I love how a lip gloss can give my pout shine and sheer colour at the same time. But my biggest gripe with them is that some are too sticky or the colour simply doesn’t last.

I found the solution to my lip gloss woes when I met Junior Cedeno from the international Dior Pro-Team at the Dior pop-up event at Paragon.

Junior is an international makeup artist that is a fixture at fashion weeks and has worked with international fashion magazines and celebrities such as Elizabeth Hurley, Sharon Stone and Charlize Theron to name a few. He was also the official makeup artist of the Spanish Royal Wedding between Prince Felipe and Princess Leticia.

A lesson from Dior on how to get the perfect lip

During a makeover session with a model (pictured above), he showed me how to get the Dior Diablotine look – a tinted red lip with a delicate layer of gloss, which I found to be perfect for Summer.

First, Junior started by adding a touch of luminosity to the contours of the lips. He used Dior’s Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen highlighter on the outline of the lips and also around the areas of the nose to hide any redness. Junior explained, “this is to ensure the area around the lip is balanced.” To place more emphasis on the pout, he highlighted the cupid bow with Diorshow’s Mono Eyeshadow in 623 Ribbon.

A lesson from Dior on how to get the perfect lip

To create a tinted lip, Junior shared a traditional trick – smearing the lipstick on with your finger. Junior explained that massaging the formula lightly on your lips will help colour stay on longer. For this look, he used Addict Extreme Lipstick in Princess Extreme 553.

To give your lips gorgeous colour and shine, Junior recommends applying gloss over a tinted lip.

A lesson from Dior on how to get the perfect lip

He applied a coat of Dior Addict in Diablotine 643 on the inner pout. This helps keep the gloss light and sheer when you press your lips together to blend. The look doesn’t require layers of gloss so it’s not overly shiny or sticky.

To complete the look, simply brush some matte powder around the area of the lip so as to enhance the difference in texture between your pout and your skin.

For more beauty tips and tricks, meet the Dior Pro-Team and Dior Makeup Artists at the Dior Addict workshops and masterclasses here. Also check out the fun activities happening at Dior, Paragon Atrium, L1 from now till May 5 2013.