How to Apply Berry Lipstick Like a Professional Makeup Artist

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Berry lipsticks are an Autumn/Winter beauty staple, and over the years I’ve accumulated a beautiful collection of sumptuous plums, vibrant raspberry pinks and seductive cherry reds. The only problem is I rarely wear them, because the look seems so high maintenance. Application has to be precise, and then you need to keep a close eye on the colour throughout the day.

But this year I’m determined to make the effort and rock a berry lip more often (my favourite pinky nude bullets could use a break anyway…) And to get motivated I spoke to Clinique’s UK Colour Artist, Florrie White, who kindly shared her expert tips. Here’s what she had to say…

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CTP: What’s the best way to find a berry lipstick that flatters your skin tone? Are there rules to follow?

Florrie White: There are rules based around skin tones, but the surest way of finding a complimentary shade is by trying and testing. Take advantage of your local make-up counter and have a play. I always think it’s best to follow your instinct, so try out a colour before you buy and see the reaction from your friends before you commit.

How do we get long-lasting, precise results when applying deep, juicy lip colours?

Make sure to even out your lip shape first by using a lip liner, and then fill in the whole of the lips with the liner pencil. This will hold onto the lipstick, giving a long-lasting finish. Also, choose a lipstick with a creamy formulation – it will glide on and be easier to apply.

Which Clinique products do you turn to when creating a berry lip?

It’s so important to prep the lips before you start, and I love All About Lips for this because it leaves a matte finish. Then go in and perfect the lip shape with Clinique’s new Quickliner Intense pencil and apply a creamy, intense finish with a Clinique Pop lipstick.

Which style of eye makeup best compliments berry lipstick?

You can either keep the eye simple with a few coats of black mascara, making the lips a real statement, or create a really classic smokey eye with a complimentary pigment such as Clinique Black Honey All About Eyes eyeshadow. Then balance the cheeks with a light berry flush on the apples of the cheeks.


INSIDE FLORRIE’S BEAUTY KIT


If you were on the fence before hopefully Florrie’s tips have encouraged you to give deep, berry lips a go this Autumn/Winter!

Do you like to wear berry lip colours throughout Autumn/Winter? Which shades do you always return to? Leave a comment below or tweet us at @cocosteaparty to have your say…

P.S. Heal chapped lips with these 5 simple steps.

{Lead image of Miranda Kerr from Glamour US}

  • i neeeeeed more berry lips in my life. that’s for sure.

    love the blog! please take the time to check out mine and maybe even follow! no pressure though! 🙂

    have a great week!

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

  • Matte berry lips, I don’t need to hear any other trend for this season

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  • Alice Styles

    Berry tips always look so gorgeous, it is about time for me to find my own berry lip

  • AlisonSheath

    Just the tips i needed to make my favourite berry shades last longer!