Make Up Tips – latest trends from Shape and Beauty Salon, Blackrock:

Orange is the new red when it comes to lip colour. The youthful orange lips adds’ a playful element to make up. It has an edgy feel to the usual red raspberry shades. Orange is a strong colour so if the colour is not sharp and polished it can look messy. It tends to suit most skin tones especially naturally honey / golden skin but paler complexions can wear it too. Maybe opting for a sheerer version than the full-on opaque colour tapped on with a finger for an understated finish.

A few steps to get this perfect pout

  1. Make sure the lips are well moisturised.
  2. Extend foundation over the outer lip to avoid lipstick bleeding. It also produces a matt finish.
  3. Define the lips with a pencil from the same tonal family.
  4. Fill in the colour with a flat square brush. Blot and reapply. Layering and blotting is the key to this strong look.
  5. Give depth to the lips by using a lighter orange colour on the centre of the lips.
  6. To pull off the strong lip colour keep eyes minimal and tonal to allow full attention on the lips.
  7. Keep fake tan to a minimum – the whole look could be a bit too orangey.

Wear this bold playful colour with attitude. Please feel free to call Shape and Beauty Salon Blackrock for a Make Up Consultation. Our salon opening hours and price list are available on or website. Or Click here for our pricelist