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When heading on a night out, every true fashionista knows that adding a slick of lippy is the best way to ensure you stand out on the dance floor. However, sipping on drinks and the general wear and tear of the evening can lead to smudging and a less-than-elegant look if your lipstick isn’t applied properly. Luckily you can avoid this by following some simple, effective tricks that will keep colour in place for a perfect pout all night long. Mikey Philips from CID Cosmetics let Cover Media in on all the tricks of the trade.

Prime time:
The best way to start is by priming your lips for colour application. If you’re also looking for a fuller pout, try Benefit Lip Plump Primer. The product helps lips appear fuller whilst also allowing colour to stay on all night, regardless of how many cocktails you sip.

Conceal it:
You may not normally use concealer near your mouth, but it’s actually a great way to even up the lip line and definition. New CID i-conceal comes with a brush applicator that allows for precision. Blend the concealer around the outer edges of your lips, paying particular attention to your Cupid’s bow.

Drawing the line:
Lip liner may make you think of the ‘90s with a shudder, but when applied the right way it can make all the difference to your look. Rimmel London 1000 Kisses is a long-lasting liner that promises not to smudge, no matter how often your pucker up.

Adding colour:
Picking the right shade for your lips is probably the most important part. Brunette girls with a darker complexion can go for reds with an undertone of orange, which will add to the warmth of the skin. Fairer girls should go for hues with a blue tint, while a true red will look good on everyone.

Gloss over it:
Finally, you will want a lip gloss that keeps everything in place while also plumping your pout to its full potential. CID i-plump contains menthol, which gets circulation going and also smoothes lips for a perfect finish. L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail top coat is also a great product. © Cover Media