repeat the motion all the way to the bottom.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 4: Twist each strand one at a time

Once you’re at the bottom, twist the strands – one at a time – and wrap both around.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Step 5: Neaten and add edge control

To make sure your hair is flat and neat, apply edge control and use a bristle brush and lay your finger on top of the hair.

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Looking lovely!

Enjoy your new hair twists!

How to Hair Twists in 2 Ways

Top Tip: What to Do If a Twist Gets Loose

Tie up with a hair band to secure and once again go for two strands. Twist one in one direction and the other in the opposite direction. Once you’ve done that, wrap them around each other.

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Just Landed: Electric Ink Tattoo Care


Keen on making your tattoos look fresh and vibrant for longer? Look no further than Electric Ink by Robot Food. This innovative new brand will make sure your art stays rich and punchy for as long as possible.


Robot Food founder and creative director, Simon Forster, explained: “Electric Ink is an independent, boutique lifestyle brand, and we’ve worked extensively with our manufacturer on formulations over the last 12 months to create an authentic range tailored to people who love ink. Tattoos are a very personal thing and everyone wears their ink differently. So it’s high time people had a credible specialist skincare range that’s as passionate about tattoos and the wider tattoo lifestyle as they are.”

The Electric Ink Vibrancy Serum

This product maintains pigment and promotes the vibrancy of your tattoo whilst moisturising the skin. Rich in special ingredients such as inca inchi oil, vitamin C and amino acid, the serum is calming and nourishing.

The Electric Ink Daily Moisturiser

This handy cream helps to protect your tattoo and skin while keeping your ink art defined. Just like the serum, this cream is rich in Liftonin R Xpert that helps reduce signs of skin redness, inflammation and supports the intensity of tattoo ink.

The Electric Ink Defining Body Oil

This body oil was specifically developed for tattoo lovers. It makes sure your skin is moisturised and glossy. The shine gives clarity and creates that fresh ink look. This product also contains white lupin seed extract that is rich in Lupeol and helps to improve skin’s elasticity and firmness, perfect for nourishing your skin and preventing sun damage.

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How to: Cateye Cut Crease Eyeshadow

Cat Eye Cut Crease

A cat eye cut crease look aims to define the eyelid crease by ‘cutting’ across it with a contrasting eyeshadow that uses very little blending.

This striking look can lift your eyes and make them look more open. The cat eye cut crease is also very versatile, choose between soft or dramatic depending on your mood or occasion.

Follow our tutorial below to recreate the distinctive cateye cut crease makeup look.

What Will I Need?

  • Cotton Bud
  • Sticky Tape
  • Eyeshadow – this should have contrasting light and dark shades
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Mascara

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Step 1: Prime Your Eyelids

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 1 - Prime Your Eyelids

Start by applying concealer to your eyelid.

Step 2: White Eyeshadow

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 2 - White Eyeshadow

Lightly dust white eyeshadow over your eyelid and brow bone.

Step 3: Use Sticky Tape as a Guide

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 3 - Sticky Tape

To make sure that you get a sharp and accurate finish to your cut crease, use sticky tape as a guide. Once you’ve done this to one eye, repeat the process on the other side.

Step 4: Dark Brown Eyeshadow

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 4 - Dark Brown Eyeshadow

Apply a dark brown eyeshadow to your eyelid to create the cut crease effect.

Step 5: Blend

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 5 - Blend

Use a slightly larger brush to blend the two eyeshadows together.

Step 6: Layer and Blend

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 6 - Layer and Blend

To emphasise the cateye cut crease add and blend another layer of dark brown eyeshadow.

Step 7: Add a Darker Shade

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 7 - Add a Darker Shade

Next, use a smaller brush to go over the crease with a darker brown shade. Once the eyeshadow has been applied blend it together.

Step 8: Remove Sticky Tape

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 8 - Remove Sticky Tape

Once you’ve finished blending your eyeshadow gently remove the sticky tape.

Step 9: Clean & Conceal

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 9 - Clean & Conceal

Use either a wet or dry cotton bud to clean the edges of the cut crease. To neaten the crease apply concealer along the eyelid and cut crease.

Step 10: Shimmery Eyeshadow

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 10 - Add Shimmer

To add a touch of sparkle to your look apply a shimmery eyeshadow to your brow bone and eyelid

Step 11: Apply More Sticky Tape

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 11 - Apply More Sticky Tape

To help guide your eyeliner apply sticky tape parallel to your bottom lash line.

Step 12: Liquid Eyeliner

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 12 - Liquid Eyeliner

Use the sticky tape to guide the eyeliner, this will help to create a neat, straight line.

Step 13: Remove Sticky Tape Near the Eyes

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 13 - Remove the Tape

Remove the tape that has just been applied.

Step 14: Apply Eyeshadow to the Lower Lashline

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 14 - Apply Eyeshadow to the Lower Lashline

Use an eyeshadow brush to gently apply a medium brown shade eyeshadow to your lower lashline.

Step 15: Curl Your Eyelashes (Optional)

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 15 - Curl Your Eyelashes

To give your eyes the wide awake look use an eyelash curler to gently curl your lashes. Clamp the eyelashs 2-3 times in the curler to get the best result.

Step 16: Mascara

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 16 - Mascara

To finish off your cateye cut crease apply a few coats of mascara.

Step 17: Finished

Cateye Cut Crease Eye Shadow 17 - Finished

Enjoy your striking new makeup look.

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How to: Rose Gold Hair at Home


Keen on a subtle and glamorous change to your blonde locks? Why not try going for rose gold hair! Achieving this precious metal shade with Pick and Mix has never been easier. Simply follow these quick steps and rock the look in no time!

How to: Perfect Rose Gold Hair Shade Using Pick & Mix

Using the Pick & Mix range is not only easy, but it’s also loads of fun. Bring your own colour to life by mixing different hues from the range with each other or with the Chalk Finish.

To get the perfect rose gold shade, simply mix half of the bottle of rose Pick & Mix colourant, 3 blobs of coral and 2 blobs of yellow.


Quick note: You will get the closest colour match result if your hair is naturally light blonde or you have bleached it. If you use semi-permanent dye on darker hair, it may result in a less intense colour or simply a subtle tint, which can also look fantastic if this is the look you are keen on. To make sure you are happy with how the colour looks on your hair, it’s best to perform a strand test.

You should always do a patch test to check if you are allergic to any of the ingredients within the dye.

It’s time to get that beautiful rose gold hair!


Step 1: Prep Your Hair and Section

To make sure you cover your hair evenly with the colourant mix, brush through your hair ensuring it is completely knot and tangle-free. Drape a towel across your shoulders to protect your T-shirt or top from any pesky drips. Top tip – it’s always easier if you work in sections, so part your hair into four and pin away.


Step 2: Let the Colouring Fun Begin

Protect your hands by wearing gloves – rubber, vinyl or latex ones will all work perfectly. Starting with the back section of your hair, begin to cover the strands with your coloured mixture. To achieve the best results, use a hair dye brush and always pay extra attention to your roots. Continue to colour until you’ve gone through each and every strand.


Step 3: Massage the Product In

Once you’ve covered all of your hair in the rose gold colourant, massage the mixture into the hair. This will help to achieve even coverage.


Step 4: Leave to Develop

Wait for 30 minutes for the colour to develop, follow with shampoo and conditioner. To lock in the colour, finish with a cold rinse. Once you’ve washed your hair, blow dry and style.


Hey There Stunner!

Enjoy your gorgeous rose gold locks!

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Just Landed: Superdrug Layering Lab Body Mist

Layering Lab

Introducing Layering Lab - express who you are through the scent you wear. If you still haven’t found your signature scent, simply create it yourself. Superdrug’s own Layering Lab is here to help.

Layer two scents to create your own unique blend, or simply wear the fragrances on their own. Here’s a bit more about each scent:

Layering Lab
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Gourmand: Vanilla, cassis, berries

A splash of elegance highlighted by a fizzy accord of cassis and red berries melted with sweet roses revealed by an edible base made of vanilla beans layered with sugary notes and sensual musk.

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Paradise: Tangerine, green tea, vanilla

The scent opens on a paradise beach where the gentle lapping of the waves hit the shore. This exotic freshness inspired by the tangerine leads to a warm and solar white flowers & green tea heart before diving on the divine trail of vanilla, amber and creamy sandalwood. A true I-am-on-vacation feeling.

Floral: Rose, raspberries, musk

A romantic floral fragrance which opens on a fresh fruity facet composed of raspberries and blackberries blended with a bright bouquet of fresh peonies, rose petals and violet leaves, wrapped in a soft white musk undertone.

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Oriental: Spice, berries, floral

A sensual and addictive fragrance combining red fruits notes with a spicy floral accord based on orris, rose and sensual warm spices. This combination is enriched by an oriental and seductive base which mingles warm patchouli, luxurious amber and rich dark vanilla.

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Fresh: Citrus, apple, peony

The scent opens on a sparkling fruity trail where citrus and grapefruit melt with juicy apple and sweet pear. The aquatic floral heart of peony then leads to musk’s softness. As fresh and pure as the morning dew.

Cocoon: Jasmine, vanilla, musk

The scent reveals it pure whiteness with the powdery trail of rice accord and jasmine followed by the reassuring volutes of white flowers and white tea. As base note, wrapping sandalwood, vanilla and musk give the feeling of a soft veil of cashmere on skin.

Layering Perfume Inspiration

Floral + Gourmand= The Perfect Everyday Scent

A sweet, floral, feel good fragrance. It embodies simple beauty, happiness and will put a smile on your face. The fragrance will also spread a wave of joy around you.

Paradise + Cocoon = Sweet Escape

After a long day, this fragrance will help you escape from your daily routine and will uplift your senses!  Time to escape, to enjoy and party!

Cocoon + Floral = Cosy and Romantic

A cocooning yet flowery combination to enjoy holidays in the mountains, dancing under the snow in the sunlit warmth, wrapped in the softness and smoothness of a cashmere sweater.

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Fresh + Paradise = Summer, summer, summer

An invigorating and exotic combination to enjoy early days of summer and go for a walk in a white sandy beach.

Floral + Oriental = A Truly Special Day

A sensual and sophisticated perfume that will be your best asset for a special occasion and if you want to stand out. This blend will be perfect for a romantic and unforgettable date, and for sure, you will get some attention and he will fall in love.

Oriental + Gourmand = Date Night

An oriental yet gourmand combination to feel sexy and confident and make your boyfriend melt with pleasure.

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Just Landed: Cantu Haircare

cantu natural hair care

Keen on a range that could potentially change your haircare game? Say hello to Cantu! An award-winning brand catering for natural and textured hair types.

Cantu is All About Natural Hair

These products are made with 100% shea butter and provide highly moisturising, nourishing, reparative and protective qualities to meet the distinctive needs of textured hair.

More and more often, people are embracing their natural, beautiful, textured hair and owning their unique style. Cantu’s ethos is to celebrate these strong, gorgeous women and their strong beautiful hair, because perfectly natural is what they’re all about.

Let’s face it, there is a need for more products for wavy, curly & coily hair types on the market, and Cantu was created out of the growing need to cater to these unique haircare requirements.


Why Go For Cantu Haircare?

Cantu is one of the fastest growing textured haircare brands in the US already, with award-winning products, including the No.1 Leave-In Conditioner.

The 100% shea butter and coconut oil infused range includes a complete regimen of Cleanse, Condition, Curl & Control products.

Say hello to healthy, bouncy locks with Cantu!

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Just Landed: Yes To Natural Beauty

yes to natural beauty

About Yes To

Yes to is a range of natural and affordable skin & hair care ranges. It even won a few awards too! All products are 95% natural (or more), cruelty-free and are formulated without any parabens, SLS and silicones. Yes to offers a variety of ingredients to meet the needs of every skin and hair type.

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Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes

Ideal for oily or combination skin, these deep cleansing wipes help remove impurities, dirt and makeup with a detoxifying formula captured in the market’s first sleek black wipe. 95% natural and cruelty-free, your new favourite LBD (no, not dress - little black detox) is also made with compostable, FSC fabric and is formulated without parabens, SLS and silicones.

What Makes Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes Different?

Ideal for oily or combination skin, these deep cleansing wipes help remove impurities, dirt and makeup with a detoxifying formula captured in the market’s first sleek black wipe. 95% natural and cruelty-free, your new favourite LBD (no, not dress - little black detox) is also made with compostable, FSC fabric and is formulated without parabens, SLS and silicones.

The innovative Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes combine three key ingredients to ensure a clear and balanced complexion:

  • Charcoal: Cleanses and removes impurities from the skin
  • Tomatoes: Rich in lycopene, act as a potent antioxidant to protect skin from the environment that can contribute to clogged pores and breakouts
  • Salicylic Acid: prevents pores from being blocked with bacteria
  • Recommended to those with oily and combination skin.
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Other Ranges from Yes To

on yes to natural beauty

Stay Cool with Yes to Cucumbers

Makeup removing will no longer be a chore with Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes, guaranteed to wipe a smile on your face with its calming combination of cucumber and aloe vera.

Get the Glow on with Yes to Grapefruit

Visibly diminish the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation and get even, glowing skin. Pores are banished overnight with YES to Grapefruit Pore Protection Night Treatment, while the Yes to Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub is microbead-free so you can wake up looking gorgeous without harming the environment.

Go Coconuts with the Yes To Coconut Range

This range consists of clinically-proven formulas that combine hydrating coconut oil and other nourishing, non-greasy moisturisers, to provide extra hydration for skin and hair. Is dry hair getting you down? If so, go nuts – and by that, we mean coconuts! Yes to Coconuts Ultra-Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner both include kukui nut and argan oil to restore dry and damaged hair.

But wait, there’s more!

Look out for the Yes To Argan Miracle Oil range, Yes to Primrose Oil 2-in-1 Wipes, Yes to Carrots and Yes to Blueberries ranges!

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How to Apply Fake Nails

fake nails

If growing your nails long is a challenge you're unable to commit to - now you can. Applying fake nails at home is quick and easy, giving you a neat, manicured finish that you can be bold with.

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Steps to Apply Fake Nails

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Step 1 - Remove any previous polish

First you must ensure that all traces of previous polish are removed from your nails. Any uneven surface will cause the artificial nails to fall off easily.

fake nails

Step 2 - Soak your nails

Soak your nails in warm water for approximately 5 -10 minutes. This will soften your nail beds and the skin surrounding your nails.

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Step 3 - Neaten your nails

Your skin will now be soft and less stubborn. Next, using a cuticle stick push the hanging skin down to expand the surface of the nails. The warm water will also be numbing so this stage will not be painful.

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Step 4 - Cut your nails

Cut your nails down as short as they will go using nail clippers / scissors. This will prevent them from growing outside the fake nails as quickly, keeping them neater and fresher looking for longer.

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Step 5 - File your nails

File your nails so that they are rounded, not squared. This will further ensure that no nail is on show when the fake nail is applied.

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Step 6 - Pick your nail size

You now have a hygienic, dry surface to begin applying your fake nails. Compare the fake nails against your natural nails to ensure you have the right size for each. 

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Step 7 - Secure in place

Add a few drops of nail glue to the lower half of the fake nail. Avoid applying it to the top half as it is likely this section will be cut off once you style and shape your fake nails.

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Step 8 - Hold in place

Press and hold the nail down for 10 seconds. It is important you are precise with your positioning so that your nails are straight.

Once all have been applied you can gently file if the shape into your preferred shape.

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Step 9 - Add a pop of colour

Now it is time for you to be creative. Pick any colour polish and paint your fake nails. You can remove and paint nail polish as you would your normal nail. Add a clear gloss to create a salon manicured look.

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Step 10 - The end result!

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How to Manage Male Hair Loss


Male hair loss is quite common in men aged between 30 and 40, and is even more common in men over 50. But why does it occur and is there anything out there that can help tackle male hair loss? Read our guide and find out.


What Causes Male Hair Loss?

Male pattern hair loss is the most common type of hair loss, and it is hereditary. This means that genes play the main role in whether you or your loved one is going to be affected. There is no known cure for this type of hair loss, however there are certain medications that can slow down the process and stimulate regrowth. It’s worth noting though, that these will work for the duration you are taking the medication and you are likely to experience hair loss if you decide to stop.

However, it may be the case that you are losing your hair for a completely different reason. There can be a number of causes including a condition called alopecia, thyroid issues, a stressful lifestyle or a poor diet, this is why it’s really important to speak to your doctor if you have noticed your hair thinning, falling out or not growing as fast as it used to.

How to Know if I am Going to be Affected By Male Hair Loss?

One of the most typical signs that you may be affected by male pattern baldness is spotting an “M” shape along your hair line on your forehead. This starts with a receding hairline above the temples, can continue at the crown, on the sides and the bottom resulting in baldness. It’s worth adding that male pattern baldness only affects the hair on the scalp, not eyebrows or beard. However, if you do not have male pattern baldness but a different condition such as alopecia, it’s not only the scalp but other areas of your body that may be affected.

Can I Do Anything to Improve My Hair Health?

When it comes to hair health, the key is a balanced diet that includes oily fish that is rich in omega 3 such as mackerel, sardines or salmon. It’s also crucial to eat fruit and veggies that are rich in vitamin A, C, B6 and B7. Think carrots, bell peppers, citrus fruits and spinach.

To keep hair in tip top shape, you should always eat a sufficient amount of protein, which you can get from eating lean meat like chicken and turkey, or certain vegetables and pulses like beans and lentils.

Believe it or not, stress can have a major impact on the condition of your hair. Positive lifestyle changes can not only improve your general wellbeing but also the aid hair growth. Consider looking into mindfulness techniques, as well as slotting in regular walks and exercise into your daily routine.


What Remedies Are Out There?

In some cases you may need to consider going for a hair transplant procedure, but if you spot hair loss earlier, you will have more options. There are hair loss treatments available via the Online Doctor service at Superdrug. One is the prescription treatment called Propecia, which is not currently available on the NHS. Alternatives include Regaine and Alpecin shampoo. Not to worry if you are not sure what treatment is right for you, simply book a telephone consultation with one of the doctors, who will be more than happy to help.

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How to Wear Purple and Green Lipstick

Green Lipstick

You may be used to wearing a deep red or pretty pink shades on your lips, but now it’s time to rock the purple and green lipstick look. These shades will brighten up any outfit and bring out your individuality. Here’s how you can apply these bold and beautiful looks:

Purple and Green Lipstick

What you will Need:

  • Lip Balm
  • Concealer
  • Lip liner
  • Foundation
  • Green/Purple lipstick
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Green Lipstick

Step 1: Apply Lip Balm

Apply lip balm to smooth out the surface of your lips. This will ensure the lipstick is applied evenly.

Green Lipstick

Step 2: Foundation your lips

Using a foundation brush, cover your lips in foundation. This will act as the base for your lipstick and will also neutralise your lips so the lipstick colour doesn’t change.

Green Lipstick

Step 3: Apply lip liner

Using a lip liner of the same shade or similar shade – line your lips. For a plumper look you can line slightly outside the natural shape of your lips.

Green Lipstick

Step 4: Define your lip shape

If you made some smudges whilst lining your lips then don’t panic. Using a thin concealer brush neaten and define the edges until you have your ideal shape.

Green Lipstick

Step 5: Apply lipstick

Next, fill in your lips. Using a lip brush to apply your lipstick will ensure you stay in-between your lip lines with less smudge.

Green Lipstick

Final Look

Try Purple

If purple is more your colour then you can follow these simple steps to achieve this bold look too.

Green Lipstick
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