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Today’s hot new makeup look is a super bold lip. Amber D shares her top tips for nailing this look.

Going into summer we can keep our makeup minimal but also keep it popping with a bold electric lip. You can take the bright lipstick shades you have or start with some fresh new ones and make them even bolder by layering them up. Rock out any bright colour and MAC has so many to choose from: from MAC Violetta lipstick which we used at Zambesi to a bright orange like MAC Morange or try a red like MAC Lady Danger!



For the Zambesi AW13 show at New Zealand Fashion Week I started by concealing along the lip line with MAC Mineralize concealer and a MAC #217 blending brush so that the edge of the lip is perfect. Then with MAC PRO Purple chromagraphic pencil outline and fill in the whole lip. To make the lips look fuller ever so slightly round out the edges.


Apply your lipstick with a lip brush and be generous with the amount of product you use so that the colour is opaque and bold – really load up that brush!

Use a tissue and press down on the lips to remove any shine then with a small soft brush like the MAC #224 press on a small amount of MAC Prep + Prime powder – this will set the first layer.

Apply the lipstick again and repeat the tissue & powder step – this will ensure your colour looks super bold!