3 Ways to Perfect Your Pout
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3 Ways to Perfect Your Pout

Create beautiful, super-sexy lips with these tips from two makeup experts.

Get super-sexy lips with these tricks from Uzo, a NARS senior stylist, and Sean Guerra, a NARS makeup stylist.

  1. Soften delicate skin. Use a conditioning treatment that contains natural botanicals like shea butter (try Peter Thomas Roth Lips to Die For, $25, sephora.com). "When lips are hydrated, color goes on evenly and lasts longer," says Uzo.
  2. Create the illusion of dimension. Apply a pearly illuminator like NARS The Multiple in Copacabana ($36.50, narscosmetics.com) directly above the indent of lip's V-shape. "The highlighter creates luminosity and gives lips a lift," explains Guerra.
  3. Add shine. "Shiny lips always look smoother and fuller," says Uzo. Wear an intense-shine gloss alone (try Biotherm Glossy Shine Luminous Crystal Gloss in 50, $11, biotherm-usa.com), or dab on a clear coat in the center over lipstick.

Originally published in Fitness magazine, March 2006.