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How to Achieve the Just-Been-Kissed Makeup Look

Lip Makeup

How to Achieve the Just-Been-Kissed Makeup Look How to Achieve the Just-Been-Kissed Makeup Look How to Achieve the Just-Been-Kissed Makeup Look

Lip looks tend to be fairly straightforward — matte, high-shine, or cream; subtle or bold. While lip looks have varied ever-so-slightly over the years, one look that we never anticipated was the season’s just-been-kissed makeup look. Where once upon a time kissed-off color was thought to be messy, nowadays it’s one of the biggest fashion statements you can make. Now, before you go kissing everyone you come into contact with, understand that you can recreate the blurry lip look with the right makeup products— think: lip scrub, lipstick, and lip gloss— and techniques. As always, we’re here to walk you through the step-by-step process below. Pucker up!

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub

A base lipstick (we love the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-ly In Love, Matte Mandate, and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in At the Drop of a Matte)

A shine lipstick (we love the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Laminated Fuchsia, and L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Dewy Petal)

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Sticks

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Mystic Black

How to get the look:

Step 1: Prep Your Lips

Before applying any lip color, start by buffing away any dead skin that could be sitting on the surface of your lips. Instead of harshly scrubbing your pout, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub and buff a little between your lips. Formulated with three pure sugars and cocoa, your lips will feel like they’ve been served a delicious treat.

Step 2: Apply Your Base Color

Once your lips are buffed to smooth perfection, it’s time to add a little color to your pout. If you want to rock a classic red just-been-kissed makeup look, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-ly In Love; if you want to flaunt a hot pink pout, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandate; and if you want to keep it a bit more subtle with a pale pink lip, try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in At the Drop of a Matte. When applying, make sure you fill all the way out to the edges of your lips.

Step 3: Blur Your Lines

Once you’ve applied your lipstick oh-so-carefully for the perfectly filled lip, use a lip brush to gently blur the edges, pulling color ever so slightly past your natural lip line for a soft over-lined lip look.

Step 4: Apply Gloss

Next, use a glossy lipstick that closely resembles your base and apply it overtop your lips, this time styling within the lines of your lips. If you went with a red lip, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red; if you went with a hot pink lip, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Laminated Fuchsia; and if you went with a pale pink lip, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Dewy Petal.

Step 5: Keep the Rest of Your Beauty Look Simple

Anytime you’re trying to showcase one specific aspect of your beauty look, it’s best to make sure not to give your focal point anything to compete with. That said, when it comes to showing off a just-been-kissed makeup look, be sure to keep the rest of your makeup simple and dewy. Start by priming your face with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow-Lock Primer. Follow it up with the L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer topped off with the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer in any areas you want to look a tad brighter or hidden from view. Next, apply one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks to your cheeks for a pinch of color. Blend it in and top your cheeks off with a swipe of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Sticks. Complete your beauty look with a few swipes of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Mystic Black and just watch and see how many compliments you receive.

Want to learn other easy-to-achieve makeup looks? Check out our article, How to Rock the No Makeup, Makeup Look: The Complete Tutorial, for an instant beauty update.