VIDEO: Pro make-up tips - glamorous ombre lips for autumn

After several seasons out of the spotlight, lipstick is certainly a big trend at the moment, as SS16 saw the nude lip reign supreme with the likes of Oscar De La Renta and Zac Posen showcasing it on the runway.

Make-up tips
Make-up tips

Contouring moved from complexion to lips this season, with the ombre look making pouts appear plumper and adding definition.

Collection and Celebrity Make-up Artist Francesca Neill believes preparing your lips is as essential as preparing your skin.

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Having styled stars such as Alesha Dixon, Girls Aloud and Cheryl Cole, Francesca shows you how simple it is to transform your look with a simple flick of lip gloss.

She reveals not only how to prep your lip but what this season’s hottest trends are in this short video.

Francesca’s Top Tips:

Exfoliation: Always ensure that your lips are exfoliated and moisturised before applying any lip product.

Moisturise: Apply lip balm to prevent colour bleeding and promote a smooth surface for even colour.

Day Look: Opt for lip gloss for a day time look as it’s lighter and easier to wear. Use a lip liner to fill in your lips, this will act as a primer. Apply lip lacquer in a dabbing motion for a natural look.

Lipstick: Apply your choice of colour over the lips straight from the bullet; the creamy texture means that the formula applies evenly and without dragging. Blot lips using a tissue to remove the excess and top up during the day if needed.

Complete The Look: For a seamless finish, use concealer to sharpen up the lip line and clean any edges for the perfect pout.

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