What a joyous day – you can now return to the dancefloor after a club-corner snog and be at the height of fashion. This dramatic look was first seen at the Preen AW17 show earlier this year (and greeted with a certain amount of ridicule!), but it has steadily spread its way onto red carpets and Instagram feeds ever since. We predict this growing trend is going to be one to watch at Christmas. Here’s how to get the look…

Step 1: Apply lipstick

Add your favourite lipstick as usual – you won’t need to use a lip pencil.

Step 2: Soften the edges

Run your finger around your lip line to soften the edges of the colour.

Step 3: Reapply lipstick

This time use a small brush to reapply the lipstick, to make the colour brighter and bolder.

Step 4: Buff the colour

Using a small fluffy brush, buff the colour outwards over your lip line until you reach your ideal snogged-out level.

Step 5: Add a gloss

Apply a lip gloss within the lip line.