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Lipstick Guide For New Year’s Eve

Lipstick Guide For New Year’s Eve
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With New Year's Eve fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about exactly which lipstick you will be wearing when you have your kiss at midnight. Lipstick is the favorite makeup product of a couple of our SkinStore Beauty Editors, Katie and Anna (pictured), who have helped share their recommendations today. To get ready for the big night, we’re exploring SkinStore’s must-have lipsticks, so whether you prefer matte, satin, red or nude; New Year's Eve is an evening that should be celebrated in style.

Lipstick can make or break your whole look, the classic red lip is the little black dress of the make-up world, while a glossy nude lipstick can add the final touches to a dark, smokey eye, so discover our crème de la crème of lipsticks to add another dimension to your look.

Barely There

A recent SkinStore survey of 2,000 women found out which lipstick color makes women feel the most confident and the results might surprise you!

We’d usually associate a classic red lipstick with empowerment, making you look like you’re oozing with confidence, however, SkinStore’s study shows that it is in fact nude lipstick that makes women feel their very best.

The study revealed that the top five confidence-boosting shades were nude, light pink, berry red, dark pink and bright red.

So while a classic red lip might be perfect for those special occasions or those days when you need a pop of color on your lips, nudes are the new reds, ladies!

The Perfect Lipstick Application

The perfect pout isn’t a two-minute job, it takes a little bit of preparation, skill and upkeep to ensure your lips are looking plump and gorgeous all day long.

Before you even think about picking out a lipstick shade, you should prep your lips to help you achieve a flawless application and long-lasting finish. The June Jacobs Lip Kit is a trio of lip saviors and includes a lip scrub, masque and balm to help you to create the perfect canvas for your favorite lippie.

Start off by buffing away dry, flaky skin from the lips with the lipscrub, followed by a thin layer of lip balm to nourish and hydrate your lips and to create a barrier between your lips and lipstick to prevent your lipstick from drying out your lips. The lip masque can be applied to lips after removing your lipstick at the end of the day, to calm and nourish the lips and keep them in optimum condition.

There’s just one more important step before you apply your lipstick to help you get the perfect pout. Lip liners help you to create the illusion of fuller, more defined lips as well as increasing your lipstick’s staying power and preventing bleeding – don’t be tempted to skip this step!

Discover your kiss proof lipstick with our bestsellers:

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