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The Beauty Vault - April
The Beauty Vault - April

Why Blurred Lips Should be the Next Look you Try!

11 April, 2018 - 08:52pm by - Head Pixie | 20 Comments

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By BR Amelia

The best part of the beauty world? It's a world where anything goes. For every bold lipstick there's a nude. For highlight that can be seen from space there's a soft diffused sheen. Neon eyeshadows stand alongside natural tones. And even the way we apply our lipstick has its hand-holding opposite. Move over crisp lines and filled in lips, make way for your blurry bestie!

Blurred lips have been circling for a while now. They've graced magazine covers and runways, but now more than ever they're having a moment - and no wonder. They're sweet, chilled out - and yet there's a cool edge to them that has us all a-swoony.

via Pinterest

So how do we get the look? Read on...

1. First things first... as always, prime your canvas. In this case exfoliate your lips, then apply a moisturising lip balm and let it sink in. 

2. Choose your colour. What we love about this look is that any colour is fair game. You can go nude, pretty it up with a pink, reach for a red, play with a purple.

3. Work from the inside out. So take your lipstick, apply colour to the middle of your lips then get a cotton tip or a lip brush and blend it outwards.

4. Play. This is the bit where you get to do you. You can blend it out so that it finishes at your lip line, before your lip line, or so that it's feathering around your lip line. You can then add gloss or a lip topper to the centre of your lips to create depth and/or sparkly. It's up to you!

Word of warning... As much as the term 'more is more' is echoed through Beauty Review's hallowed halls, we do feel this is one trend though where restraint is key. More is more will only end up making you look like you've been sucking on a heavily food-coloured popsicle with wild abandon. Cute on a five year old... not so cute on us grown up types.

So there you have it - simple tips to get a blurred lip! So will you be rocking a blurred lip? Or is this one trend that needs to be poked away with the sharp end of a stick?

 

Homepage image: Maybelline.

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Um, I think I prefer crisp lines and filled in lips. It is post-popsicle for me.

I like crisp lines as well Maree.

22nd April, 2018 at 1:57 pm

It looks good on the models, but I don't think my lips are big enough to pull it off.

I am the same

12th April, 2018 at 7:52 am

It doesn't look finished, not that keen to try it.

I think the same.

22nd April, 2018 at 1:57 pm

I love the look but need fuller lips to achieve this look.

I tried these for a while a couple of years ago, they're super flattering! Pretty sure the trend started in Korea/Japan with the doll face style makeup before developing onto Western runways.

My lips are too non existent for this look lol

I quite like the look, but don't think I'd have the talent to make it look right ...I'd be more likely to create a look that resembled the makeup carnage you get in the morning after a big night out!

Think it's nice for a more casual look - might try it!

This is me after a few hours anyway.

Haha me too.

12th April, 2018 at 10:00 pm

I get the same but in reverse after a couple hours.

13th April, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Next trend perhaps tannygirl

13th April, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Me too!

22nd April, 2018 at 1:56 pm

I don't know... I don't think I can pull it off, but I'll give it a try just out of curiosity.

This is what I look like when my lipstick bleeds and I've only got a tissue to clean up...... blurred edges lol

I'll give it a try. Personally I will always prefer the crisp sharp line, it just looks more polished and pulled together. When I first saw this trend, popular in Asia I thought it looked like someone was too rushed to finish apply their lipstick or had sucked a popsicle. If the areas of your lips with no color are as pale as your skin it can look like you have very thin lips.

If only I had fuller lips like those models, I might give it a try. Sadly, all it would do for me is make me look tight-lipped and mean, and who wants that? :)

It actually looks like they have gone outside their lip line in a pale colour. Not too keen on this look for me but it may be fun for the younger gals.

I could give it a try . Dunno if it will work though.

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