Marc Jacobs Cat Flick

Video: Making-up brows and lips the Marc Jacobs way

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  • Watch Global Makeup Artist for Marc Jacobs Beauty Gilbert Soliz apply the finishing touches to a retro look...

    Now that you’ve learned how to bronze and apply retro flick the Marc Jacobs way, it’s time to move onto the details that pull the look together. Yep: we’re talking lips and – everyone’s current favourite – brows.

    For those of you who’ve seen the first two videos you’ll know that Global Makeup Artist for Marc Jacobs Beauty Gilbert Soliz is really rather good at demystifying makeup application so that it’s easy to replicate.

    Watch this video for his masterclass on how to fill in a brow with a pencil (Gilbert’s using Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil, £19), and how to cheat a nice plump pout by applying lashings of sheer lipstick (Gilbert’s pick is Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Moody Margot, £24).

    And, if you’re a lip or brow person, here are some extra tips on keeping them both beautiful…

    – Amp up the growth. To get maximum growth going on, brush brows through nightly with a brow oil. Or just use an old toothbrush; both will stimulate circulation to the follicle and speed up growth. If you want to get fancy, try a brow growth serum – I love RapidBrow.

    – Remember The Golden Filling In Rule. When drawing in brows remember to always mimic hair when you brush on your chosen pen, pencil or powder. Short and light strokes tend to create the most natural effect.

    – Get Your Scrub On. Lips need some very light exfoliation – try using a lip scrub (I rotate between Sara Happ The Lip Scrub and Jane Iredale Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper), or take a cotton bud dipped in lip balm and roll it across the surface of your lips twice a week.

    – Grab A Lip SPF. Sun damage also affects the skin on your lips and they too can be burned and dried by the rays. Make like me and chuck on Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick SPF 15 or Alpha H Lip Perfector before you head outside on sunny days.

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