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How to Do a Natural Makeup Look on Lips

Learn how to make up your lips to look natural from professional makeup artist Michelle Dittrich in this Howcast makeup tutorial.


My name is Michelle Dittrich and I'm a makeup artist. I've done makeup on a lot of celebrities: Pam Anderson, Kanye West, Lenny Kravitz, Cynthia Nixon. There's a big misconception that I could never do that look on the runway and you absolutely can. Everybody can. And you'll play to your best attributes and I can show you how to do that. So we've just finished the natural flush blush look on Billy. We also did her eyes, eyebrows, and illuminizing cream beforehand. Now we're going to finish the look with a natural-looking lip. And I think that the best way to keep a lip looking natural but still polished, finished, and dressed is to find the color that is inside of your lip and go maybe one or two shades darker or brighter depending on your mood. But if you're trying to create a natural look you never want to go more than two shades in either direction. And keep it a natural pink color so that is does look lippy. We're also not going to use anything that had a lot of shine to it or anything too matte. We want to keep that look of your lip texture. So I've picked a lip color that is very neutral, similar to her lip color, but a little bit deeper and it has a little bit more of a pink hue to it as well. I'm going to apply it directly. I'm not going to use a lip brush. I'm not going to use a lip liner, anything. Because if we're going natural, it should be easy, fast. Right? So go ahead and just put your lips together. And we're just going to dab it right on there. You don't need to be too particular with the lip line because we just want that kind of "I just rolled out of bed and I look perfect and I can't help it" look. So that's it. That's the natural, put-together, two minute (less than two minutes probably), natural finished look. It's easy and pretty and done.

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