5 Make-Up Artists, 5 Favourite Lip Combos
5 Make-Up Artists, 5 Favourite Lip Combos

5 Make-Up Artists, 5 Favourite Lip Combos

Whether it's the perfect nude or a bold red, there are endless lip combinations out there to have fun with. Here, we asked five regional make-up artists to share their favourite lipstick and liner pairings, as well as their best application tips…

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Zara Moses

“My go-to liner is the Lip Cheat in ‘Iconic Nude’ by Charlotte Tilbury. It's the perfect everyday shade for achieving that subtly contoured, overlined lip. Then, for a more glamourous evening look, I like layering ‘Velvet Teddy’ by M·A·C Cosmetics over the top.”

How To Wear It: “I gently pat the lip colour over my lips, including the liner, and then blend it with my ring finger for a seamless finish. I finish up with Dior Addict Lip Maximiser in ‘Shade 001’ for that perfect Kim K look.”

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Sarah Sequeira

“I love a nude-beige 90s lip. Start of off with the Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencil in ‘Versatile Chestnut’. For the centre of the lip, use Patrick Ta’s Silk Lip Crème in 'She's Independent'. I always finish off with a plumping gloss, and Fenty is my favourite. It’s a great way to make your lips look fuller.”

How To Wear It: “First, you want to make sure your lips are well prepped. A generous amount of lip balm should be applied before you start but dab off the excess before going in with your liner to avoid it bleeding throughout the day. I find that dusting the tiniest amount of loose powder before application really holds product in place. Using a fine brush to apply some concealer to clean up the edges it a great way to give you that sharp and defined look.”

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Gaelle Hanna

“My current favourite lip combo would be the M·A·C Cosmetics Lip Liner in Cork and the Huda Beauty Faux Filter Lip Gloss in Bombshell. I’ve been using it a lot lately, especially on brides. It complements all skin tones and gives the lips that beautiful glass-lip effect, while also hydrating and nourishing at the same time.” 

How To Wear It: “Make sure you blend the lip liner with a brush before applying the gloss evenly over the top as the consistency of this gloss is pretty thick and the colour is strong. You can also build up the colour to your liking.”

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Fady Kataya

“Right now, I’m loving the Makeup Forever Lip Pencil in ‘Up & Down’ paired with Pat McGrath Labs Mattetrance Lipstick in ‘Honey Haze’ – natural yet polished. The lip pencil defines my lips perfectly, while the lipstick adds a subtle pink hue that complements a range of skin tones.”

How To Wear It: “I recommend outlining the lips with the pencil first to add definition. Then, fill in with the lipstick for a smoother finish. This combo pairs beautifully with neutral eye look and a soft blush.”

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